The idea is sort of derived from this post. What I specifically have in mind is this (which could also be the idea behind the afore-linked post): instead of showing off the “self” via a selfie, why not show off one’s gallery of books?
Which can be read as:
(Okay, someone’s calling attention to his being a “bookworm”)
(Okay, he reads ‘Philosophy,’ he’s smart)
This is the danger of being too meta, of hanging on to an often awkward, often dizzying, often self-liberating schizophrenia. Anyway, lastly: if we want to “show off” our made-up faces and the places of the tourist attractions we have been to, then why can’t we “show off” the pages we have read, intend to read or just intent to display in our future book shelves. Perhaps if everyone starts doing a selfie of their books, there would be like a bacchanalian rage about books, and we can all get to talk about the same books we have read, exchange books with or make reading recommendation to others. Wonderland of books, hopefully the total opposite of Bradbury’s implicit fear.