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[livejournal.com profile] sabethea spoke wistfully of that meme where you take a photo of your bookshelves, so I thought I would continue my spate of inconsequential posts with my current shelves. I show off my proper ones all the time, but this is what I have in Brussels.



The first shelf is read until you get to Lessing, then Lessing to Undercurrents is in progress, and everything else (apart from the Guttenburg bible and the Hodgson Burnett biography) are unread. Of those unread, 20 are books I brought out with me at the start (I brought 50 altogether, I think, all books that I owned and hadn't already read, in some case having owned for over a decade and not read), and others are acquired in Brussels, in Amsterdam (a goodly amount) and in the UK on visits back. The pile of books at the end are French books bought with more hope than expectation of reading. The Persephone book is Heat Lightning by Helen Hull, about Suffragettes. I need to move everything back in 3 weeks, and there are only three I don't want to keep (the first three on the top shelf, if anyone wants to claim).

It is probably uncouth to urge, but I LOVE looking at other people's books, so if anyone else wanted to post theirs I would be most grateful.

Date: 2013-07-06 07:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sabethea.livejournal.com
That will be my weekend's Thing. (My weekend is Sunday-Monday as Jay has them off.) I will take photos of ALL THE BOOKSHELVES YES. Also, if I'm feeling Outrageous, of the place where the next bookshelves will go. (There's probably little that says more about someone's book habit than having bought a new bookcase and knowing where the ones will go NEXT.)

SO HAPPY. BOOKSHELF PICTURES ARE THE BEST!

Date: 2013-07-06 08:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slemslempike.livejournal.com
yay! i really look forward to seeing yours, especially as we have similar good taste in girlsown :)

Been meaning to send you this link

Date: 2013-07-21 07:45 pm (UTC)
jinty: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jinty
One-third of our bookcases! :-) The other two-thirds haven't yet been built... :-(

Re: Been meaning to send you this link

Date: 2013-07-21 07:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slemslempike.livejournal.com
Ooh, lovely! What's the little thin shelf for?

Alas for the thin shelf

Date: 2013-07-21 08:02 pm (UTC)
jinty: (buffy library)
From: [personal profile] jinty
I think that little shelf has been organized out of existence since taking that photo - R has got one or two more full shelf loads in since then, by dint of me saying that I'd lie the taller books down sideways if it was me (so the two Jean Auel hardbacks that I shamefadedly admit to owning are now modestly laid spine-up, for instance).

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