A Splash of Ink Bookshelf Tag18:36
Being an avid reader and writer, books are obviously a very important part of my life. Which means that my bookshelves house a pretty impressive array of books (in my opinion anyway). Today I’m linking up with Sunny Smith@A Splash of Ink's Bookshelf tag, which is all about sharing our awesome bookshelves with other booklovers. Too good to pass up, right? So, without further ado, here we go with the questions.
1. If you can, share a picture of your bookshelves (piles of books, boxes of books, anywhere you store your books) or describe the set-up you have.
I was going to share a picture of my bookshelves, but there are nine of them and I have no pictures to hand, so I shall have to get out my powers of description and tell you about them instead. As I said, there are nine of them. Two are huge and green and filled with double rows of fiction books sitting in the family room. By the front door is another large bookshelf filled with the rest of the fiction. Then there’s another six dotted around the house with classic fiction, Shakespeare play scripts, and various craft books, cook books, and other interesting non-fiction. We might possibly have a lot of books.
2. How do you sort your books? Author, genre, not at all?
Our bookshelves are rather mixed up unfortunately, despite my best efforts to reorganise them occasionally. Fiction books are grouped by series and authors, but certainly not by alphabetical order. Don’t be ridiculous! As for the rest of the books, craft books are together, but not organised by type, and the same with cookbooks. The rest of the shelves are a hodge podge of mixed books. No organisation there.
3. Do you have any special trinkets or decorations on your shelves, or are they purely business?
Our bookshelves are covered in all sorts of things, from screwdrivers, gaffer tape and small engine parts to birthday cards, pictures, candles (unlit), and many, many statues. The decorations are as many and varied as the books. Those shelves are just so handy for so many purposes.
4. What genre dominates your bookshelf? Or what genres make up your bookshelf?
There are rather a lot of genres on the shelves. I can’t even begin to work out what genres I have the most of.
5. Are there any books on your shelf that you're particularly proud of?
I think that would be the collection of Shakespeare plays. For many years, my family has been collecting second hand copies of his plays and reading them aloud. We have quite a respectable collection by now, though I’m sure people do wonder why we have five versions of Henry V on the shelf.
6. What is the ratio between read books and TBR books on your shelf?
In the fiction books, I am proud to say that I’ve read probably 90% at a rough estimate. Seriously, I was clearing out the bookshelves a few weeks ago, and I realised there was barely a book on there that I hadn’t read at some point. Bookaholic? Maybe. Non-fiction, I’ve probably read 10% at best.
7. What is the most recent addition to your bookshelf?
Hmm, it was probably Rick Riordan’s Greek Gods. Which I still need to read at some point. I’ve heard it’s rather hilarious, but that impossible TBR list stays as long as ever, so I haven’t managed to get around to reading that one yet.
8. Describe your dream bookshelf setup.
My dream bookshelf setup is pretty much exactly the same as the library in Beauty and the Beast. Books lining all the walls from floor to ceiling. A whole room devoted to books. With a sofa and a never ending urn of tea. Glorious.
Tell me, what is your dream bookshelf setup? Are you participating in the tag? There’s still time if you want to link up!