Today on the Bookcase of the Week I bring you Missie - The Unread Reader's bookcases. Missie is the cutest thing ever. I lurvvv her. Not only is she sweet, has great tastes in books and is an avid reader like so many of us, but now we have something else to love about her... her gorgeous bookcases. Here's what Missie had to say:
I’m so jealous of everyone who has their own Billy. Sadly, there is no Ikea in the area where I live. The nearest one is about five hours away, and even if I could go up there to buy one, I don’t have a truck. So when my book buy addiction started to become a problem, I had my dad construct me a built in bookshelf in the front room of my house that I now call the library.
What started off as a collection of Textbooks (I was in school for a very long time and refused to ever sell back any of my textbooks) and a small collection of fiction quickly grew out of hand. Luckily for me, my dad made the shelves adjustable.
Recently, when I noticed that my books were piling up on my bedside table and the shelves, I asked my papa for more shelves. Now that I’ve gotten everything organized, I’m super happy with the results. I know my book sizes don’t line up, but I prefer to arrange them by author.
Here is a panoramic view I pieced together:
Anyone up for game night? Yes, that is Dirty Dancing, the board game.
Some of my favorite things in my library? My babies. Stewie the reading owl (he is holding a book in his wing, how cute is that?), and Henry the honey bee, both made for my by the super talented Ziggy of Ziggy’s Creature Shop.
They may not look like much, but they guard my books something fierce!
I’ve also got a few books which I could pull out and turn to any page, read a line or two and laugh to the point of tears. They are great pick me ups:
I also really love my signed Smart Chicks Kick It Tour poster and my scrap booking corner.
I’ve got two favorite reading spots in my house. Old, ugly but comfy couch and of course, my bed.
Thanks so much to Nely for letting me show my book space. *besos*
Missie, I cannot believe your papa did those amazing bookshelves for you. *drools* They are quite stunning. And OMG, I'm heading out to buy me my own Dirty Dancing boardgame. I would totally win because I have that whole movie memorized - word by word, dance move by dance move. Oh yes, I can break it down (I can cha-cha, I can shimmy and I can stage dive off my couch). lol I too organize my shelves by author so it gives it an eclectic feel - I'm thinking I might color coordinate them to change it up for a while. Thank you so much for playing along Missie. Your pictures rocked and it was a pleasure having you on the Bookcase of the Week.
For those of you who haven't passed on through to Missie's yet, please visit her here (tell her I say HI!)