Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Shelves

The Paranormal Book Club is having a Facebook contest where you send in pictures of your bookshelves and win stuff.  I'm not entering but it did give me an idea for this blog post...

My bookshelves are everywhere.  I went around the house taking pics just now and ended up with ten pictures.  And that's not even counting the two shelving units in the bedroom because Hubs is still sleeping*.

Too be fair, I do run an online used books store.  I have over 2K books listed for sale right now through Amazon.  (And before anyone gets their undies in a bunch, book sales feed my book buying habit.  Without that money, I wouldn't be able to buy all the new books I buy.) The above picture shows books K-T.  Yeah, my shelves are alphabetical by author's last initial, but not within the letter - so you might see King before Kellerman on that first shelving unit.  I'm anal, but not that anal.

Pics of just my keepers would be five shelves - three out here and two in the bedroom.

Still, no matter if they're my forever books or just passing through on the way to someone else, they're mine and I love having them all around me.  If I didn't think I'd break the spines, I'd pile them on the bed and roll around in them. 

What about you?  What do your shelves look like?  Are they strictly for books or do you have other stuff jammed in there, too?  (Pay no attention to my Prospector Pete Santa - he's not a Christmas decoration.  He's too cute for just one season.)

* He's up, so here's a shot of one of my bedroom shelves...

Yep, it's jammed full.  I love the fact that this house has tons of built-ins, but I really do need more shelves.


  1. Whoa. I bow to you, queen bibliophile. That is so awesome.

  2. You are my hero. Seriously. Could I bother you to email me?! I have some questions about selling books online that I was wondering if you could answer?!


    Hope to hear from you!

  3. If it weren't for the military, I'd have a roomful of books. Heck, it would probably look like a library. But in the military, you move a lot and stuff ends in storage, so I had to get rid of a lot of books (some I wish I still had). But I now have three bookcases upstairs near capacity (one is filled with just Stephen King and Dean Koontz and it's stuffed). Then there are the stacks of books in various boxes on the family room floor, not in a case yet. Those are the ones waiting to be read.

  4. Ooo! I always love seeing other peoples bookshelves. I should do an update on mine, since it's been almost a year since I posted a picture...

    And I dont judge you for selling used books. Any books that I dont like go to the used bookstore, and then I buy books with that money. *shrugs* I see it as, "Im setting the books free so someone else might love them..." Yes, I know Im crazy, LOL.