Poetry and History
This site is pretty cool - people who work in the art and design world describing their favorite books. Interesting choices, and I love seeing all those messy stacks of books.
I love looking at other people's bookshelves. Visiting someone's home and browsing through their books is very fun, and I think you can definitely get a feel for someone based on the books they read. So I thought I'd share some pictures of the books you'd see if you visited my house. It doesn't include my nightstand, which has a big stack of books I haven't read yet, plus what I'm reading now of course. It also doesn't include about three boxes of books that are stuck in the attic. I haven't decided how to bring them out yet, but they contain a lot of old classics - think The Great Gatsby, A Separate Peace, Sense & Sensibility... Books that should really grace my shelves.
But here's what you'd see at the moment:
Living Room - just a few shelves on either side of the fireplace...
Office - This is where most of our books are. Somewhat sorta kinda organized by subject. Poetry and history shown above.
Business/Economics up top, and some recognizable series in the middle
History and Religion up top (with a lot of general fiction too),
Baseball in the middle (I love baseball books and am reminded that I haven't read one yet this summer)
Anita Shreve and other general fiction on the bottom
Family Room - Still working on filling in these shelves, and perhaps this is where those boxes in the attic need to be added.
Carl Sagan, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Barbara Kingsolver, and House & Garden stuff
Recent fiction, including Ian McEwan, Sebastian Barry, and many books I've mentioned on the blog
Also music coffee-table books
Books by and/or about musicians up top
What do you think my bookshelves say about me? Do you see some that I'm missing? Do you have any recommendations for organizing/displaying them? What do you think your own bookshelves say about you?