Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Bookshelf Project #21

This week's bookshelf picture is from Ruth, a reader from the UK. Her bookshelf is just so beautiful!



And I love the fact that Ruth also has other things besides books in these wonderful bookcases. The globes and the microscope at the top shelf definitely add a nice touch.

Her reading taste is varied as well. I can spot several biographies and works of fiction among the books. And she has a good collection of Penguins!

What do you think of Ruth's bookshelf, dear reader?

29 comments:

Hagelrat said...

Cute! I love those shelves. I wish my other half would just give in and let books and cats take over the house.

Peter S. said...

Hi, Hagelrat! Hahaha. I wish that too. Although, I prefer dogs to cats.

savidgereads said...

Oh I love this idea, my Gran has walls taht have just become shelves and shelves alone and think its great.

Peter S. said...

Hi, Simon! The shelves are wonderful, aren't they? I'm envious as hell.

Diane said...

I love this feature on your blog Peter, but it often leaves me "green with envy". :)

Vivienne said...

What gorgeous book shelves. I like the idea of having them in the living room.

StephanieD said...

Yes, the other objects make the bookshelves look more lived in & real. Lovely!

C.B. James said...

I so need some built in book shelves. And I love this regular feature. Thanks.

Peter S. said...

@Diane: Me too!

@Vivienne: Yes. Bookshelves in the living room make for good conversation pieces.

@StephanieD: Of course, my favorite is the microscope.

@C.B. James: You're welcome.

martine frampton said...

this looks such a lovely cosy spot to curl up with a book ... and a pretty intellectual collection there too.
thanks for sharing
Martine

Peter S. said...

Hi, Martine! Yes, it is cozy, isn't it?

Charlie said...

Darn it, Martine stole my comment. Oh, wait. She was here first.

I love a reading spot where I'm surrounded by books—even in the bookstore.

And thanks, Peter, for Mass on Sunday. You really touched me with that.

Peter S. said...

Hi, Charlie. I just hope that you feel better soon.

Patrick said...

This is a really nice bookshelf and yeah I like the little additions of several stuff around the books. But I wouldn't do this on my own shelf. I'm much too careless I'd probably just knock them all down each time I browse through the shelves. :P

josbookshelf said...

This is one of the nicest bookshelf pictures you have in your collection, Peter. The room seems light and airy so that the entire thing is just so attractive.

Jhay said...

I love it! It makes me want to simply grab a book and read it.

How I wish I could make a similar book case in our house, but alas, space is really becoming hard to come by.

Peter S. said...

@Patrick, josbookshelf, and Jhay: It is one of the nicest!

Krista said...

mAN, i WANT!! i WANT!! LOL AWESOME!

Peter S. said...

Hi, Krista! We all want this awesomeness!

Hezron said...

Wow, very nice.

Hezron said...

Very informative blog. Keep it up.

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fantaghiro23 said...

Hi, Peter! I agree--the microscope is my favorite. Next to all the books, of course. Such a lovely, lovely shelf. Sigh.

Ruth O'Leary said...

Wow, thanks everyone for your wonderful comments on my bookshelves! It's made me see my jumble of books and random collection of stuff in a new light.

Krista said...

Oh wait maybe I should have said.. "I NEED!!" lol

Annette said...

Great idea! I don't suppose anyone but a booklover would understand our fascination with other people's books LOL.

stacybuckeye said...

I want! I want!

Innocent Dreamer said...

Wow, I wanted my books to be that organized. Feels good when your books feel good where they are staying too, you know.

Here's my share of shelves. Before they collapse. Haha!

http://innocentdreamer.multiply.com/photos/album/110/Bookshelf

Sheila (Bookjourney) said...

Those are great shelves! Love that floor to ceiling book book books!!!

Connie said...

You can tell Miss Ruth LOOOOOVES books, which makes her OK in my book. ;)