First up, bookshelf (or lack of bookshelf) pron --
These are our main bookshelves in the library. The top shelves currently have some of our dvds but I want to find a new home for those and get paperbacks up there again. The bottom left three shelves are some of Z's books as is the little stack to the right of them. You can see my Oz collection in the middle and the shelf below that is for library and review books (the tall stack to the right between the shelves are unsolicited review books that I'm considering reading). You may be thinking that I don't have that many books ...
These are the already-read books that currently reside on the floor downstairs. Boxes of paperbacks and teetering towers of everything from graphic novels to lots and lots of Heyers. I'm not even sure how many new shelves I would need for all of these. But wait, there's more!
These are the unread books that live in our bedroom. The bottom left nightstand is the husband's and also holds some of his fave graphic novels. The top left is my nightstand, complete with non-fiction area and, again, some very tall stacks. The bookshelf on the right is actually to the left of my nightstand -- the top shelf is my RIP stash!
And finally, these are the shelves in Z's bedroom. The top shelf is his Pokémon collection, books and figurines and his box of cards. The other two shelves are a rotating collection. Through the summer, he would choose a new book each morning to bring downstairs with him (his own idea!). I try and put fresh books from the downstairs shelves up there every month or so.
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Next, Tasha suggested a "Best of the Blog" list and I thought that was a great idea! I know some of you are newish followers so let me point you to a few of our best posts from the past. I think that these ten posts will give you an idea of who we are and what we love. In chronological order --
Favorite Book Number Two: David Copperfield (10 Sept 2008)
Twelve Things That Make Us Happy (15 Feb 2009)
"It is a truth universally acknowledged ..." (8 June 2009)
Generations in Oz (3 Sept 2009)
Banned Books Week or My High School Reading List (26 Sept 2009)
For the Love of Green Knowe (29 Sept 2009)
Wrap Up Post: Poe Fridays (22 Jan 2010)
Hello Japan! Challenge: On the Big Screen (26 Feb 2010)
A Literary Love Letter to Matthew Pearl (3 January 2012)
Wrapping Up Diana Wynne Jones Month (1 April 2012)
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And lastly, what is a milestone post without a giveaway? 1000 posts means 1000 pennies for you -- or, in a more useful form, a $10.00 USD gift certificate to Powell's (or the bookstore of your choice) or Out Of Print! This giveaway is open worldwide and I'll choose a winner at the end of day on Sunday, October 7th. The winner can choose where they want to spend my cents. How to enter? Just leave a comment on this post and make sure there's a way to contact you.
Thank you all for sticking with us (or joining us along the way) on this long journey! Here's to a few more posts after this one.
K and Z