Tuesday

Bookcase of the Week - Starring... Melissa of I Swim for Oceans

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On this week's Bookcase of the Week it is with great pleasure that I bring you Melissa of I Swim for Oceans' shelves.  I originally came across Melissa and her blog... well, I must confess, I was curious about her.  See every time I would comment on a blog post I would notice that she also would comment on the same blogs (usually before me - if you haven't noticed I slack some on my commenting).  Anyway, after a few days and many comments on the same blogs, I figured I must see who Melissa was - especially since we both seem to have the same reading tastes (in blogs at least).  Well, aren't I glad I was curious, not only did I get to Melissa's blog but we definitely read a lot of the same books.  I, of course, then had to ask her to participate in the Bookcase of the Week. And hooray, since as you can see, she agreed.  Here's what she sent us:

Here is the current layout of my bookshelves. I have more books, but I just moved, and I'm having new shelves built! I love this layout so far though because the room is really warm and comfortable, and the red makes my books look sexy...is it weird to call my books sexy? haha

This second picture is the same thing, just a different angle from sitting on one of my super comfortable couches. My room looks a lot more posh than it actually is. The wine is just there because it gives my reading room a more mature feel...next to all my YA books ;)

This is my beautiful Bengal baby, Stella! She's my favourite reading buddy because she just lies on my chest while I'm reading, much like a little personal space heater. I have another kitty, Jasper, but he's not such a cuddle-bug, and my puppy hasn't calmed down enough for that.


Melissa, I love, love, love your shelves.  I am loving the layout of your reading area, it has a very cozy and warm look to it.  I agree your books do look sexy against the red wall.  And that Bengal baby of yours is just gorgeous.  Thank you so much for sharing with us.

For those of you who haven't passed on through to Melissa's yet, please visit her here (tell her I say HI!)
I Swim For Oceans

24 comments:

Melissa said...

Eep! Thanks so so so much for featuring me! My shelves look a lot better on your blog than they do in person ;)

Jessica K. said...

How cute! I totally agree about the red too...hmmm...now I am going to have to paint...again...lol!

Savannah said...

I heart Melissa and loved her shelves. It looks so pretty decorated.

Savannah said...

P.S. I'm loving the red paint. It really stands out. I may need to repaint my library room.

Katie said...

Aww, I love Melissa, what a great blogger!!! That red looks pretty awesome and her room really cozy. Do you think she would let me come over and read?

Elie said...

Pretty bookshelves! I just love Melissa, she is one of my favorite bloggers.

Tara said...

That wall color + the awesome bookshelf = stunning! And Melissa's kitty is too darn cute :)

Hannah said...

Aww. The shelves look amazing - much, much tidier than mine! And I now want a kitty reading buddy - this isn't good, the other half's allergic, I've had to settle for a big cuddly polar bear (though he is VERY cuddly).
Thanks for the feature too, another great blog for the folder :)

Lazy Girl said...

OMG I am in love with your blog!

This is such a cool meme! I will be checking you out all the time!

xo,
Lah

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

Melissa ROCKS!

Melissa your living room is gorgeous. I love love love the wall. Is it coral?

Cleverly Inked said...

I can see melissa's style reflecting on her blog. Very cool

Paranormal Haven said...

Love the bookshelf and your kitty is so cute! When I took a picture of my cat he gave me the evil eye.


Stephanie G
Paranormal Haven

Blodeuedd said...

Awwwww what a cutie, I do love cats :)

And I love those shelves, very cool

Eleni @ La Femme Readers said...

Ohhhhh pretty!!! I love the color of your wall too ;P

Cari said...

I love the shelves! I follow Melissa on her blog and twitter! She is awesome!

Jessica (Firefly Book Loft) said...

I love Melissa and her blog! Definitely one of my favorites :D
Her bookshelves are very cool. Such a nice room. And such a pretty cat!

Small Review said...

I always admire Melissa's shelves in her IMM vlogs. They look so pretty and organized. The red paint sets off the books nicely. Thanks for sharing Melissa and thanks for hosting N!

Missie said...

Melissa is one smart cookie. Look at how easy she makes it to grab a bottle of win and a book and get lost in the wonderful world of fiction.

Love this room!

Lily Child said...

Melissa, I love your blog and LOVE your bookshelves! Thanks for sharing! :)

Chrystal said...

I love how cozy that reading area looks. And that kitty is just beautiful! :)

Anna said...

Love the bookshelves, that's such a creative way of displaying your lovely books. Stella is adorable!

Jenn-ay said...

Awesome book area. It really makes me want to fix my room and books. Oh wait...I need to get bookcases built...hmmm

I loved the pictures!!!

Michelle said...

Adore the shelf across the wall!

Cialina at Muggle-Born.net said...

Cool! I love how the shelves wrap around the corner of the room. That's a great shelving idea. Might try that one of these days....

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