All right, I don’t think I’ve ever posted an actual selfie anywhere, but shelfies... :D In one of my recent posts, I mentioned that our bookshelves are unhappy with the amount of books we buy. It’s a miracle that they haven’t simply collapsed by now... Here’s a picture of the three bookcases in our living room:
We also have three more (of a different kind) in the study, mainly reserved for reference books (history, mythology etc.). However, these shelves also accommodate other things (!) such as DVD and blu-ray disks; swords, daggers, arrows and leather vambraces; reprints of old maps, rum bottles... My daughter also has her own bookcase, and we have books stored in the closet and in various cupboards. In the main shelves, we’ve had to pile books on top of one another or in two rows:
We have no particular system for organising our books, except that we try to keep books in the same series together and books by the same author close to each other. Still, the shelves could do with some organising – it sometimes bugs me that not all the reference books are in the same place but divided between the study and the living room – but... yeah, that would demand time and space and abilities to get organised, and these days I seem to have very little of those.