Every once in a while I get an email or a message in which someone compliments my blog "Her Book Shelf". It's a simple mistake that I really don't mind too much. I also had one author refer to me in two different emails as "Leslie" despite my consistent signature of "lisa :)" However, the reason I chose the existent name of this blog is that I think the books a person reads do tell you something about an individual. My friends that read mostly nonfiction tend to be rather serious (and very smart). Those that like fantasy tend to be imaginative dreamers. People I know that read a lot of mysteries have logical or analytical minds. And those that like love stories, in general, are sentimental romantics. I know these are generalizations and don't always hold true, just as I know there are plenty of people like me that enjoy multiple genres and may possess multifaceted personalities. As much as I enjoy trying to use books as a literary form of chiromancy, I came across this quote that sheds a bit more light on my odd hobby of pinpointing personalities:
"'Tell me what you read and I'll tell you who you are' is true enough, but I'd know you better if you told me what you reread."