Here are some items on part of one shelf in a book case. There is no rhyme or reason why these particular things are there, except that's where they got put - most likely when we unpacked after moving from Hickory.
I've actually read some of these books. I read "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance" many years ago. I picked it up and read the first few pages and decided I didnt want to read it again. T.H. White's "Book of Merlin" apparently goes along with "The Once and Future King". I've read both, and liked them. Steve Martin wrote "Shopgirl". What I remember about that is first, Steve Martin wrote it. And 2nd, she took lexapro and created artwork on 3 X 5 cards with crayons, I think. Oh, and she sold gloves in a fancy department store, located in Southern California, where no one needs gloves very much. I've not read "Korean Karate" and have no idea why it is where it is.
The mug, or stein, is something I bought when I was in the Army in Augsburg Germany. Charlie Held ran a couple of Bierfests - nice carnival atmosphere & large beer tents. He ran the first and last of the Bierfest season, which ran in Bavaria from after Lent until sometime the following Lent. Anyway, that's him on the stein, he walked around looking just like that. The Barenbergl Bierfest, I have fond memories. A word of warning - the dark beer is very smooth and very strong.