Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Bookshelf Tour-The Loves of my Life
This is an old post of my bookshelves I did for BBAW. I was feeling nostalgic so I decided to repost.
Blogging has changed so much about the way I go about my reading. I have always been a quick reader. I can finish an 800 page book in a couple of hours. So it’s not necessarily that I read more because I have always been on a 100-200 book a year habit but I now have a record of the books I have read. I never wrote anything down before and I never remembered the books I finished for long after I finished them but now with my blog and my Goodreads account I have a record of when I read it and what I thought about it. Not really something very striking but necessary.
Blogging has also opened me up to more genres and more books than I ever thought possible. When I started my blog, I was what I like to call snooty. I only read classics and literary fiction---BORING. I thought that was what I thought I would be blogging about but soon felt myself pulled in the (more fun) romance and YA directions. I have been a romance reader since I began pilfering my mother’s books when I was a kid but I never thought I would be blogging about romance books. They are mostly what I read now and I couldn’t have chosen a better or more diverse genre. I also found YA mainly through poking around the blogosphere for recs. I’m not quite sure I would have touched a YA book without recs from bloggers I love. I still have so many YA books on my TBR—it’s actually quite ridiculous.
My acquisition habits have not changed. They are still terrible. I acquire books like a hoarder. I am currently on a “buy out-of-print bodice rippers” rampage. My last big order was of 106 of those books and that was only a third of the wishlist. Like I said, terrible.
Regular romance shelf-All the books I have stolen from my mother as well as single author titles. Not organized at all but very pretty to look at.
Favorite romance shelf-If I like a romance, it goes on this shelf—well, it did until I ran out of space. All of my complete collections of authors go here. Organized by author because I am a backlist buyer
Also, while this might seem somewhat not so bad---it really doesn’t look so bad or so many until you realize that my shelves are triple shelved. So what you see in the front x3. It’s bad.
My fiction shelf-Books that I have deemed worthy of keeping but not included in a collection that gets its own shelf. Not organized.
My classics shelf-My classics collection and books I love. Not organized. Has some old text books in there as well.
Randomness shelf-Overflow from the other shelves. Not organized.
Anne shelf-Where my L.M. Montgomery books are. Somewhat organized.
Jane Shelf-Everything Jane Austen currently in my possession. All my sequels and everything go on this shelf. As well as my mini-Jane and my mini-bookshelf that my favorite uncle made for me.
YA Shelf-All of my YA books. I even have some of my BSC books in here. I need another YA shelf because it’s full. Organized by series.