Bookshelves are a marvellous thing don’t you think? They stand there in a corner of the room, harbouring piles of well thumbed tomes – books that you just can’t bring yourself to part with and which mean something to you, in some obscure or overwhelming way. When you’re having one of those moments, where you’re desperate to get your teeth into some meaty reading, to loose yourself to that wonderfully indulgent and completely selfish pursuit of escapism – the bookshelf can guarantee you that trip through nostalgia.
This is why when I discovered Keynko’s blog post titled, ‘What does your bookcase say about you?‘, I just had to join in with the blog hop.
This is my bookcase. It’s a mish-mash of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, thriller, classic, factual and you could say, everything else. Not to mention the amount of clutter that seems to accumulate on it’s dust covered shelves!
Here we have my (almost) entire collection of Robin Hobb books. I love, love love her – especially her Farseer Trilogy, which was just magic. Amoung them we also have some James Herbert, Fiona McIintosh, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen King, some classics and a copy of The Prose Edda, which I bought for The Beef two years ago, for his birthday. He still hasn’t read it. We also have lots of bubbles.
This shelf has, surprise, surprise, yet more J.R.R. Tolkien, with some Dickens, George R.R. Martin, Milton, Terry Pratchett and Richard Dawkins.
Ooh look! More George R.R. Martin, Tolkien, James Herbert and Stephen King. Can you see the theme here?
Yep – more Tolkien and Robin Hobb, accompanied by Douglas Adams, Nigel Slater’s ‘The 30 Minute Cook’, a book about drawing and hidden in the corner there, Brian Cox’s ‘Wonders of the Universe’, which I’m yet to read. Yes that is a saucepan!
I’m also one of those weird hybrid reading people…thing. I own a Kindle and have real tangible books. I like to have the best of both worlds and the kindle opens up a whole new accessible world of literature to me, that I simply wouldn’t have discovered elsewhere. However those authors that I truly love, their works will never be purchased in the digital format by me. There is something about the printed book, that cannot be replaced by a load of pixels.
If you want to join in on the blog hop, then hop on over to Keynko’s post and tell us what your bookcase, says about you!