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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.
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.