The Library of a Book Reviewer

I’ve mentioned my library a few times in the past, but I figure I might as well show you what I’m talking about.  So here is a picture of my family library:

It doesn’t look like all that much, but the room is at such a weird angle that I couldn’t fit everything in the picture.  There’s about four generations of books going back around 100 years in that little library, which also doubles as a guest room.  Apparently someone in my family loved both Dickens and Reader’s Digest Condensed Books because they seem to take up a lot of space.  And if you’re wondering, no, my books aren’t down here.  My personal collection is much, much smaller.

It’s hard to tell from this angle, but that’s the only way I could get the whole shelf in.  As you can tell, there’s a lot of series and they’re all nicely arranged by alphabetical order.  I may be an extremely messy person normally, but I’m obsessed with order when it comes to my books.  However, if you zoom in you can tell this shelf only goes up to ‘M’ in the alphabet.  That’s because there’s another shelf:

Yes, I am obviously running out of room.  The next time I get any new books I’m either going to have to give some more books to my little sister to make room or start clearing myself a shelf in the family library.  No, I don’t know how many books I actually own, but they’re a tiny fraction of what I’ve actually read.

Enough about my library, though..  What does yours look like?

10 comments

    • Carrie Slager

      One of the reasons we have such a large library is that our family is quite large and relatives love to pass down books to us. Unfortunately, our village’s public library actually has less books than we do.

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