Like lots of other bloggers, I decided to participate in Thankfully Reading Weekend- even though I work in retail, and was putting in about 20 hours of work on Friday & Saturday. what the heck – it’s fun to have goals, even if my goal is just to read a little.
They are having little mini challenges all weekend long – since today is my only day to “play” I’m a bit behind. Yesterday’s mini challenge was to photograph some of your bookshelves. So here they are!
Here’s one of my shelves in our bedroom:
You can see on the left, are some books I’ve recently received to be reviewed. On the right are some recent paperbackbookswap books. This bookcase is one of those cheap, slap together bookcases you can get at Walmart, Target, etc., and is mostly filled with hubbo’s Garfield books & my knit/crochet books, but a section of it includes just regular books.
The next bookcase,
is actually in our bathroom! I know, I know, sounds crazy but we live in an apartment that’s less than 350 sq feet. You can see this bookcase, that we picked up for free at a field auction, shares equal space with yarn. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason to these shelves, either – I really need to get organized! Most of them are books that are permanent in my collection, i.e. books I read over & over again, but some are books I just haven’t gotten around to reading yet, and a few are books for hubby.
Finally, my last bookcase is in our living room. You can see this one is mostly CDs, but since it wasn’t completely filled up, (we have 5 CD holders, we have a LOT of cds) I started putting books here, too. Again, no organization whatsoever:
I also have books elsewhere – you know, all over my bed, on the side of my bed, stacked on the floor, on the futon, on the rocking chair, on the kitchen table… but since my place needs cleaning, I decided not to share all of those messy piles with you!
A lot of bloggers have chosen to share the books they are planning on reading this weekend. I’m madly trying to finish up some books, in order to be ready to go for my new kindle which is arriving this week. I managed to finish “Ask ME About Mary Kay” by Jackie Brown, which will be reviewed shortly, and I’m planning on finishing “The Other Queen” by Phillippa Gregory next. Ideally I’ll also finish “The French Mistress” as well, but since it’s 3 PM, I highly doubt it.