Just a bit of fun. I thought you might like to know what my bookshelves look like. They’re overcrowded, and I pretty much have to reorganise the whole lot whenever I get new books because they don’t fit. I also just compulsively try and improve them, so however recent these photos are, they’re probably already out of date. Ah well.

Update: I now have a bookstagram account, so if you want to see daily pictures of the books I own (I mean… why WOULDN’T you), artfully arranged in a manner that took way too many hours of my life, that’s the place to go! Here’s a sample picture:

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If you’re not on Instagram, I also cross-post these pictures to Tumblr, though there’s sometimes a delay of a couple of days (since Tumblr mobile hates me).

Other than that, here are a few older book photos:


My bookshelf at uni, 2015-6. I mostly kept tea on these because they weren’t tall enough for normal-sized books.

A new shelf (built March 2016) housing my ASNaC-related books, poetry, and a bit of fiction. (Mostly Tolkien and Kate Thompson, both ASNaC-related in a sense.)

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Uni shelfie (Lent Term 2017)


Thanks to my new shelf, the ‘overflow’ shelf is no longer full — the top is empty, and the bottom shelf has a large gap. I doubt it’ll last long with my book-buying habits, though… (March 2016)


The ‘sadly mismatched but colourful’ shelf. Mostly featuring series where some of the books were too tall to fit on the main shelves, although some are just there due to not fitting anywhere else. (December 2016.)


The corridor overflow shelf (the ‘designated ugly shelf’) already full by December 2016. It’s been reorganised somewhat since this was taken, too.


The Pratchett Stack (December 2016)

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Main shelves (January 2017)