Thankfully Reading Weekend Mini-Challege #2: Photograph Your TBR Shelves

Today, Candace from Beth Fish Reads hosts the second challenge of Thankfully Reading Weekend:

Today’s mini-challenge is to share a photograph of your TBR pile or at least one bookshelf. I know some of you already posted some photos of the books you hope to read this weekend, but I’d like to see more books. You can show older books, your kids’ books, or new books. You can show a boring old bookcase (like I did) or you can photograph something fun. If you want, feel free to vlog. Either way, Show Me the Books!

I attempted to do a vlog of my bookshelves.  Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on who you are!) my husband is currently watching college football. He was doing a bit of yelling in the background, not using the most appropriate of words!  So instead, I share with you photographs of the majority of my bookshelves!

The first is my horror bookshelf.  My husband isn’t very happy that it’s set up in our living room, but now at least it’s behind the chaise part of our couch and not as obvious as it used to be!

The next is my mix-mash shelf, also in our living room.  It started off as a bookshelf to hold my leather-bound classics & some of my favorite books as a child (including the Little House on the Prairie series!).  Then I added my YA books and my “vampire books” (Anne Rice, Sookie Stackhouse, Vampire Diaries” were also added.  So, it doesn’t make much sense anymore.

Finally, we have the largest shelf I own, one we purchased from Ikea over the summer.  Another mix-mash of books. The top two rows of shelves have some of my favorite crime fiction, fiction, & YA books.  The bottom two contain ARCs and other upcoming books on my TBR shelves.

Oh, I’d be remiss not to add a picture of Jack, one of my reading buddies.  Now that I have a chaise to sit in while reading, he lays at the bottom of my feet and sleeps while I read.

So there you have it! Not nearly as exciting as a vlog but fun nonetheless!

15 Comments to "Thankfully Reading Weekend Mini-Challege #2: Photograph Your TBR Shelves"

  1. Beth F's Gravatar Beth F
    Twitter: BethFishReads
    November 27, 2010 - 5:09 PM | Permalink

    Your horror shelves are awesome. Wow — what a collection. I’m so impressed. The rest of your bookcases reflect mine: no real organization except top-priority review copies.

    Jack looks like he’d be good company when you’re curled up on the couch to read.

  2. Melissa's Gravatar Melissa
    Twitter: melissawiebe
    November 27, 2010 - 5:28 PM | Permalink

    Great collection! (sry for the double post)

  3. SenoraG's Gravatar SenoraG
    Twitter: senorag2001
    November 27, 2010 - 5:42 PM | Permalink

    WOW, love your shelves and your reading buddy too.

  4. November 27, 2010 - 6:35 PM | Permalink

    EXACTLY what I imagined your bookshelves to look like! Overflowing with amazing books, all of which I want to read!

  5. alisonwonderland's Gravatar alisonwonderland
    Twitter: utahalison
    November 27, 2010 - 6:57 PM | Permalink

    Lots and lots of books! Love it!

  6. November 27, 2010 - 7:00 PM | Permalink

    I love all the bookcases!

    I have a feeling I know what your husband was yelling since FSU is beating Florida.

  7. November 27, 2010 - 7:11 PM | Permalink

    Your shelves look like mine..thank goodness. Excellent bunch of horror and mix-mash (love that term).

  8. November 27, 2010 - 7:12 PM | Permalink

    I mean that in the best way, BTW. I have double and triple parked bookstacks all over the house.

  9. Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)'s Gravatar Kim (Sophisticated Dorkiness)
    Twitter: kimthedork
    November 27, 2010 - 7:13 PM | Permalink

    The horror shelf is impressive. I can see why your husband would not want them in the living room, though :)

  10. Mandy (The Well-Read Wife)'s Gravatar Mandy (The Well-Read Wife)
    Twitter: wellreadwife
    November 27, 2010 - 8:23 PM | Permalink

    Salivating over the horror book shelf! I might try separating mine by genre too. I bet that really helps keep things organized.

  11. bookmagic's Gravatar bookmagic
    Twitter: bookmagicdeb
    November 27, 2010 - 9:59 PM | Permalink

    Love the look of overcrowded shelves. I wish I could line my walls with shelves

  12. November 28, 2010 - 12:02 AM | Permalink

    Wow a whole shelf of horror? cool! love the rest as well

  13. Leslie's Gravatar Leslie
    Twitter: undermyappletre
    November 28, 2010 - 2:03 AM | Permalink

    Wow. When I see an overflowing shelf like that I just want to start browsing through it.

  14. Pam's Gravatar Pam
    November 28, 2010 - 5:27 AM | Permalink

    This is seriously my favorite challenge ever. I LVE looking at stacks of books and the way everyone organizes theirs. I’m organized in SO little of my actual life that I’m mazed to find that my bookshelves are, indeed, fairly organized. Oh and I would never be able to vlog during a football game in our house…mostly because I’d be yelling, too…oops! ;O)

  15. Jen Forbus's Gravatar Jen Forbus
    Twitter: jenforbus
    November 28, 2010 - 2:46 PM | Permalink

    Fun stuff to get an inside look at everyone’s shelves. And isn’t it great to have reading companions? My cats keep my lap warm while the dogs keep vigil! A family that reads together…;-)

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