Has the physical exhaustion of the endless middle-class toil got you down? Are you desperate for another in a long string of trivial distractions to amuse you and distract you from the harsh reality of the unblinking void? Allow this ancient, unanimated daguerreotype to bring a moment of Good Feelings into your life, or at least some cognitive dissonance.
The game: attached below is a photograph of the northern half of the present author’s home library.
Majestic, no? Note the grandeur of the Ikea bookshelves, all named Billy. Take in the couch, a bloated and gaseous corpse, purchased in the Watergate era. Cast your eyes toward the crown molding, lending a touch of Ionic superciliousness. Finally, bathe in the radiant light of the books, all purchased for between $0.99 to $3.00 at thrift stores and public library book sales.
Once you’re finished being struck by awe, let’s move forward to The Game.
The outlined section in the picture above houses the baseball books in my collection. The challenge: using the picture above, name as many of the books as possible that you can recognize, based on the spines. There are 65 books in total. A final hint: they are alphabetized by author.
Good luck to you! May you be diverted!
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