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!)