Here at Book Lovers Inc., we claim to be “book lovers”. Now we’ve decided to back up those claims. We’re going to be showing off our book shelves at home to prove just how
crazy adoring we are! I recently acquired two additional bookcases, so I volunteered to let you all have a peek at mine first (while they’re still relatively neat
These are my two most recent additions. They sit on either side of the window in my kitchen. (Did I mention I live in an 840 sq. ft. apartment?) The left side contains reference books and cookbooks, for the most part. The right bookcase holds my David Eddings books, Patricia Cornwell, Kathy Reichs, M.C. Beaton, plus a few other female mystery writers.
These two shelves sit in my living room. The bookcase on the left holds all of my YA books. There’s still some space available but I imagine it won’t be long before that gets filled too :-p And it also has pictures of my daughter over the years; the baby pic is my absolute fave!
The right side bookcase holds my Canadian author collection, including Margaret Atwood, Robertson Davies, Guy Gavriel Kay, and others. It also has a ton of the classics squished onto one poor, sagging shelf.
This bookcase doubles as my TV stand (and all of the other junk that goes along with it :-p ). Here you’ll find Charlaine Harris, some collected works, like Shakespeare, Austen, the Bronte Sisters, plus lots of other chick lit and literature. BUT, what you see here is only half of it! There is a second layer of books hidden right behind this one.
Despite the new bookcases that have only been in my apartment for two weeks, I have very little space left. I’ve tactfully omitted the piles of books stacked in various spots around the apartment, not to mention the large bookcase in my daughter’s bedroom
I sometimes feel a bit crazy with all these books around, but can easily justify them by telling myself, someday, I’ll be able to share them with my daughter. What do you all think? Do I qualify officially as a Book Lover? Let me know!