The feature I love most about my bookshelves is that they’re pretty tall and they’re double-sided. It’s cool, because it feels like I’m in a library or bookstore when I go between them. And I get double the shelf space, which I could always use more of.
This is what the front of my main shelf looks like. The top shelf holds my books that are in a series, and are a mix of paperback and hardcover. For some reason I just don’t like having a series with both paperbacks and hard covers. I’d rather have only one or the other. Next, my second shelf consists of my hardcover books. Then, my third shelf has all of my paperbacks that are in a series. Finally, my last shelf holds my paperbacks (some might also be in a series, but I just don’t own the rest yet). Other than that, I tend to organize my books by the ones that jut out the most on the far-left, and the rest just by the jacket color in an order that pleases the eye. I know, a bit complicated and quirky, but it works out great!
Another shot of my bookshelf.
This is what the front side of my other shelf looks like. On the left side of the top shelf are books that I’ve borrowed from my family or friends that I still need to read. On the right side of the top shelf are books that I have read but still need to write reviews for. I always tend to fall behind :p My second shelf holds all of my books that I have bought and still need to read. I really need to start reading all of these! All of my ARC’s and books sent to me by publishers are on the third shelf. Plus my painted ceramics and little chotchkies are on this shelf as well.
My mom made this for me, and it fits perfectly on the top of my shelf. The letters spell the name of my blog, From The Bookshelf of T.B. It was extremely thoughtful and sweet of her to make it for me. I love seeing it everyday as a reminder on top of my bookshelves.
So that basically sums up what my shelves are all about! Thank you so much Nina (and ARGH!) for this wonderful opportunity! It was a lot of fun, and I hope you all enjoyed seeing my shelves. I hope to have even more books filling them soon!