#Shelfies of Shame

I’m off to the whaling grounds of Cape Breton Island soon, and will miss my usual Reading Roundup for July. I’ll do a mega roundup at the end of summer. In the meantime, for all you book voyeurs, here is an exclusive peek into my secret shame, my basement closet full of books. This is my back catalog – mostly stuff I picked up at Wee Book Inn in the late 90s and early 00s. And yes, it’s all shoved into a closet, books stacked on top of each other, not even real bookshelves. The horror. The horror.

Beware the book closet of doom

Beware the book closet of doom

Top Shelf

I see Clan of the Cave Bear! Nice.

A couple gooders in the middle

Lots of baby books. That dates this shelf a little later than the others.

Can you spot my favourite book of all time in here?

Can you spot my favourite book of all time in this mess?

And I had to pull a couple books out for a closer look:

The TBR pile grows: books I haven't actually read.

The TBR pile grows: books I haven’t actually read.

In honour of the upcoming event Austen in August, my collection.

In honour of the upcoming event Austen in August, my collection.

The smut pile.

The smut pile.

Credit for the #shelfies hashtag goes to @mhingston who might just have created the best hashtag since #yegpreg (that was me and it’s my one claim to Twitter fame.)

So, come on readers, show me your #shelfies! I’m in self-imposed Twitter exile and I need entertainment.

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6 comments

  1. Rory

    I’ve been thinking of doing a bookshelf tour, #shelfies would be good for that. Of course, trying to forgo shaming myself, I plan to straighten my shelves first. It’s a kindness to society.

  2. Kristilyn

    I’ve gotten rid of so many books, so all the ones I DO have fit on my shelves nicely … I can’t imagine having all the books from my childhood AND all the ones I’ve given away in the last few years … I would be piling them up in closets, too!

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