As you may know if you’ve watched any of my videos, my bookcase is my go-to background for photos and videos. A few weeks ago, when I posted its pic in the background of my successful editing celebration (below), someone asked for a bookshelf tour.
First off, the bookshelf itself. When my siblings and I graduated high school, my parents gave us each a comparatively “big” gift. Since it was landmark moment in life, I wanted something that I would use for the rest of my life. So I chose a hand-crafted bookcase. As you can see, I should have asked for two…
Other than books, of course, the shelves also store some literal goodies–my stash of Dove chocolate for munching on my mornings off when relaxing with my reading, as well as Spry peppermints and Yum Earth hard candy drops.
Then we’ve got good old Elmer the shelf horse, who’s so ugly he’s absolutely adorable.
This is a cool box someone gave me. Whatever came inside it is long gone, but the box is just too nifty to get rid of.
Then we have my pile of “currently reading” books–my Kindle, the latest copy of The Writer magazine, and Magnus Magnusson’s epic history tome on Scotland.
The Main Attraction: Books
And that brings us to the books themselves. They’re organized by author last name, starting with fiction. Here are a few of the highlights:
This is one of my childhood favorites. I picked up three or four of the Trixie Belden mysteries at a garage sale when I was ten or eleven. I bought them for a quarter or so, because a few of them had horses on the cover. I still love Trixie and her gang and their clubhouse misadventures (I even had a clubhouse like theirs when I was little).
On the second shelf, we have one of my favorite books, Mary Johnston’s tragic and brilliant Civil War story The Long Roll.
The third shelf is dominated by my (still incomplete) hardcover collection of Patrick O’Brian’s amazing Aubrey/Maturin books.
Now, this shelf holds my favorites. But then I’m prejudiced. On the fourth shelf, these possibly familiar titles separate the fiction from the non.
And then we have… writing books!
Lots and lots of writing books!
Down on the bottom shelf, we have my favorite Bible studies and devotional books.
Here you can see some of my history books, on the left side of the shelf–and all the books that don’t fit (plus the dust jacket from Scotland).
And, finally, it’s not actually in the bookcase, but just because it makes me happy, the personalized notebook reader Hannah Wilson sent me after reading Storming:
And that’s my shelfie!