Wednesday, September 5, 2012

My Bookshelf

*If you're dropping by for the GUTGAA blog hop, the answers to my questions are down below. :)

As I avoided implementing the necessary tweaks my critique partner has suggested, I played on Blogger. And a post caught my eye. About bookshelves. I love bookshelves. She mentioned her own interest in the wooden story-holding slats and posted a picture of one. Of hers.

For me, eyeing the personal bookshelf of another is my way of taking stock of who they are. It's kinda like the way dogs do a meet and greet. No, sniffing the rottweiler's rear won't tell you how much that rottie likes to play ball, but you still get a good sense of who you're dealing with.

Same goes for bookshelves. Or even the lack thereof. And so, I decided to post pictures of my bookshelf. See, up until two months ago, my interests were hidden away in my bedroom. In every house I'd lived in, my books were hidden from prying eyes. But, two months ago when I moved into my current home, I took the plunge and arranged my bookshelves to be the first piece of furniture visitors see. They now live in my front room along with vine pants, and mermaid and fairy art.

If you stare at my choice of books long enough, you'll see that according to culture and society I contradict myself. And I'm pretty much okay with that. :)








I thought about straightening them up before I shot a picture, but I figured I'd show you how messy they are. Books pulled out, with no room to go back. Figurines. Painted rocks from my girls. And all of it lovely. :)

How about you? Will you post a picture of your bookshelf on your blog and let me know where I can fin it? I'd love to stop by and snoop. And if you're not ready for such a leap, tell me if you're drawn to the shelves of others?
    

19 comments:

  1. Great idea, I love book shelves, and the books and other items that reign from there. Yours is awesome. I have a huge wall unit. I'll see if I can oblige, thanks for the look into your world.

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    1. Oh I hope you do oblige!! I'd love to see. I want a big wall unit one day. :)

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  2. Awesome! I love looking at book shelves too. I spend hours tweaking mine and sometimes have to wrangle with the wife over space. Enjoy GUTGAA!

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    1. LOL! I know what you mean! I love that clock there, but I'm trying to find another place in the home for it so I can use that space for more books. Obviously I have books stacked up without a proper home. :)

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  3. No bookshelf pic yet, but I love yours. I saw your Harry Potter collection and I thought I saw some Cassandra Clare? I love her! Very cool bookshelves, and a neat idea for a post. :)

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    1. No, I haven't read Cassandra Clare yet. I want to though.

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  4. Ooh, I think I could sit in front of your bookshelf ALL DAY LONG.

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    1. LOL! That's my favorite place to sit!

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  5. My bookshelf is up for all to see, but it doesn't come close to the character that yours portrays. But I did oblige!

    http://yolandarenee.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for playing along! I love snooping! :)

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  6. Loving your bookshelf! The figurines are so cute and give it extra character. You may call it messy, but I think it's pretty tidy--at least, it is compared to mine, haha! I ran out of shelf spaces years ago, so I have no choice but to pile huge stacks of books on my desk and all over my floor. (The curse of being a lifelong avid reader, I guess. XD)

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    1. Thank you! I'd love to see a picture of yours, messy or not. :)

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    2. I actually posted pictures of it a couple years ago, back when I was just on LiveJournal and not cross-posting on Blogspot yet: http://edgyauthor.livejournal.com/111379.html

      Needless to say, since that was posted a couple years ago, my book collection is even more unwieldy now. XD

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  7. Rachel,

    I just tagged you in the TAG! YOU'RE IT! post.

    You can learn all about it at my blog: http://yolandarenee.blogspot.com

    Have fun, it's another interview!

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    1. Thanks! As soon as I get a chance I'll check out. :)

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  8. Greetings!

    I'm hopping over from GUTGAA and visiting some blogs along the way. Nice to meet you...lovely blog! Good luck with GUTGAA...

    Donna L Martin
    www.donnalmartin.com
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  9. I love your bookshelf and the ornaments. My shelves have a few trinkets here and there. I especially like that clock, its beautiful and drew my eye in right away.

    I posted pics of my shelves as well. http://tyresecoleman.blogspot.com/2012/09/just-my-shelf.html

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    1. Thank you. The clock was passed down through my husband's family, so it's as old as it looks. ;)

      Thanks for letting me know you've posted yours! I'm headed there now!

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  10. My book shelf (if you even want to call it that) is a sad sight to see, I won't burden you w a picture, but it is high up in my closet with piles and piles of all kinds of books that really haven't been touched in the last couple years. I'm not sure if that says something about ME or my season in life right now 😊- your sister

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