Many of us are looking for ways to occupy the time we are spending at home. Do you prefer to create things, or consume things others have created? There are plenty of examples of each available: learn to play an instrument or livestream a concert. Film a YouTube video or binge-watch a TV show. Cook or get take out. Read or write.
In this context, “Shelf of Shame” refers to the pile of books by the side of your bed, waiting to be read. Additionally, it can refer to your queue of movie or TV shows you’ve been meaning to watch, but just haven’t gotten around to for one reason or another. What have you been meaning to read or watch that you haven’t?
With the Christmas season approaching, we see famous examples of both poetry and prose. For example, the poem “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clarke Moore, or the novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Do you prefer one form over the other?