Ahhh Bookcases, the bain of my life right now. I'm in desperate need of another, only my house is so tiny I don't know where I would put it. I have seriously considered getting rid of essential pieces of furniture but I'm not sure how well that would go down with the rest of the household.
This is my 'big' bookcase which I squeezed into the corner of the living room, shoving the couch along as far as I could to get it in. This one contains mainly YA books, though there are a few adult ones tucked in there too. The pile to the side is my review book pile, which was under control not so long ago (eek) Here's a closer look.
I don't have a set system really for books, other than keeping series/authors together and keeping Hardbacks and paperbacks separate. There's a mix of read and to be reads here, I don't keep them separate otherwise I'd have parts of series here and different authors there and that would bug me. One thing I do do when organising my books is try and colour co-ordinate. It's not working so well now I had to turn the paperbacks on their sides to fit more on though.
This is also in my living room, although it isn't strictly a book shelf. Well, it's not a book shelf at all actually! There was a hatch there to the kitchen once upon a time which was replaced with this little unit before I moved in. The shelves are only thin and only half the book sits on it and if the books aren't packed tight from edge to edge they fall off, so it's not exactly practical but it has to do right now. I put big series books on here. Notice the top shelf is empty...I did try to fill it but ended up under a shower of books *sigh*
This nifty little bookcase sits in my hall and contains all my pink and girly chicklit books! What's great about this one is that it's really deeps, so the books are all double stacked . It's small but holds a LOT! Very pretty this one!
So this isn't actually MY bookcase, it's my six year old daughters, but I think it may be my favourite in the house. There's so much magic packed onto those shelves! She's always loved stories and won't part with her picture books, but she's also a great little reader herself and has recently started to read her own little novels all by herself. I love getting her books I remember loving as a child (a couple of them are from when I was a child) and she's got Harry potter there for when she's ready, she's already a huge fan.
I do have one last book shelf area, tucked away in the cupboard under the stairs which mainly has Adult books, Classics, Text books, Cookery books and Non Fiction. But this cupboard is also the dumping ground for hundreds of pairs of shoes, coats, toys, hoover, ironing board, ironing pile...etc and NO-ONE is seeing that mess! I'm going to be out of space soon though and desperately wish I had a room just for books *that would be awesome* because boxing up/getting rid makes me sad. In the meantime though, do I really need two sofas in the living room......?
Thanks Kirsty for inviting me to take part in Bookcase Showcase!
Thank you Vicki for showing us your shelves. If you would like to be featured in a future Bookcase Showcase please contact me (details are on the bookcase showcase page) as I would love to feature you!