17 February 2008

becky and laakea

Boy meets girl.
They fall in love.
Girl moves in with boy.
Both have too much stuff.
Stuff fills all the shelves.
Stuff fills on top of the shelves.
Need to get rid of stuff?...
Note: Need more shelves!

Becky and Laakea live in Kailua, HI

09 February 2008

jana & dustin

I cannot get all of our shelves in three pics, so I concentrated on the highlights.
This is our breakfast nook that we converted to a reading room. Most of the books in here are classics, sci-fi and fantasy. You can see old family photos in the background.

(left) This shelf is dedicated to more serious non-fiction issues. And Homies.

I thought I'd mix it up and show some of our DVD collection rather than more books. (below)

04 February 2008


One of my favorite things to do when I'm in someone else's house is look at what's on their bookshelf -- not only does it say a lot about the person, but I'm always discovering new things to read!

Our bookshelf was a Craigslist acquisition that I bought when books were absolutely overflowing out of our old one. I try to purge my collection every few months, but I still end up with more than we can fit! I try to categorize my books along these general lines:

- Sociology/psychology/human interest -- Anatomy of Love, Mutants, Before the Dawn, etc.
- Classic literature
- Arab/Middle East literature and studies
- Cookbooks
- Presidential bios/political bios
- Medieval/Renaissance studies

Unfortunately, some of my books always end up spilling over onto other shelves, and I have one shelf that's pretty much a catch-all. I envy those who have plenty of storage space, but I know that if I had more, I'd just fill those shelves up again and end up with overflow like I do now.

This one is of my husband's sections. He has his own bookshelves in his Mancave, but he wanted some space in the living room bookshelf too:

Lucy has a dog named Mike Jones.
You can see him at Sparkles Anon!.