Wordless Wednesday: Bookshelf with Cat

(Photo: Shala Howell)

(Photo: Shala Howell)

It’s all fun and games until someone breaks the fossil.

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About Shala Howell

I spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now I'm working on a much harder problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. The first book in my Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. My next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, is currently planned for release in 2018. In the meantime, you can find me blogging about life with a very curious Ten-Year-Old at Caterpickles.com, chatting about books and the writing life at BostonWriters.blog, and tweeting about books, writing, science, & things that make me smile at @shalahowell.
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4 Responses to Wordless Wednesday: Bookshelf with Cat

  1. tirane93 says:

    am i the only one who can see the word “troublemaker” tattooed on this cat’s forehead?

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  2. How did he get up there!? 🙂 I love this picture, and I love how you have your books organized by color! (I wish I didn’t have a librarian bug in my to group by Dewey decimal) Great picture. Love it.

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    • Shala Howell says:

      Yes, my org scheme is the despair of my librarian buddies. However, it works really well for me. Having never been trained on the Dewey decimal system myself, I tend to remember books by the color of their spines. Organizing books by color cuts down the search time tremendously for me. Also, turns out to be easier to add new books into the system, than if I were to be true to more rigorous sorting systems (Dewey, author’s last name, genre, etc.)

      Plus pretty. And before you ask, yes, if the book has a dust jacket, I keep the dust jacket on. I have it on good authority that 50% of a book’s value is in its dust jacket. 🙂

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