Thursday, September 5, 2013

Follow Me Friday- Bookshelf Tour



Feature Follow is the day of the week that we get to know each other and make some new friends. This is graciously put on by our hosts Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Each week there is one blog featured by each host and a question to help us break the ice and open discussion. Since I am new to blogging I don't currently have a preference as to how you follow me. Feel free to follow through bloglovin, email, or GFC. I'm not picky just happy to have the company.

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This week is an activity; welcome to my bookshelf tour. Fitting considering my site is called Brunner's Bookshelf. Might as well see what I use to hold one of my obsessions.  Let me start by saying that I don't have a lot of space for furniture so I do with what I have.

We have two bookshelves and this is the tall skinny one. This is the top three shelves. At one point we had our shelves arranged by Author's last name alphabetically but now it is a little loose. Let me point out a few highlights of my collection. I have a few of the hard cover Illustrated editions of Stephen King's Dark Tower series and they are all first editions. I also have the very first books Jeffery Deaver ever wrote. They are out of print and impossible to find. To make them even better they are signed by Deaver when I saw him at a signing last summer. Those two books are VooDoo, and Always a Thief top right of the shelf. Yes that is a picture my son colored taped to the wall. I had to include it because I am just so proud of him. 

This would be the bottom three shelves of the skinny tall book case. This has a bunch of random paperbacks we just needed a spot for. Here is the entire Dark Tower collection. These books I read, the others I just collect and I almost have the whole set in hardback first edition. 
 This is a very special piece of furniture for me. These shelves were built by my Great Uncle Joe. He passed away over a decade ago and he died at the age of 94. He was a great guy and was an amazing carpenter. All of us in the family have at least one piece of furniture in our homes that he made and it makes this very special to me. This will one day sit in my office and hold my very best collectible pieces. There is a cabinet at the bottom of these shelves that has two shelves in it. There are paperbacks 2 rows deep on each shelve and a row of Hardback we have read and had no place for. For those of you doing the math at home that is three rows of books in this cabinet. I didn't want to clear out the cabinet for a picture so you will have to use your imagination. If I ever clean it up I'll take after pictures.
This is the top of those shelves. Yes that is a foot tall Batman action figure. I've had that since I was a kid and it is not going anywhere. The stack on the right is recent books read and purchased. It actually sits in front of my wife's Twilight box set and her stuffed snowman. It was the first stuffed animal I bought her when we started dating and it is a little sad that the books hide him now. Do you see my old Batman clock. It is really cool but needs to be repaired, again I have had that for a very very long time. 

I couldn't leave without showing you the stack on the left of the top of my book shelves. This is only an eighth of the Graphic novels I own. The ones at the top are ones I have reviewed either on Goodreads, or here on my blog. The very top of the stack has my Kindle box and the box for my kindle cover. I just can't bring myself to get rid of these because I think the Kindle is one of the best purchases I have ever made.

Well that's it, welcome to my shelves. I can't wait till we move into a house and I can build my own shelves set into the wall and have a library full of books. Sorry so wordy, but I just don't know how to paraphrase.

20 comments:

  1. Hopping through. So cool that you have shelves built by your great uncle. Much more special than regular shelves.
    My Hop

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I love that fact too. My wife was great about letting me bring them with me when we moved in together. She is adamant about keeping them too.

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  2. It's so brilliant that you have shelves by your great uncle. Plus, your Batman figure is so cool! New follower :)

    My FF

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I'm a huge comic book nerd and there are somethings I just can't let go of as an adult.

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  3. I love seeing a booklover's shelves stuffed to the gills! :)

    I'm a new GFC follower ~ Happy Friday!

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    1. I really wish I had more room for shelves. There are shelves even on the tall skinny one that are two books deep. You can't see it in the pictures very well. Anyplace I can find to keep my wife's and my books is where they go.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  4. Look at dem books :) Nice collection. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Friday!

    http://www.itchingforbooks.com/2013/09/feature-and-follow-63.html

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  5. Lots of books!! I love that your great uncle has a special place in your heart (and in your home!). I'm a new Bloglovin' follower.

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. My wife and I have a lot more than just what is pictured. We love to collect them, but these days they are mostly from the library, or digital.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  6. Love this! We are both alike. Sticking them wherever they can fit.
    Following back via bloglovin'! Thanks for stopping by site.
    Have a good weekend.

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  7. WOW you have a lot of awesome books!!

    New GFC follower. Here is my Follow friday

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    1. Thanks, I love collecting them and so does my wife. One of these days we will go back to hunting down those rare gems missing from our collection, but for now we love our library.

      Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Nice shelf! Thanks for coming to my FF! I followed back with GFC!

    Amber @ My Bookshelf Is Hungry

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  9. I must say I am very jealous of your collection! You have so many awesome books!

    Thanks for stopping by. Following back! :)
    Megan @ Books i View

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    1. Thanks, I've never had some one jealous of my collection before. I like to think I have good taste in literature.

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  10. So many Stephen King goodies. I have a Batman too at home, lol. Ain't he the best. Thanks for stopping by. New bloglovin follower.

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    1. I've always been a big Batman fan so I just had to hang on to a few things from my child hood. I have been very fortunate to find most of my Hardback King books. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Thanks for stopping by my FF!

    I love all your bookshelves - especially the one built by your Great Uncle Joe. How cool to have a piece of family history like that! :)

    New follower :)

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  12. Nice shelves! That is amazing that your uncle built them. Thanks for stopping by my FF. New follower!

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