Friday, January 11, 2008

183. The TBR Shelf

I finished my most recent children's book column (probably to be published Friday the 18th in the Marianas Variety--actually published Jan. 25, 2008, and online here ). The introductory paragraphs discuss my TBR Shelf (well, in my case, it's more like a TRB book case).

TBR= To be read. Be sure to check it out when it's published, and I'll link here (in the post title) to the MV page, when available.

In the meantime:
I thought I'd search for images of other people's TBR Shelves, just out of curiosity, and I found this amazing site. While it's not just about TRB shelves, it is a collection of photos of people's home libraries.

People from all over the globe have sent in photos, and some include brief descriptions of what's on their shelves. Some of the photos are just one shelf, some are entire rooms of shelves filled with books. Some photos show very neatly organized and shelved books, and others show massive disarray. Some show unity of purpose, with just books or book/desk or book/reading chair spaces; some show books amid the full panoply of life, with toys and art and animals sharing the same environment.

I find these photos interesting. I love books so seeing piles of them on shelves and stacked up alone is intriguing. But I also find it amazing how people relate to books, keeping them as friends, companions, trophies, furniture!

What's on your TBR Shelves? And what does your home library look like?


writtenwyrdd said...

Mine's mostly sf and fantasy. I have about a thousand books, and 90% are spec fic. Now I think I will have to post a photo on that site of my recently built bookshelves. What a cool site!

Saipan Writer said...

Mine is mostly young adult fiction, but I have the odd history and even odder current non-fiction, rounded out by pulp fiction (mostly detective and murder mystery).

I finally linked my book review to this post title. Sheesh, I've been too busy to do anything. Just now coming up for breath.