Showin’ Off My Shelves

Bookshelves-CrespiI decided to do a new weekly feature on my blog.  It’s just for my own gratification, but if anyone feels like joinung in, feel free.  The thing is, I have a lot of bookshelves.  So many so that it is not uncommon for me to be looking at my shelves and discover a whole bunch of books I didn’t remember I had.  There have even been times where I find a book I swear I have never seen or heard of in my life!  So once a week (hopefully I will be able to stay with Thursdays) I will post pictures of ONE shelf in my library, list the books, talk about them, etc. etc.

To start off this feature, I chose the very first shelf on my very first bookcase.  My bookcases are all alphabetical with the exception of the first two shelves, which are reference books.  So here you go! (click on the images to enlarge)

IMG00025-20091112-0810Now here are some close ups:

IMG00026-20091112-0811In this picture, you see

Good Fiction Guide, by Jane Rogers, Hermione Lee, Mike Harris, and Douglas Houston *I love books like this when I want new ideas for what to read.  Admittedly, I rarely use them since my TBR piles are ridiculous!

The Oxford Companion to English Literature, by Margaret Drabble *From college

-Norton Anthologies–these were all from college.  I probably had double what I have no but I sold some back.  I wish now that I had kept them all!

English Literature, Vol 8

The Sixteenth Century/The Early Seventeenth Century

English Literature, Volume A: The Middle Ages

English Literature, Volume C: The Restoration and the Eighteenth Century *No Volume B . . . no clue where it went.

Literature by Women

IMG00027-20091112-0812One straggling Norton’s–Postmodern American Fiction

The Catholic Bible *I went to a Catholic university, so I bought this for school long before I converted to Catholicism

Catechism of the Catholic Church *received this while I was converting

The thin little tome is Gesture, the literary magazine from my college

The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Catholicism

An Outline of American History *This is a very old book that was originally from my grandfather’s library.

And then you can see the first of my HS yearbooks, the rest of which I cut out because they’re not really the focus of my shelves.

After completing this little exercise, I am certain that you can learn a lot about someone just by looking at their bookshelves!

 

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7 Responses

  1. That is a great new feature and it is always a lot of fun to see what others have on their shelves. And you are quite right, show me your books and I’ll tell you who you are 😉

  2. How fun! I’d run out of shelves much faster than you, but it is a great idea.

  3. I can’t get past the fact that your shelves are alphabetized! 😉

  4. This is going to be fun…

  5. Love the new feature!

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