First, congratulations to Diana Savastano, the winner of our “peeping girl” Kindle giveaway! I am proud to introduce…Peggy Pixel! Doesn’t it sound like Dick Tracy’s girl Friday?
When trying to figure out what content gets the most “clicks” –a way of measuring a page or post’s popularity on the internet–the “experts” often point to those that contain pictures, especially pictures of babies and pets.
Well, I don’t have babies or pets.
But I do have books.
So here are some photos of a portion of the books in my house. Note I say a “portion.” I am not sharing pictures of my toilet, or my bedroom, or my kids’ rooms (aka, disaster areas), or the cobwebby space in the basement where I have one of those giant rubber bins of paperbacks.
(Please. I have standards.)
So here goes This is the one corner of my living room. Most of the books are hardbacks, a composite of history and a few holdovers from my college days. We did designate one shelf to hold our DVDs, mainly boxed sets of special collections.
On the other side of the wood stove is a matching set of shelves. These contain, well, I’m not really sure. My husband’s collection of Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, and George R.R. Martin’s Song of Ice and Fury (the Game of Thrones source material) is there. I slogged my way through Jordan, but I gave up on Martin. Sorry.
Note: The hubby built both sets of shelves. We are book people, after all.
Next, we move into the den/library. This room was a bit of a disaster when we moved in, with indoor/outdoor carpeting that had been glued to the underlying hardwood, and a crackle-painted piano with a mirrored panel (as a pianist, I wanted to cry). Floor-to-ceiling bookshelves also built by The Hubby with help from a guy I used to work with. He wanted me to proof his Master’s thesis and offered to pay me. I asked if he had any experience with building shelves.
The subject matter of these books–again, mostly hardbacks–is…eclectic. Again, we have the obligatory hold-overs from college. Classic fiction. My complete set of Harry Potter and my Jane Austin omnibus set. A whole shelf of theological books (mostly The Hubby’s).
Did I mention we are book people?
And then, there is my shelf, a cheap-o bookcase from <insert name of discount store here>. Top shelf are my favorites. Middle is craft, bottom is “books I’ve been a part of” either because one of my stories is in it, or it’s from a critique partner.
You can kinda see a pile of mass-market paperbacks on the floor.
I am sure I am not the only person whose house looks like this. Books everywhere. Because while you cannot have too many books, you can have too little shelf space, right?
So tell me I’m not crazy; others have book collections like this, right?