1. bookshelfporn:

    Framed Bookshelf by Mark Taylor Design

    Now THIS is how you elevate a book collection.

    (via eilisoneal)


  2. meeichner:

    Originally published on my blog.

    This is a story I have never told before. It’s about libraries and me, and how I ended up as a library person.

    Middle school was a pretty terrible time for me. It is for most people, but I had the special awfulness of having been homeschooled…


  4. "We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose the old favorites. They’re always with us. We just sort of accumulate them."
    — Lloyd Alexander (via afternoon-tea-and-books)

    (via agreyeyedgirl)


  7. meeichner:

    "This is the story of twelve sisters, but mostly it is the story of Jo.

    This is the story of twelve sisters who escape from their home to go dancing until dawn.

    They have to escape, because they’re not allowed out, because their mother is dead and their father’s kindness is more terrifying than anything else.

    They can escape because Jo organizes it. She is the General; she never dances; she is her father’s daughter.

    This is a story about hard choices, about love, about saving yourself, and about saving each other.”

    I read Genevieve Valentine’s new book, The Girls at the Kingfisher Club and spoiler: I LOVED IT.

    Was planning to read eventually, but this description!!!

    (via ninjaeyecandy)

  8. Look, I don’t know what’s so hard about installing these in every room in my house, people.

    (Source: noonewillwaitforyouforever, via agreyeyedgirl)

  9. uispeccoll:

    Miniature Monday!

    Chained Alchemical Library by Pat Sweet from Bo Press Miniature Books.  Riverside (Calif.) : 2012?  From the Charlotte Smith Miniatures Collection.  In the catalog: N7433.4.S885 C43 2012
    Stop by and see!

    Bo Press Miniature’s website.

    See all of our Miniature Mondays or see all of our posts with GIFs.

    (via eilisoneal)


  10. Top Ten Authors I Own The Most Books From


    I really liked this post idea from Maureen Eichner and Rachel Neumeier (though I see it’s originally from The Broke and the Bookish), so I decided to try it for myself. I’m counting ebooks idiosyncratically, mostly when I remember to do so—I’m not going through my Kindle to count authors I mostly own in ebook format. Especially since there would probably be a preponderance of trashy romances. Also I ended up with 12 authors instead of 10, because of ties.

    I wanna do this, too!

    Reblogging instead of doing my own post so people can go back and read others’ posts…

    My guesses: Robin McKinley, J.R.R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, J.K. Rowling? and Georgette Heyer, haha

    Note: the serendipity of used book sales has a lot to do with my library, as does moving culls. :\ I would have the whole Anne series…

    The actual inventory:

    10: C.S. Lewis (household objects but I purchased them…or have adopted them as basically mine)

    9: Robin McKinley. Beauty, The Blue Sword, and The Hero and The Crown are my originals from 13&14yrs.

    9: I Hate You More Than Anything, manga by Banri Hidaka. It’s good, and it’s out of print…

    7: J.R.R. Tolkien because we can count editions if it JRR. These are only my personal ones, however! Includes Smith of Wooten Major. Should someday include the poetry sketches…

    6ish: Orson Scott Card, which I have bought but are scattered through the household

    6: Diana Wynne Jones

    5: Jane Austen’s work

    4: Megan Whalen Turner, because she’s only written 4 books so far. (smh)

    4: Ally Carter’s I’d Tell You I Love You But Then I’d Have to Kill You

    And for 3 let’s go with Jonathan Stroud’s Bartimaeus Trilogy, one of the least-hyped awesome YA fantasies I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

    …soooo I guess I do not have a very excessive library. I haven’t made a priority of sparing money for books until recently, so most were acquired by hunting through used stuff, or BookMooch. Some exceptions: Howl’s Moving Castle, Fire & Hemlock, The Queen’s Thief series, and The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Mary R. King.