Hello! I’m Sarah (Essjay) from My Favourite Books and like the rest of us bloggers I’m obsessed by books and bookshops. I think it’s fair to say that my shelving is a little disorganized. I know where everything is (and why!) but I could do with tidying things up a bit.
First off, upstairs in the library (or back bedroom) are the shelves where I put my modern keepers – books I love that are pretty current. This is where I keep my Melissa Marr, Cassandra Clare, Charlaine Harris and the such. They’re actually alphabetical which I’m quite proud of. The bottom shelf is mostly writing and reference stuff.
On the other side of these shelves is my To Be Read pile. For some reason the more urgent the book the closer to the floor I put it until they’re almost throwing themselves at me. I used to try and keep it alphabetical but that’s sort of gone by the wayside. The top of these two shelves are books that I’d like to get round to reading at some point but it just hasn’t happened yet. However, having said that I can see at least three books on that top shelf that should be on the bottom one.
Downstairs there are more shelves and one of them houses my much-loved Harry Potter books. Behind them I keep my Philip Pullman, Armistead Maupin and Narnia books. Above that are books on various rock/pop artists and, weirdly, some pop-up books.
Below that I keep a whole load of books that I used at college. They’re mostly classics, some of them I still read. In fact, some of them go back to G.C.S.E so I’m never getting rid of them as they have all sorts of notes and scribbles in the margins.
Having done this I’ve realized that my shelves are a mess. I take back what I said earlier – there’s absolutely no order whatsoever. I know where to find everything, which I suppose is the main thing. Oh dear, I must go and sort them out …
Thank you Kirsty for letting me share my shelves!
Thank you Sarah for sharing your shelves
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