Bookshelf Shenanigans

Okay, "shenanigans" might be a strong word. But it's an awesome word! So let's talk books. Here is my bookshelf:

My Bookshelf

As you can see, it's packed to the gills. Books upon books upon books. (Plus random tchotchkes. And the "Orlando Bloom as Will Turner in Pirates of the Caribbean" action figure a friend gave me.) A stuffed bookshelf is a happy bookshelf. Do I wish it was a little better organized? Perhaps even alphabetized or divided by category? Yes. I do. But I've managed to keep my books from taking over the apartment, aside from a secondary book holding area near my desk. I feel like for a bookworm like me, that's a job well done. (My recently acquired library card helps contain the literary sprawl. As does the fact that I occasionally take books I'm never going to read again to live at my parents' house in Tennessee.)

In the coming months, you'll have the privilege of getting up close and personal with my bookshelf, as I start sharing some of my favorite reads. When I read something amazing—or even something that's problematic in an interesting way—you'll hear about it. I also want to look at my favorite rereads, those books I save for a rainy day (or week, or month) when I need something comfortable and perfect.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with some links about amazing bookshelves! As a kid, one of the primary reasons Beauty and the Beast was my favorite Disney movie was the Beast's library. In a slightly more realistic context, I fantasize about one day having floor-to-ceiling wall shelves complete with a ladder that wheels horizontally. But I'd be just as happy with most of these:

From Flavorwire, 30 Gorgeous and Innovative Bookshelves:

From Enpundit, 11 Amazing Bookshelves/Libraries:

That's all for now! Thanks for reading.


(p.s. -- I'm trying out different days for blogging, to see what works best with my schedule. I promise, I'll set a posting routine soon!)