Monday, April 22, 2013

Bookshelf Tour #3 - The Big Momma

Bookshelf Tour # 3 - the BIG MOMMA bookshelf. The bottom of the top shelf is a good three inches above my head. I got this bookshelf from someone giving it away free online when I was in university. It was a struggle getting it into my old room and my dad and I wrecked one of the ceiling tiles trying to stand it up. The room it's in now has higher ceilings, thankfully.

On top of this one: extras of my mom's books (we have duplicate copies of some but not enough space on the shelf) and the googles.

Top shelf: Stephen's music books (that was easy.)
Second shelf: Non-fiction.
gardening book, the Kind Diet, Soul Pancake, Planet Simpson, two environmentalist books tucked on top, Shulz and Peanuts, The Stuff of Thought, Great Ships, History of Reading, The World Without Us, twitter wit, Freakonomics, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Kluge, an alphabet of modern annoyancese, the 101 Most Influential People Who Never Lived, The Vagina Monologues, Sex and the Ctiy, The Universe in a Single Atom, The Element, Out of Our Minds, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, all the books my parents have written or published or worked on in some capacity, high school yearbooks, family history books from my mom's mom's family. 

3rd, 4th, and 5th shelves are fiction. It's "classic" then "modern", both alphabetical by author.
"Classic": Austen, Alcott, Allende, Fantastic Voyage, Conrad, Dante, Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, (should that be C or D?), The Three Musketeers, more Dickens (obviously out of order), Middlemarch, Great Gatsby, Madame Bovary, A Room with a View, the Scarlet Letter, Dracula, Hemingway, Dune, Hobbes, Homer, The Kite Runner, Les Mis, James Joyce, On the Road, The Stone Angel, To Kill a Mockingbird
(onto the next shelf): Life of Pi, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Moby Dick, Utopia, Nineteen eighty-four, The Bell Jar, J. D. Salinger, Steinbeck, Toni Morrison, Jonathon Swift, Mark Twain, Tolstoy, Voltaire, Woolf.

"Modern": My Name Is Memory, Giovanni's Room (more of a classic, I think), The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, Next, Douglas Coupland, Falling Man, Jeffrey Eugenides, Jonathan Franzen, Eve Green, When I forgot, Nick Hornby, My Best Friend's Girl, Milan Kundera...

Lori Lansens, Belong to Me, the birth house, The Secret Life of Bees, Murakami, Audrey Niffenegger, lullabies for little criminals, Special Topics in Calamity Physics, Out Stealing Horses, The True and Oustanding Adventures of the Hunt Sisters, Sarah's Key, the Casual Vacancy, this book, a complicated kindness, Colors Insulting to Nature, cloudstreet, David Foster Wallace, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, very very old Don Quixote, very very old Tennyson Works, This Is Water.

Bottom shelf!: books about how to teach people with special needs, books about how to teach people to read and write, books on how to teach English, books on how to teach in general, books with writing activities and ideas, literature anthologies, dictionaries in other languages, thesaurus and dictionary in English, the necessary works of Shakespeare, the complete works of Shakespeare, Arabian Nights.

and DONE.

That was fun. I hoped you liked it.

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