TGIF at GReads! (5) & Weekly Recap

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This week’s question is:

Bookshelf Tour: Where do you keep your books at home?
Are they organized?

So. I didn’t realize until this morning that I hadn’t actually scheduled a post for today. Whoops.

That means I don’t have any pictures to show you of the chaotic disorganization that is my bookshelves. I have two IKEA bookcases that house most of my books, and some open shelving in my living room that now hosts my prized YA collection and a few other pretty adult books. It’s become a de facto storage place for beautiful covers, books I really want to read, and signed copies.

The other two nightmares are crammed full in whatever way made the most sense when I unpacked. Three years ago.

Case 1:
As degree holders in the always useful theater field, the hubs and I have amassed an incredible amount of play scripts, that sit two deep on one shelf with some monologue books stacked on top. That case also houses a shelf devoted to religious material (having gone through a conversion or two we now have a range of texts and prayer books for both Jewish and Catholic faiths – it’s a long story). There is also a shelf for mass market paperbacks (also two deep) and beyond what is visible I actually have no idea what books are there. Finally, it houses reference books from the hub’s grad program, my grad program, and undergrad books that were too tall to fit anywhere else. It’s the boring textbook shelf, and it’s at the bottom.

Stacked in front of this case are my review and giveaway piles.

Case 2:
This bookcase has a mishmash of books acquired over the years, and features more of the books I’m proud of and/or am collecting. It has my still-not-complete Wizard of Oz series, the Harry Potter series, some TBR books I amassed from my university press gig during college, some of my prized nonfiction books, and other cool or interesting books I’ve read over the years. The bottom shelf holds lots of my anatomy coloring books (I have been collecting/coloring in them since I was a kid), old French language study books, and lots of books on vegetarianism/veganism/animal cruelty from that one time I tried to go vegan (also a long story).

Most of these shelves are CRAMMED full with other books piled on top and shoved in where they can fit. It’s a mess.

I think I have a project for the weekend now.

What’s your bookshelf situation?

My weekly recap is inspired by the phenomenally talented, kind and generous Small Review. If you are not already following her, you are really missing out. Also, have I mentioned how much I love Cool Text? They’re the folks that allow me to make these cool (and simple) text buttons – for FREE!

If you’re a first time visitor, or just didn’t get the chance to stop by this week, here’s what you missed:

Comic Books – Yay or Nay?
I talked about a new genre I’m exploring and asked for your thoughts.

In My Mailbox
Waiting on Wednesday – Dearly, Departed

BETWEEN by Cyndi Tefft
1/5 stars

I’m giving away SPELLBOUND and a signed copy of THE ESPRESSOLOGIST for my July giveaway. Hop on over and enter!

Enjoy your weekend everybody!

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12 thoughts on “TGIF at GReads! (5) & Weekly Recap

  1. Hahaha I love that your two bookshelves are exactly the way you left them when you unpacked years ago:) I would like to see pictures of that messy magnificence!

  2. Logan…you've intrigued me so much by your descriptions that I demand pictures now!! LOL And I didn't know you were a theater major! And so is your husband?! How freakin' cool!! 😀

  3. heheI didn't haven anything ready for today either. I should have thought of doing this, instead, I hastily wrote about how I'm failing at my RCs. LAME!And *epic sigh* I wish I had an IKEA down where I live. I really, really need more bookshelves. In my current, over-cramped shelves, I have my boring textbooks to. I don't know why I keep them. I haven't cracked them open in ages. But collecting scripts does sound fun. Happy Friday, Logan!

  4. I have several shelves. One for art books one I share and one all my own. Organized? Sorta? ;D

  5. Hopping through. I used to have a very organized book system when I was a kid – by series, category, and alphabetical. Lately it's just been chaos. Now almost all of my books are in boxes since I'm getting ready to move.My Hop

  6. Oh, there he is. Hi Logan's husband! (Calling him your "hubs" just didn't sound right to me.)Anatomy coloring books, huh? I think I'm going have to hear that story. Especially since you follow it up with the books on vegetarianism/veganism/animal cruelty. Maybe messy bookshelves are like messy kitchens? A messy reader is a good one?

  7. Yes, it'd be funny to see a pic of your shelves. As for me, mine are so stuffed that I have a rule now: if I bring in a new book, I must get rid of one!

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