Today Modern Mrs. Darcy is doing a link-up where we post pictures of our bookshelves to show everyone else. I planned to do that earlier today but my camera battery needed recharging! So here it is, better late than never.
Here is just one half-shelf from one of Allison's three bookcases. She has a lot of great series including Wimpy Kid and Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. I love the Unfortunate Events series and was hooked from the moment I read book one, page one: "If you are interested in reading stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book ... Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire were intelligent children, and they were charming, and resourceful, and had pleasant facial features, but they were extremely unlucky ..." This series is weird but wonderful. And despite some reviews I've seen on the internet, I absolutely do not believe that the Unfortunate Events series lets evil win -- not by a long shot. Yes, there is sadness, but ultimately (as somebody or other once put it): "Love wins."
This pile is from the rickety blue bookshelf we found by the side of the road. It's now in our dining room and holds our newest books: Christian nonfiction, popular fiction, etc. Here are books by some of my favourite bloggers (or writers I heard about through those bloggers): Amy Julia Becker's A Good and Perfect Gift, Ellen Painter Dollar's No Easy Choice [oops, wait a minute, that one must be further down the shelf, sorry], Karen Swallow Prior's Booked, and Heather Kopp's Sober Mercies, among others. It also contains the excellent novel The Chaperone, written by one of my favourite authors, Laura Moriarty.
This is from the bookshelf upstairs in our spare room. It contains mostly old books: classics, books I had as an English major at university, etc. Lots of C.S. Lewis here, a Jane Austen, a Charlotte Bronte, Augustine's Confessions (still unread, at least by me...)...
What I've shown here is only a fraction of the books we own. Actually, we have too many books: we take books into the house but rarely get rid of any. But it makes me happy to have so many. For every book that I buy, read once, and forget about, there are ten that I read and re-read and treasure like old friends.
Check my shelves and let me know if any of the books you see here are favourites of yours!