Thursday

Bookcase of the Week - Starring ... ME!


Welcome to the all new and improved Bookcase of the Week. Every week I plan on showcasing one blogger's bookcase(s).  That's right - I've asked them to show us their shelves, their favorite reading nooks and even where the magic happens, where they blog.  

I thought the easiest way to get the ball rolling was for me to break the ice.  So here they are... my precious bookcases!! 

PhotobucketYou guys might recognize this bad boy.  He's quite popular amongst the ladies.  Some of you might recognize him, some of you might even own one of him... that's right, it's Billy from IKEA!  I actually have two Billy's and I'm in need of a third - since the first two are completely full now.

This is the first bookcase I got.  There's a little bit of everything in here. Back when I was filling it I was more eclectic (not that I'm not anymore) on my reading tastes.  Notice the Harry Potter's up top, the Stephenie Meyer's in the middle, and all sorts of adult fiction and chick-lit scattered throughout.   I wasn't THAT into YA back then. 

This is Billy #2 - now here you can see where my love for YA began to grow.  Most everything in here is YA.  Except for some stragglers from different genres that I've really enjoyed or they are hanging around until I find them a happy home. 

My third bookcase (see below) is smaller. These guys look more like cubby holes. If you notice I even have baskets at the bottom - which I'm going to begin filling with books soon enough. Here I keep my library books, books that I am participating in a blog tour, my more recent acquisitions, and books that I have accepted for review. I guess you would say my more immediate TBR pile - or the one's that I should be reading.

Now whatever can't be found on these shelves is sitting on my nightstand table, or my kitchen counter (because that's where I hold books for a week - just so I can organize myself and calculate what, who, when, why and where.

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Last but not least, from left to right - you can find my home computer.  I do most of my blogging here, although I also have a laptop that I lug around all over the house.  My favorite reading spot in the house.  The big windows behind it provide plenty of lighting and for some reason when I lay on the chair it gives great neck support.  The last picture is of my dog Grant.  He is my constant companion while I'm sitting or laying on my chair reading so I thought he was intrinsic to your understanding of what my reading at home entailed.

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And there you have it.  The first post for the Bookcase of the Week feature.  I hope you all enjoyed a view of my shelves as well as my favorite blogging accessories.  Up next we'll see what Rachel from Parajunkee's View has to show us.

21 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love it! And I LOVE that chair!

Yah Grant!
My little dog Chito is my reading companion too :)

Elie said...

oh man, I almost forgot! I will email you today!

I so need a Billy. Ikea is so far away, but I am getting one (or two). Fun post!

TwilightsDance said...

I love it Thanks so much for sharing. I need more space as well.

Can i be picked?,lol

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

So question: I need a chair like that. Where did you get yours?

Sabrina @ about happy books said...

Love your bookcases. And that chair looks perfect for reading and blogging.

My bookcases are also from IKEA, not Billy but Ivar. Need to get a new one soon because somehow amazon keeps sending me books :)

Nely said...

@Juju - Rooms to Go! It's goes with my couch set. I love the dark leather - with kids and a puppy I need all the help I can get trying to keep the house clean and my furniture to last. :)

Kerry said...

Love the Billys. I have three myself - the collection keeps expanding. Also, love the new blog layout!!

Casey said...

I wish I had space for bookshelves like that!

Emidy (Une Parole) said...

What a great feature! I love it.

And wow, you've got so many books. Those shelves are gorgeous! I love the size - tall yet slim. Ikea is an amazing store for furniture.

Paranormal Haven said...

I'm jealous that you have bookcases with doors. I so want those!!


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Lily Child said...

Great bookshelves! Most impressive! You seem very organized with your books! I really need to get my books in some kind of organizational system. Thanks for sharing! Also, I love your reading chair! Very cozy! :)

Chrystal said...

I love your bookcases. I would love to own some like it. Maybe a trip to IKEA is in my near future. :)

carla said...

Excellent!
It'd be super to see more of Grant too anytime!

Danny said...

This lools great!! And yes I will make the pictures and send them this weekend!

Great Feature!

kay - Infinite Shelf said...

Your bookcases look amazing! I really need to get a Billy of my own, my TBR pile is all over the place!

Veens said...

wowwwwwwww Nely! LOVE your cases and the couch and that cushion....wow!
I think this is just so good!

Michelle said...

Your bookcases look similar to mine. I have them in red and they are a bit more wide. Love them! So pretty and hold so many books :)

Tina said...

Love the Billys...Im getting some on my Ikea trip next week CANNOT wait....I have to drive to Detriot MI for it (closet IKea to me) and I love your reading friend...

Missie said...

Dooooood, not fair! There is no Ikea in my area. Like none! The nearest one is like 5 hours away!

I need me a Billy! Or since I'm in TX, a Billy Bob!

Awesome bookshelves! Very organized and clean! Love it!

Cass (Words on Paper) said...

Great bookcases! I like this feature. Can't wait to see what you feature next week. :)

The Book Vixen said...

Your shelves are so neat and orderly! I love it! And your computer desk is so clean, I'm jealous!

I love this feature because I love looking at other people's bookshelves.

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