(If you click you can enlarge the pictures. Of course then you can see how blurry they all are. One of these days I'll actually learn how to use the camera. Geez.)
Apparently I'm not supposed to dust anything or rearrange anything - just take the picture as it is. Ha. Okay. Hope you like looking at dust! I did cheat a little bit, but it was mostly because I realized I left a few books out.
This is my To Be Read Shelf, the way I found it. Geez, what a mess. The only way to clean that up is to READ! mwa ha ha ha...
I tidied it up just a little, and added the books I had left out. It's like they're breeding or something. Little baby paperbacks, taking their first words out there in the big world. Or something.
It's actually getting a little crazy in this house. I'm showing off eight shelves from our massive oak bookcase in our upstairs living room. But that's not all. I've got another set of shelves downstairs, behind my desk, at the back of the family room. Jethro's got a few in his office. There's another in our bedroom, not to mention the stacks of books on each bedside table. On top of that, each kid has a bookshelf in their bedrooms!
We might just use books as furniture soon.
And you? Have you got shelves groaning under the weight of all those beloved books? Do you lovingly dust them or get preoccupied and just stuff them wherever, or do you go in phases like me? Would you show your books off on the intermittent net for anybody to see? (If you do, leave me a comment so I can go check them out.) Do you ever get embarrassed by what's on your shelves, maybe thinking it's too lowbrow or too highbrow? Lotsa words, not enough pictures? I couldn't show you my picture books shelf because there's a stack of report cards and school stuff blocking the view. And yup, it's dusty... Gotta go take a stick full of feathers to them now. I'd love to hear about your bookshelves when I get back!