Thursday

Bookcase of the Week - Staring... Missie of The Unread Reader

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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!)

23 comments:

Danny said...

YEAH for the "Diry Dancing" Board Game, how I adoooreee this movie! And I know the soundtrack by heart - well and the movie of course.

Honestly, which woman in our age doesn't ?!!

Great shelfs hun!

ParaJunkee said...

OMG you're bookshelves are so HUGE! LOL I arrange by author also...when I arrange. ;)

Funny I didn't know they had a Dirty Dancing board game, guess I don't get to those kind of parties much. My parties are usually at a Bounce House. Watching the kiddies jump up and down....

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Wow. That's impressive! I love it!

Great shelves.
Awesome panoramic shot!

I like to shelf my books my title.

LOVE Dirty Dancing *high five*

Actin' Up with Books said...

This is one of my favorite features and enjoy see it every time. I too arrange by author (or try too). I'm still working on that.

And I must admit, I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell can bring on some oh my God laughs. Glad to see I'm not the only one who thinks so.

April (BooksandWine) said...

I think this is my favorite shelf so far!

It's SO gorgeous and pretty.

Mine are just haphazard and mismatched, lol.

Audra said...

The panoramic shot is marvelous -- great bookshelves. I'm in an old house with lots of octagonal walls so no space for big bookshelves sadly!

JessiKay89 said...

SO JEALOUS of your bookcase! How many books can it hold?

Book ♥ Soulmates said...

Wowwww Missie :) Your dad did a great job on the shelves. They look awesome!!

I actually have my books arranged by genre and then by series & size...yes, I have OCD like that! lol. I don't like to have my romances mixed in with my YA's.

Thanks for sharing those great pics!
♥Isalys

Stephany said...

What an awesome feature to do! I wish I had a decent looking Bookshelf or Shelves! But, unfortunately, I live in an apartment with very little space. Maybe someday! However, the little bit of space that I DO have, I also arrange by author!!! =-) Color coding sounds like fun too!

carolsnotebook said...

Wow, those bookshelves are gorgeous!

Missie said...

*blushes* Thanks everyone for the lovely comments.

And if anyone thinks they can beat me at DD, the board game, they'd be sadly mistaken. Nobody *points at self* puts baby in the corner. hehehe ;)

*TX sized hugs to all*

mbreakfield said...

I'm so envious of those bookshelves!

Rebecca Rasmussen said...

Wow --- those are amazing bookshelves. We have a major book overload problem in our house right now and I am drooling over these (and that boardgame!).
xo

Chrystal said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE those shelves!

Michelle said...

Those are some seriously awesome shelves!

Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama said...

I really love this feature of your blog. Always interesting!

Margaret @ Creative Madness Mama said...

Ooh Ohh! I have that same Jane Austen B&N Classic. :)

Lily Child said...

Wow! AWESOME bookshelves!!! My dad made mine as well, but they aren't nearly as awesome as yours!

Jessica said...

I love your bookcase of the week meme! For this reason, I have awarded you with the Stylish Blogger Award. Please visit my blog at http://ireadtorelax.blogspot.com to see how to receive the award. I understand if you don't participate in these chain-like awards, but I wanted to let you know that I really like your blog.

Melissa said...

Ahhh I love it! Missie is awesome, and so is her collection of books haha I need much better shelves like hers! :)

Loren Chase said...

Honestly, I had to look up the Billy bookcase. I've never heard of it before! And now I realize those are the bookcases I've been drooling over for months on google, pleading my mom to get. I can be a bit type A when organizing my books; textbooks, informationals, and how-to's are organized by subject-then alphabetically, my books are organized by genre-by size-and then alphabetically. It drives my friends nuts.

Terra H. said...

Wowzers, that's a big bookshelf!

Tea said...

Your beautiful book shelves make me feel embarrassed about mine. Good Papa.

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