|A Portion of the Shelves Devoted to Old Favorites|
Many of you have admitted to the same addiction. Well, good news...now there's a website for people like us. Peter Knox and Graham Coursey have created Share Your Shelf, a site where people can post pictures of, and describe, the bookshelves in their lives. Admittedly, while there are definitely some interesting photos there, it is not quite the same as peeking over someone's shoulders who has forgotten exactly what is behind him when his picture is being snapped. Good stuff, nonetheless, so do take a look. You might even want to share your own shelves there.
|Mostly Joyce Carol Oates and Ruth Rendell, Two Favorites|
|And a Wide Shot Catching Most of One Wall|
The article concludes with Knox's personal tips on organizing bookshelves. Over the years, I learned his tip on having "a growth strategy" the hard way...several different times, in fact. Unfortunately (or, perhaps, that should be fortunately), I have again reached the point where adding a new book to the shelves almost certainly means removing another one first. I suppose that's the best way of ensuring that my shelves reflect my reading taste most accurately - but it does make for some painful decisions.
(Feel free to snoop and comment. Just click on the pictures to see them full-sized.)