Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Bookshelf Dilemma: Episode 4

Oh my goodness I have so much to update you all on!!

I'm currently in the process of renovating my room, so I'll just share some pictures of what the inside of my dresser USED to look like.  (Many much more books have been added since these were taken. :O)  Every shelf has a different kind of theme...I'll kind of walk you through that.

SO.  This shelf is kind of strange.  It consists of my Jane Austens and my war novels.  I know, I know, ridiculous, right?  Well, they didn't have a place with their respective genres or could take up a whole shelf so they got stuck together.  Whoops. ;)

The next two shelves are my Biblical historical fiction-ish books (The Robe, The Pillar of Fire, etc) and my fantasy books (The Hobbit, Dracula, etc).   Again, how did those two end up together??  So strange.
And above those are my Dickens...  (That copy of Dracula got torn up to make wrapping paper, so it's not there anymore.)  Dickens is one of my all-time favorites, so of course he gets his own shelf.  But I don't think he has his own anymore, because I bought more books, and more books means less space and favorite authors must share with favorite authors... Oh well.

Then we have my favorites - my Russian novels and my French novels! :DDD  I'd choose these books above most any day.  Dostoevsky, Sabatini, Dumas, Dickens...the list is amazing.  I also own a copy of Anna Karenina but at the time this photo was taken I was currently reading it, so it's not there.

On the other side, we have my girly classics.  Yah, that's what I call them.  I haven't read all of them, so after I do I might have to put them in a different section.  BUT.  I've always associated these with each other.

Below those two shelves are my "American" classics and also some C. S. Lewis.  These are some pretty darn good books, if I may say so myself, even though they're not my favorites and I haven't read all of them.

Below that, at the very bottom right, is the beautiful place where I keep my journals, short stories, poetry, plays, and Greek mythology.  There's a lot stuffed behind the white box.  Like, a looootttt.  But it's all there and easily accessible if I just move the box.

Annnnd VIOLA!  Here it is!  I think it looks a bit different now, but it's still just as pretty (and as obsessively organized - ha!).

Anyone else have a bookshelf dilemma?  Where are your classics stashed?  Let me know in the comments!!


  1. Briana @ Bree's BooksOctober 10, 2012 at 9:39 AM

    Funny you post this, I was just drooling over the Penguin classics yesterday. I'm planning on buying most of them for myself for Christmas. Those, and Barnes and Noble's leatherbound classics are just too pretty - I might not want to read them once I have 'em. haha

    My collection of classics is pretty sad... mostly because they were always provided for us in school, I never actually went out and bought them. But, like I said, I'm going to soon. At least my favorites, so I can have them on my shelf when I get the urge to reread. You have a great variety!

  2. Your bookshelf is the coolest set up I've ever seen for stashing classics!!!! I never would have though to use an old chest of drawers or small wardrobe to store my books! Genius!! I have mine in a book case, organized alphabetically by author last name. I have the majority of my favorites stored in one entire IKEA Billy Bookcase but It isnt enough room and now my book buying habit is causing me grief.. I've had to take up both of my side table drawers for the latest purchases.. If you interested in seeing my book case, check me out at the link below! <3
    Forward... Read!