So, I’m gonna post Part 2 of my story What If It All Means Something sometime this evening, but I wanted to show off a few pictures of my bookshelf first. It’s a little excessive, but I love it.
As you can see, there’s a little more than just books on this shelf…like a TV, Xbox 360, video games, movies, a Millennium Falcon and Superman, but there are a lot of books. Physically, the shelf measures about 7’6″ high by 10′ wide. It was built by my dad and has to be bolted into the wall. It’s massive. Floor to ceiling, wall to wall and, apart from all the other stuff, there’s about 800 books on this shelf.
A lot are from my parents collecting books since they’ve been married (there’s about 350 Star Trek books they gave me). I have over 100 Star Wars, that I bought myself over the years, as well as random other books I’ve got as gifts, etc. A large number of them, too, have come from my mom’s job. She works at a library, and when they withdraw books from circulation – for various reasons from it being old, not popular, they have multiple copies they don’t need anymore, etc. – they usually end up recycling them – a crime, I know! So, she always brings books home for my family in case there’s something we want. Sufficed to say, I’m never in short supply of reading material. It’s fricken awesome.
And my favourite books on the shelf are the ones in the last picture, all of the great classics. They’re all beautiful, leather-bound books with gold-edged pages and what not. Very, very, very nice. I bought a lot of them at Barnes and Noble – they only cost $20.00 ea, which is a great price for the quality of the books. And of course, my 50th Anniversary of Lord of the Rings which is the most beautiful book I have ever seen in my life.
Is this bookshelf too much? Don’t be ridiculous, of course not!
Does anyone else have anything this crazy? That’s my question to you.
What’s on your bookshelf?
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