>After my huge book shopping binge in July, my small apartment was overrun with books. Not the best time to be watching Hoarders Season 1. Doesn’t that show freak you out? I was getting all sweaty and nervous about clutter issues; I feared that it was time to either double-shelve or worse, “cull the herd”.
The new shelves, stacked. I put my still-incomplete Pulitzer prizewinners collection here in chronological order. As you can see, I’ve now got room to grow the Pulitzer collection. On top of the shelf is The Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, a Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, a booklet that lists local train times and subway schedules and Leonard Maltin’s 2010 Movie Guide. The book next to the yellow pillow is Savage Night by Jim Thompson.
The shelves below this one house my DVD collection, but the top one is the special place for my full-color collector’s edition of Little House on the Prairie books. I think it’s pretty clear by now that I’m a “bonnet head”.
The Bookshelf Formerly Known As Pulitzer was moved over by the patio door. On top of the shelf is Jeremy’s little wooden display thing, which holds my dolls from Mongolia, a matyroshka doll I found in Incheon’s Chinatown and two toy turtles. On the next shelf are the Louis L’Amour Sackett series and my reading journals. On the shelf below are some TBRs. A little more than 2 empty shelves make me a happy bookworm, but you know what they say about nature (and it goes double for Bybee) abhorring a vacuum, right?