Today I’m getting ready to head down to Atlanta on Monday to begin my year as a Visiting Professor.
Chief among these tasks is packing a nice-sized reference library of books about science, by scientists by Freeman Dyson, E.O. Wilson, Fynman, Oliver Sacks, Greene (THE ELEGANT UNIVERSE), Crick & Watson, etc. And then there is the library of Books About Writing, as I will be teaching writing, and yet another library of science fiction and general literature, as I will be teaching SF Literature. And criticism; those books are a sizeable presence here as well.
So all in all I see a rather pleasurable afternoon shaping up, as sorting through books is one of my favorite pastimes. Of course, it is a slow process, as one always needs to stop and read.