Shelfie Time!Posted by Connielass on May 24, 2019 at 9:23 pm
Let’s see those book shelves!Connielass replied 1 year, 8 months ago 13 Members · 32 Replies
RimorMemberMay 24, 2019 at 9:26 pm
I greatly appreciate this threads play on words
IgnatiusMemberMay 25, 2019 at 9:59 pm
Of course I only see this topic after I leave for a trip…
BrokenVoidMemberMay 25, 2019 at 10:37 pm
SapphireMemberMay 26, 2019 at 10:21 am
Your shelves are making me jealous!
Buried out of the way, awaiting true shelves, practicality means the library is last on the list
Some are sort of accessable. I can see book 5 of the series I’m debating reading next, but book 1 is buried somewhere in/behind the visible stacks.
Photo shows the top 1/2 and doesn’t show the 2nd and 3rd layers behind.
My 1 shelf, a collection of favourites and not yet read.
ConnielassMemberJune 12, 2019 at 1:58 am
This is why I put all my series together when I packed to move here.
SapphireMemberJune 12, 2019 at 9:09 am
They were packed for moving by series, some ended up across 2 boxes but I also catalogued each of the boxes so I could find a specific book if I wanted.
Since unpacking, they’ve got jumbled and are only sorted by size.
They’ve been stacked and moved and restacked and moved, etc… sometimes by me but also by my partner and builders who just see a pile of books.
I’m looking forward to the house being sutiably sorted that I can make my library with a floor to ceiling set of shelves the full length of the wall. It’ll go over the nook my books are currently in, giving me deep shelves for maps and larger books. It’ll also go over the door into the room, so will have hidden door in the shelves.
1 shelf will be dedicated to model railway capable fo carrying a cuppa tea on its wagons, models, lego technic and probably a couple dragons. All the other shelves will be dedicated to books.
There will be a small section at the end that joins onto a hip height shelf running across the next wall. It will have cusioning and a little lantern, so you can sit in the shelf and read.
The hip height shelf will have a hidden projector screen and join to shelves at the other end that have a fold out drafting desk built into it.
Oh the dream image of my future shelfie! Next year maybe?
IgnatiusMemberJune 12, 2019 at 4:05 am
Tomorrow hopefully ill have time to post a picture of my shelf! Question should I leave my refill medical supplies for the picture or would you guys care if I just left them?
IgnatiusMemberJune 12, 2019 at 7:12 am
The people in the pictures on my shelf said they’d rather not be shown even though you can’t see any facial features from that distance anyway.
I also just noticed that I never did get around to painting the white outline behind where my sisters bookcase was, whoops.
I’m sure you guys noticed entire top shelf is dedicated to mementos. The second from the top is a mess. Third is still a mess. The fourth is rather clean.
Those fire helmets each have a special meaning which if anyone wishes I can go into depth at another point.
ConnielassMemberJune 12, 2019 at 7:43 am
I’d very much like to hear the stories!
IgnatiusMemberJune 12, 2019 at 7:51 am
Alright! They were actually all my fathers which play into the special meanings.
The white one (top left) was the one he received after becoming the youngest paid fire chief in the state of Georgia!
The black one (top right) is the one that I was given at his burial. It has our last name as well as his job in the fire department. Fire/Medic if you can’t read it, its kind of blurry whoops.
The red one (bottom left) honestly was just too pretty to go into a box/red is also my family’s favorite color pretty much.
The yellow one (bottom right) was the one he last used/the one he would take on a call out. It actually is still covered in ash but I refuse to clean it and leave it as is.
They also all individually and collectively remind me of just how brave people are. Like yeah I want to go get shot at and try and patch people up as a combat medic but these guys run into a burning building where there might not even be someone in danger. They run in where they might never run back out. I have to give them tons of respect. (Dang this got kind of depressing and a little morbid towards the end, whoops.) Also I think these were the stories you asked for, if not it was the mementos… which I might have completely glossed over.
TheMadHareMemberJune 13, 2019 at 12:42 pm
Fascinating book collection, and very cool helmets!
Totally unrelated to books, but what’s that black thing by the window in the floor?
RimorMemberJune 13, 2019 at 12:46 pm
@Ignatius it looks like you’re a division agent with the helemets, the medic bag and the gloves
TheMadHareMemberJune 13, 2019 at 12:49 pm
That’s a great call! More from the first game than the second, but I totally see it!
Also, I totally think that’s a lamp. My eyes like to play tricks on me lol
IgnatiusMemberJune 13, 2019 at 1:59 pm
Yeah that’s a lamp I think I just never threw it away lol
RimorMemberJune 12, 2019 at 11:07 am
This is one of several bookshelves in my house but this one is my personal shelf!
TheMadHareMemberJune 13, 2019 at 12:38 pm
I don’t have any bookshelves, sadly. I have many large piles of books scattered around my living space, but no shelf for them to call home as of yet. This is weird only because I’m a Thornmouth and should be tending the library… I swear that the chaos here has some kind of order to it!
Augustus_OctavianMemberJune 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm
I’ve been dying to post here, but believe it or not, haven’t had a free minute to take pictures of my bookshelves
Anyway, we have a bunch of different bookshelves in our home. The main one is in our office/guest room:
This one had a recent vacancy, from a set of Dresden Files novels . I planning on bringing some classics up from my old room at my parents’ house and re-stocking soon.
But we actually have a bunch more in our kitchen!
We have some big built-ins in our family room, but they’re most taken up by board games, baskets of DVD’s and Lego creations. There are a couple devoted to children’s books, for easy access:
This thread is so fun! Thanks for sharing, everybody!
ShadowMemberJune 15, 2019 at 10:34 pm
Came down to my childhood home for the weekend. Managed to nab a pic of the bookshelves in my old room.
AshburnMemberJune 18, 2019 at 4:22 am
I finally took pictures of my book storage.
…and realized how long it’s been since I’ve dusted, so I’ll be taking new shelfies once they’re in a less embarrassing state.
AshburnMemberApril 1, 2020 at 12:17 am
Hey look, I finally dusted my shelves!
Most of the first four have a back layer.
ConnielassMemberApril 1, 2020 at 6:55 pm
One of my bookshelves is also double-layered, so you’re in good company!
grace-nessenMemberApril 1, 2020 at 9:35 pm
Right now this is my only personal bookshelf, but I have enough books to completely overflow another identical shelf if I were to get one (which I plan to do after our situation stabilizes a bit). Not ashamed to say I also have 5 more books on the way with nowhere to put them!
AshburnMemberFebruary 1, 2021 at 12:12 am
Just wanted to mention how absolutely invaluable this thread is, having a reference for how to re-tetris all my books and things after moving. So helpful.
RemusMemberFebruary 3, 2021 at 8:18 pm
I forgot this thread existed until Ash resurrected it, but I’m happy I have a place to show the ridiculousness of my bookshelves
Even though we got rid of some books before we moved in together, we still have an absurd amount of books. Most of our shelves are double stack (and still not everything fits, but non-fiction is most of the left bookcase while all of the right one is fiction!
RemusMemberMay 26, 2021 at 4:40 pm
So I posted a picture of my shelves earlier this year, but I’m currently in the process of moving to a new apartment with my wife. We’re moving furniture on Saturday, but we’ve been bringing a car load of things to our new apartment (an hour away from our current place, but only 5 minutes from my spouse’s job) so we’re making good progress on getting stuff out of our current place.
This morning, I officially finished moving our books in, so I wanted to present to you all Shelves, Deconstructed:
As you might rightly assume, this took A LOT of trips, but I’m certainly happy (as is my body) to not have to lift any more boxes of books up to the third floor!
Side note: you can see the BoB if you look closely!
dominique-kingMemberFebruary 23, 2021 at 8:55 pm
Would love to post but have to much rubbish in my room.
ConnielassMemberFebruary 26, 2021 at 12:11 am
So do I.
dominique-kingMemberFebruary 27, 2021 at 6:33 am
One of my many bookcases in my room.
BrokenVoidMemberMay 5, 2021 at 2:27 pm
I’m finally getting an actual bookshelf, so I’ll be able to arrange my books all nice. I usually just keep all my books in boxes other than the ones I’m actually reading because I didn’t have anywhere else to put them, and the ones I was reading would end up cluttering what little desk space is have or sitting on my bed. I finally decided I need a real (though small) bookshelf to make things a little tidier and be able to show off some of the really nice books I have. I will of course post a picture once I have it set up.
heather-w-carrollMemberMay 26, 2021 at 4:50 pm
I have a similar photo for the opposite reason. This is the stack of books that I gave away when I was very heavily pregnant with my son and needed more room in the house.
Sometimes I still miss them…
RemusMemberJune 30, 2021 at 7:21 pm
We moved about a month ago, and even though we shelved our books pretty quickly, the area wasn’t complete until this weekend. Here’s our new bookshelf/reading area situation!
ConnielassMemberJuly 1, 2021 at 3:09 am
I love it!!!
The poster and the painting and the pendant lights and the seating…!!
I thought I saw a sewing machine on that table over there but was mistaken