Wednesday, 11 May 2011

What's on your bookshelf? - by Sarah

Our next bookshelves post comes from Sarah Rooftops... thank you Sarah!

EDIT: Sorry, because of issues with Blogger I had to republish this and it hasn't restored comments. stupid blogger!

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Hi! I'm Sarah from up in Aberdeen and over at www.sarahrooftops.co.uk. I'm both a big reader and a big declutterer, so while I get through a LOT of books, I only keep hold of the ones I really love. Here's the bookcase I share with my boyfriend, Steve - my shelves are the bright coloured, neat and tidy ones; his are the great big black gaming books.

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This shelf is home to some of my favourite big books - you know: the non-standard-sized ones. Two are here because a friend or family member has an essay published in them; "Buddy Does Seattle" is an anthology of one of my favourite comics in the 90s, "Hate" - it's also the only graphic story I own these days; the rest I just absolutely love. (Loved that Miranda July book!- L)

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I love big, shiny picture books! A lot of these photography books were presents - I was blown away by "Anonymous" and "Photobooth". I love looking at old pictures of Aberdeen, trying to match them up with the present day city; I also have books of Los Angeles images because that's where my dad lives.

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Here are my Raymond Chandler novels, my Woody Allen, my Douglas Adams. Here are my enormous craft books and home decor books. Here is "Ronia, the Robber's Daughter" - my absolute favourite story when I was a kid - and my grandfather's copy of "The Book of Fate". Every mix tape I own is here, sandwiched between a picture my sister gave me for my 30th birthday and wooden blocks a friend gave me after I photographed her wedding. And, of course, here is laptop, having a well-earned break.

Thanks to Laura for indulging me and I can't wait to have a peek at everybody else's shelves, too!

3 comments:

  1. And thanks for editing out my typo!

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  2. What a great selection. The arts and crafts books are particularly enticing! ;-)
    Gaelle

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  3. post secret is my favorite. I am so excited that it is summer so I can delve back into reading! Right now I am in the middle of Half Broke Horses by Jeanette Walls. Love the blog!
    -J

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