I'm excited about this week's guest on the Bookcase of the Week. It is with great pleasure that I bring you Brianna's (otherwise known as The Book Vixen) bookcases. I ran into Brianna's blog earlier this year and I've been a faithful follower ever since. I love that we both have the same reading tastes so mostly whatever I find that she likes I will most likely enjoy just as much. But enough bragging about Brianna's awesomeness. Let me show you what she sent us:
Here is my TBR pile. Saying that it's overwhelming is an understatement. You can't really tell in this picture but some books are doubled up. There are so many books on this shelf that I want to read right NOW. There's really no rhyme or reason of how this shelf is organized other than I try to keep books in a series together, most of the hardcovers are on the top shelf and my review requests stay together so I know exactly where they are.
And yes, I have magazines in my TBR pile (very bottom shelf). Some of those mags are over a year old. Needless to say, I have stopped all my subscriptions. Now I just need to read thru them.
Here is my "read" shelf. It looks pretty scarce and that's because I don't keep every book I read. I keep my favorite books/series and all books that are signed to me. I have 2 projects that I'm working on:
(1) I'm collecting all of Nicholas Sparks' novels in hardcover (in case you might not already know, I'm a HUGE Sparks fan). I am 2 books away from reaching this goal. One book, A Walk to Remember, I can't seem to find in hardcover; the other book, Dear John, is in the post on its way to me. Once I get Dear John in the mail, I'll be doing a post on my blog with before and after pictures. All the Nicholas Sparks books you see in this picture are the books I had originally gotten, most of which are in paperback and second hand.
(2) I'm collecting the entire Harry Potter series (US version) in hardcover. I foolishly sold books 1-5 at a yard sale (I know, I know!!). When books 6 and 7 came out I was wise enough to keep them. I'm 3 books away from having the entire series.
Here's where I do some of my reading. I love this couch, it's so nice and comfy. It's actually a darker brown than what the picture depicts (damn flash). The blanket was crocheted by my mom.
Here's where all the bloggie magic happens. I'm always drinking ice-cold water and yes, there is always chocolate to be found. Got my calendar so I know when my daughter has school. I usually do not have books on my desk unless they're ones I got in the mail (so I can catalogue them on Goodreads); If I Stay is there because I'll be writing my review very soon. In front of my monitor is my main notebook and my blog calendar/planner.
Brianna - everything is so nice and neat! Just looking at your pictures makes me want to go and start organizing my shelves - which to be honest, could use a little tidying up. Your TBR stack is as out of control as mine is... it makes me happy though. I love to see how I'm not the only big Nicholas Sparks fan in the blogosphere. He is one author that I've read and own everything he's ever written. I actually got the opportunity to meet him earlier this year and he was the nicest guy too - so obviously now I'm even more of a fanatic. Good luck in finding your missing books for both HP and A Walk to Remember (I'll keep an eye out for a hardcover on that).
For those of you who haven't passed on through to Brianna's yet, please visit her here (tell her I say HI!) Plus you have to sign-up for all these great challenges she's hosting in 2011. I myself will be signing up within the next couple of weeks.