Why I Have Mt. Bookpile

 

After moving this past month I wondered why Mt. Bookpile never has a chance to shrink. I found my answer in this quotation Cornelia Funke uses at the beginning of Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke:

Hark, the footsteps of the night
Fade in silence long.
Quiet chirps my reading light
Like a cricket’s song.

Books inviting us to read
On the bookshelves stand
Piers for bridges that will lead
Into fairyland.

by Rainer Maria Rilke, “Vigils III,” from Sacrifice to the Lares