Tour My Bookshelves – Part 2

Tour My BookshelvesToday is week 2 of the Tour My Bookshelves series.  If you missed my first post, check it out here.  Basically each week I am going to take you on a tour of my bookshelves, room by room all throughout the month of August.

This week I will be showing you the bookshelves in my bedroom  I have a tall 5 shelf bookshelf, a short 2 shelf and my blog cart holds some of my ARCs.  I actually turned my 5 shelf into a 6 shelf.  I went to Menards and the finished shelves they have don’t fit any of the shelves in my house so I had to make do with something else.  Luckily there was the perfect board in the bargain wood section.  It was a little too long but the depth was perfect.  I got it for less than $2.  My dad has a table saw so I just brought it over to his house to shorten the length.    For now it will not match the rest of the shelf because it is just plain wood.  It’s been too humid here to for paint to dry properly.

Bedroom Tall Shelf FullThere is the bookshelf in all it’s glory.  I keep my TBR jars on this bookshelf.  And even though I made them months ago, I have yet to use them.    The top three shelves and the bottom shelf are organized specifically and the middle three aren’t organized any special way.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 1Shelf 1 holds my Nicholas Sparks collection and part of my Tudors collection.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 2Shelf 2 holds my Philippa Gregory collection and other Tudor novels.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 3Shelf 3 holds my Tudor non-fictions and my Ireland collection, both fiction and non.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 4Shelf 4 has a random selection of books.  In the middle I do have all of my Tracy Chevalier books together.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 5Shelf 5 starts off with The Chronicles of Narnia and Anne of Green Gables and then moves into a random assortment of books.

Bedroom Tall Shelf 6Shelf 6 holds all of my Dear America and Royal Diaries books.  I had a little bit of extra space so for now I have A Lifetime of Secrets there until I can collect more Dear Americas and/or Royal Diaries.

I have a smaller bookshelf that also holds our TV.  Now that I have added a shelf plus the bookshelf from last week’s tour, I was able to clear out space for other items I needed to store.

Bedroom Small Shelf FullOn the top shelf I have my Wii and Wii Fit Balance Board along with my 70th anniversary GWTW dvd set.

Bedroom Small Shelf 2Shelf 2 holds my photo boxes and some of my husband’s books.

Bedroom Small Shelf 3Shelf 3 holds more of my books.  No real order to this shelf.

And the final book spot in my bedroom is the ARC shelf on my blog cart.

Bedroom ARC ShelfIt is full now, with my more recent ARCs on the new shelf in our office.  My blogiversary is coming up next month so I plan on doing a giveaway to pass some of these on.

Stay tuned next Monday to see more of my bookshelves!

Oops… So Much For A Book Buying Ban

I put myself on a temporary book buying ban a couple of weeks ago.  And today I broke that ban.  Oops!  E and I were up in Apple Valley today doing a bit of shopping for him to get some nice clothes for interviews and work.  We ended up eating lunch right across the street from Half Price Books so I begged him to go!  I was only going to look in the clearance section but I decided to stop by the YA section and see if there was anything good.  I was very pleasantly surprised to see the biggest selection of Dear America books I have ever seen at this HPB.  I couldn’t resist.  As I stood there struggling to remember which ones I already have I remembered that I had added mine into Goodreads.  I had to look up each one individually but I was able to come away with 5 books that I didn’t have!


  • Land of the Buffalo Bones
  • My Face to the Wind
  • All the Stars in the Sky
  • Survival in the Storm
  • Valley of the Moon

They had some of The Royal Diaries as well but I figured that I should probably not even look.

So here is my full collection now:

IMG_20150328_153623This was one of my favorite book series when I was growing up!  I’ve been gradually adding to my collection over the years and get really excited when I find one that I haven’t even read yet!  Hopefully one day when we move into a bigger home I’ll have room for more bookshelves because these (and many others) currently live in boxes in our storage room.

Do you have a favorite book series you grew up reading that you collect now?