Exploring My Bookshelves: Shelfies

Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly meme created by Victoria at Addlepates and Book Nerds and co-hosted with Shannon at For the Love of Words. Visit either blog for the list of topics.

This week’s topic:

Your favorite shelf

It’s my top shelf and it’s stuffed two rows deep with mostly middle-grade fantasy novels. I enjoyed reading and rereading these books and have placed them on my top shelf so I can see them better. Because the sky is currently frowning at me and threatening to smite me with its lightning, I’ll go ahead and mention some of the books on these shelves. I have nothing better to do while awaiting my impending, electrifying doom.

By the way, I haven’t yet read the books I stuffed on top of the books in rows. I placed them there because I ran out of space. Well, here’s the first row:

fav shelf 2

As you can see, I kick this shelf off with the Barnes & Noble collector’s edition of Grimm’s Complete Fairy Tales after which follows a bunch of Harry Potter books in the original US and UK covers. Then there are the Septimus Heap books by Angie Sage followed by Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicle of Prydain books and a few of the many books I have written by Rick Riordan. Up top, I have House of Secrets by Chris Columbus and Ned Vizzini, Jinx’s Magic by Sage Blackwood, and The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer.

Now for the second row:

fav shelf 1

Here we have the rest of the many, many Rick Riordan books followed by one of my favorite novels The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. Ah, there’s the first Jinx book by Sage Blackwood chilling next to The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom by Christopher Healy (the second book in the series is sitting above it). That thin, yellow strip next to it is Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, which I haven’t yet read, and the smudge of colors after that is Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and a few books from the Spiderwick Chronicles, the Chronicles of Narnia, and the Earthsea series. Then there’s bold Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson and a blurry Lost Years of Merlin by T.A. Barron. Up top, I have The Thunder of My Name by Bukka Rennie, Dataclysm by Christian Rudder, Love in the Time of Global Warming by Francesca Lia Block, and A Naural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan.

And there you have it. The sky hasn’t struck me with its lightning and is instead sulking so I think I’ll go write a myth now.

How this meme works:
  1. Take a “shelfie” (a picture of your bookshelf). Preferably literal, but e-shelves work too.
  2. Write something on the day’s prompt.
  3. Give the blurb and the cover of the book (and what you thought of it if you’ve read it).
  4. Link back to Victoria’s post.
My bookshelf:
my bookcase

my bookcase

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12 thoughts on “Exploring My Bookshelves: Shelfies

  1. Nice shelfie, and yay for lightning, i love lightning,
    Watch your modem though, lightning loves modems (you’re probably all fibre optic, so no worries there)

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