So I had plans to do a hoarding/collection post this week and I changed my mind at the last minute. I don’t really mind sharing with you guys that my brain is a bit wonky and some times I need to relieve stress by collecting large numbers of things…but I wasn’t happy with the post so it’s on hold for now.
Instead I figured I would do a sort of bookshelf tour. So I’ll let you be the judge, do I have room for more?
Whenever a new book enters my house I go from ‘super happy to have a new book’ to ‘Oh crap…where the hell am I going to put this?’ In some cases I even sit down and start reorganizing shelves, just to fit one book…but I always manage to make it work and some how I don’t have books all over the floor. Okay, I do have books on the floor but they’re under the bed so clearly they don’t count. ;P
On the right is my Young Adult shelf. It also has a shrine to Harry Potter, which includes stuff like Snape’s wand, a Timeturner, and a Chocolate Frog box. To the left is a mix shelf which has my comics, Middle Grade and some of my Children’s books on shelves two and three, and at the bottom are my manga.
The same shelves but without the first layer of books. For those who have not seen the stuff on top, yes those are real skulls…deer skulls actually. My old (and dead) kindle is in the middle, with the samurai sword set and a larger katana, and to the right is a picture and film piece of Snape.
These are the top three shelves of my third bookcase. All of these are considered ‘literary fiction’, so everything for classics to Anne Rice. The mug on the top shelf is where I keep all of my bookmarks.
These are the bottom two rows of bookcase three which holds my romance, science fiction, and fantasy novels. The box on the bottom is my TBR box, which I use to pick a book from my shelf at random. The little dragon on the top shelf was made by Julie Kagawa.
This is my last actual shelf and it’s above my tv. This is where I keep all of my Advanced Reader Copies, I clean this off periodically and get rid of the ones I don’t want anymore. So for the most part these are ones I want to keep or still need to read. It’s also where I keep my borrowed books and my Lego Hobbit Hole, Balen and Bofur say hello!
You thought I was done didn’t you…well I am after this. These are all of the Star Wars books my dad gave me, which I’ve been too afraid to put on my shelves or the fear of actually running out of room. However I’m going to attempt it after I finish this post.
So other than my college text books, a small stack of ARCs that are in my giveaway pile and about two boxes of children’s books…these are all of my books!
Quick update: I put all of the Star Wars books on the bottom shelf of my third bookcase, so the room you see on the bottom two rows…is completely gone.
So what do you think? I have room for more…right?