Friday, July 22, 2011

TGIF: Bookshelf Tour

It's Friday! It's Bookshelf Tour Friday, the day in which I take y'all on a tour of my surprisingly small bookshelf!  *does bookshelf tour Friday dance* 

Told you! Surprisingly tiny, right? Just two shelves. Technically I have MANY, MANY more books than this, but when I moved from Arkansas to Syracuse I only brought a few select things, and then when I moved from Syracuse to NYC, I brought even fewer things. So, the majority of my books (e.g., all of my Harry Potter books and all of my childhood/high school faves) still live in Arkansas. 

So what you see on those two measly little shelves are the books that I've bought/traded/inherited since moving to the fine state of New York. 

Top Shelf!

As you can see, there's not a super complicated shelving system in use here—it is in height order and series order. Since most series are the same trim size, this makes this process VERY easy. Also, you might notice that most of the things on Shelf 1 are YA books. There are a couple notable exceptions (American Gods and Save the Cat!, as well as my various etymological dictionaries and style guides . . . OH Journalism school and your crazy dictionaries and style guides.)

The Bottom Shelf, although called the Bottom Shelf, does not follow the same rules as shelves at bars—just because it's on a lower shelf doesn't mean it is cheaper/lacking in quality. In essence, the Bottom Shelf follows the same madness as the Top Shelf, but also includes my compendium of Jane Austen novels, my Buffy comics, and my sorority's alumni directory. It also has a peppermint. Hmm. 

So there you have it! My surprisingly tiny bookshelf. I am SO looking forward to the day that I have a lovely home with built in bookshelves. *daydreams*

TGIF is a weekly meme hosted by the wonderfully lovely Ginger at GReadsBooks


  1. Aww I love your little shelf.. and peppermint too :-) always need fresh breath when reading, hehe.

  2. I love all shelves...even the tiny ones...:)

    Love the layout of your blog too..!!

  3. That reminds me of the shelf I had in my college dorm and I would switch out books every time I went home for break LOL

  4. Thanks for sharing. Moving & Books don't get along too well. I have left many nonfiction books behind at schools I don't work at anymore. If you get a chance, stop by Amy @

  5. A small bookshelf is better than no book shelf!! I have tons of bookshelves and some books are still in boxes from our move! I have enjoyed this post..I like looking to see what books people have on their bookcases

  6. I love the little shelf! I'd want one to put my most prized books :)