Well, I did as I said I would and put together a post about my book projects. :) For once I was not thinking about writing books--only about organizing and sorting them. Here are the basics:
^ My shabby little fake-wood shelf before... (wasn't it depressing?)
...and after. :) Looks much more respectable, doesn't it?
I organized the shelves in my own little way. From the bottom up there are...miscellaneous books/Sarah's school books. Next shelf: Beloveds. Middle Shelf: Classics. After that: Antique Books. Top Shelf: Lamplighter/overflow classics. :)
My falling-apart copy of The Fellowship of The Ring--that's dedication you know; reading a book in that state.
I had forgotten I had bought a reprint Sears Roebuck's Catalog from 1902. :) It's the most marvelous thing for price-checking when writing a book set in that era....funny illustrations too. :)
Long underwear... haha!
My personal antique copies of books. :) There is nothing that delights me more than reading old books that I know were read and loved and cherished even before I bought them. :) I've got Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Windy Poplars, Little Women, Under the Lilacs, two of The Waverly Novels, Strawberry Girl, Hans Brinker, A Garland for Girls, Gulliver's Travels, a quote book, Moby Dick, and A Man Called Peter. :)
and my dear A.A. Milne books. :) I love the bumble-bee print covers. :)
My most cherished Literary Collection: 8 Dickens novels I bought with some graduation money. :)
This is actually Sarah's book--all of the letters Beatrix Potter wrote to little children--so sweet!
Detail of one page...
You want to know where I christen all my characters?
Yep. I admit it. Many of them have un-illustrious births in the Everything Baby Names Book. :D
My little book-loving statue. :)
This is the Antique Shelf after adding Sarah's books--some Thornton W. Burgess books, Eight Cousins, Jo's Boys, and others. :)
I hope you enjoyed seeing a little of my literary collection. :) After the sorting of the shelves I got rid of the books I never have liked. *feels slightly guilty.* ;) That means all these books left on the shelf (or nearly all of them) are tried and true and well-loved. I plan to expand my collection as I grow older, but for now it's probably just as well that I don't have any more books. As it was, Sarah is innocent of all charges of Book-Hoarder. Most of the titles on this bookcase are mine. :P Actually, I have a refurbishing project to do on a little cupboard that I hope to turn into a bookcase--I'll let you know how it goes! :)