Saturday, May 4, 2013
Touring My Bookshelves: Shelf #1
Every book nerd loves to check out other people's bookshelves, whether it's in person or online. I mean, hello, there's a website called Bookshelf Porn. Obviously we like creeping other people's shelves. So, I thought I would bring you on a virtual tour of my own shelves. I have books all over the place. Just last weekend I finally put up a new shelf - and it's almost full already. I'm going to spread out the posts a bit so keep checking back for the next tour.
Today's post features the large shelf full of books that still live at my mom's house.
I have to give a shout out to my sister, who took these pictures for me. (And hey, if you're looking for another blog to read that doesn't have much to do with books but should prove to be entertaining, check out her new blog here.)
Here are some of my lovely series reads. Yes, I own Twilight. Scored those hardcover beauties after Christmas one year when Chapters Indigo had their annual 30% off hardcover sale. I should really reread those ones and see if I still enjoy them. Next: the super amazing Jessica Darling series. I first discovered Jessica when I was in high school (context: I'm almost 26 now.) I believe this was a series my best friend's older sister was reading and she thought we'd like them too. We did. Next are four of my Jane Austen books. "Why four?" you ask? Because these are the four I've read. The other two are living with me in my own house. Then, the Traveling Pants girls. Sigh. Adore these books. The first one is missing in this shot because it's also with me. Oh, and fun fact: that bear's name is Alps and he comes from Switzerland!
Here's a random hodge podge of a shelf. My Anne of Green Gables set is here, one that I've had for ages. I found that Beatrix Potter set at a secondhand shop for a price that I just couldn't pass up. A magic series, Carole Matthews, Cecelia Ahern, Katie Fforde (love!), Emily Giffin, and Sheila O'Flanagan (love!) round out the rest of the shelf.
Here's a jampacked shelf! A lot of these books are ones I enjoyed but were kind of forgettable - with a few exceptions. I adore the Mindy Klasky Jane Madison series. It's a chick lit series about a woman who finds out she's a witch. I also spy Shanna Swendson's Katie Chandler series in there as well. It's another magical chick lit series. Also here is one of the few Sophie Kinsella books I actually own, Remember Me?, which I really enjoyed. And finally, my lovely box set of the Little House on the Prairie books. If I remember correctly, my mom had the opportunity to buy this set at a really great deal. I was still in nursery school but, boy, am I glad she thought ahead. Also featured on this shelf is Reepicheep the talking mouse from the Chronicles of Narnia (Prince Caspian, to be specific.) He was made as part of an assignment in grade seven. He used to have a plastic sword but it disappeared long ago.
Finally, we arrive at the bottom shelf, another shelf of mostly forgettable books. Yes, you see One Day there. I wanted to love it. Really, I did. But I just did not enjoy it one bit. Same goes for The Last Summer (of You and Me). And, of course, the bears. On the left is Goldie, a bear sporting a shirt from Wilfrid Laurier University (my old school.) On the right is Dustin, as in Dustin McGowan, pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays (er, well, if he ever gets better...) I think I amused the guy working at Build-a-Bear that day. He was used to Mileys and Zacs (Hannah Montana and High School Musical were huge at the time.)
There you have it, friends. I hope you've enjoyed today's tour and that you'll stop by for tour #2, when I feature the books I loved and immediately gave to my mom (who is still working her way through them...)
Happy reading :)