Nothing like a good link-up to get one out of a blogging slump. Modern Mrs. Darcy always has a fresh outlook on life with lots of bibliophile love happening on her site, and when I saw her most recent link-up idea: What's On YOUR Bookshelf? for sharing what is on the bookshelves of your home, I knew I had to share a peek at ours.
We are huge book lovers in our house as you'll soon see from the WAY TOO MANY photos of most of our bookshelves (yes, I omitted a few and we have some boxed up still).
Both LegenDaddy and I came into our marriage with many, many books although I beat him by at least 5 times as many.
Our house is somewhat of a book tour with each shelf featuring a different genre of books.
To the left is a living room bookshelf featuring our religious books, children's/young adult fiction chapter books, a selection of picture books, and then the Calvin + Hobbes collection and some other random books on the bottom.
Close up of the children's/young adult fiction shelf: I loved the Bobbsey Twins as a child and read many of them at my grandparent's house whenever I could. Now whenever I see a hardback copy of one, I pick it up.
Another Living Room shelf with an eclectic assortment of History, Math, fitness, reference, and other books that hadn't found a shelf yet.
First stop upstairs, the boy's bedroom. Since we try to encourage our children to read as much as possible, books are placed at easily accessible spots for each child.
Metal cubby holes have provided a great transitional spot for books that my almost 4 year old looks at during his rest time. Big enough to hold the "Look + Find" style of books yet sturdy enough to accomodate some heavier choices, we have this one right at the foot of his bed.
We have several small baskets around the house to put our ever-rotating board books in. Another easy access point for small hands.
The boys' nicer books are kept in this shelf, where we try to keep the books in a little bit tidier state.
A close up of some of our favorite children's books.
Here is my favorite, favorite bookshelf. My dad made this shelf for me when I was high school. In this house, we keep this one that is filled with all my classic fiction, plays, and poetry, and we keep it out in our reading room.
And, no, it's not an illusion. The shelf does magically get bigger as it goes to the top. My dad is a genius. =)
And this is what happens when you own too many paperback classics... I also am anal and keep them in alphabetic order according to authors' last names, but somehow the ones that ended up on the floor are not the end of the alphabet...
And lastly, here is our SUPER messy shelf, otherwise known as the magazine and library shelf. Ever changing. Ever untidy. But, it is the most used of all our shelves, so I forgive it for being such a mess.
Oh, and pretend there's not painter's tape all over it...
Missing are our cookbooks to be found along the counter in the kitchen as well as any of my craft/blogging/presently using for whatever which are lain about on my desk.
My faves are mostly the ones found in our reading room as they're lovelies that I've collected over the years at many a used book sale. It's hard to pick a favorite though when they all seem like old friends. There are just so many I love.
As far as most used, these days it's probably my growing collection of liturgical home and ideas books. Presently my Harry Potters are in a state of being re-read, and I am plowing through a few religious/faith books. I really need to attend to my Book List for 2013 as we draw this year to a close.
And there you are, a tour of our bookshelves throughout out house. Head over to The Modern Mrs. Darcy to see many others' fabulous shelves.
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