On this week's Bookcase of the Week it is with great pleasure that I bring you Stacie of SimplyStacie's bookcases. Most of you might know Stacie already - she runs this great blog featuring product and book reviews as well as tons of giveaways. Because of her honest reviews, you'll see she has a ginormous following. I asked to see if she'd be willing to take some time out of her busy schedule and participate in the Bookcase of the Week feature and she quickly sent me a lovely post with pictures. So without further ado, here is what Stacie had to say:
My mom tells me I learned to read at age 3 and that I was constantly asking her to read to me. She said I always knew when she tried to skip a page and would promptly tell her about her mistake. Reading has been a favourite past time of mine since as long as I can remember. I remember reading my first novel in grade 2. It was Ramona Quimby- age 8 by Beverly Cleary. After that, I read just about everything I could! Some of my favourite books were the Nancy Drew series, The Baby-sitter's Club series, Sweet Valley High series and many many more. I loved going to the public library and checking out books. I remember reading a book a day or more.
I remember when I was about 12 years old, I started reading some of my mom's books- Flowers in the Attic by VC Andrews and some of Jackie Collins books (yes, I know I was WAY to young for these!). I had to hide them from my mom. I remember putting another book jacket on the books to make it look like I was reading something else LOL!
I got out of reading novels for a few years while I attended college and university because I was so busy reading textbooks. I had no time for my beloved books. When I finished school, I was so excited to finally be able to get back into reading again. I found so many new books and authors and it was exciting for me to get back into it.
Now, I have a HUGE collection of books! I have bookcases and bookshelves all over my house.
This picture shows one section of my YA collection. Since reading Twilight a couple years ago, I have fallen in love with this genre. I have started collecting a number of series including Night World, Vampire Diaries and Vampire Academy. I also have read the three books in the LA Candy series by Lauren Conrad. Most of the books are still TBR- I need more time to read! My blog keeps me so busy.
On the top shelf you can see my fiance's Star Wars collection. I have zero interest in reading them! LOL
This picture shows my Chicken Soup for the Soul books that I have read. I am part of their blogger program and get a book each month. Also on that shelf are my MC Beaton books. I started reading her quirky mysteries and really enjoy them.
I started collecting the Gossip Girl books and the It Girl books. I love the show and wanted to give the books a try. They are also for my 12 year old daughter to read as well.
My new obsession has been The Pretty Little Liars series. I LOVE them!!! I have read the first 5 and need to go out and buy the rest in the series.
Jodi Picoult is one of my favourite authors. I discovered her books about 3 years ago. My favourites so far have been The Pact and Nineteen Minutes. I still need to read My Sister's Keeper and have heard that is one of her best.
I also have the Harry Potter books. I have read the first four and want to read them again and finish all the books.
John and I started to collect hardcovers of Stephen King. I read many of his books back in high school. My favourites were The Shining and Pet Semetary.
Stacie this was such an amazing tour of your bookshelves. I loved looking through all your books and comparing my book covers with yours - since most of yours are different from mine. I was extremely impressed by your collection of Stephen King hardcovers - I have read him since I was in middle school and should start collecting some of his older works too. I try to at least read something by him once or twice a year. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderfully detailed pictures.
For those of you who haven't passed on through to Stacie's yet, please visit her here (tell her I say HI!)