The fourth mini challenge of the Book Blogger Love-A-Thon hosted by Alexa has got to be my favourite of the lot! After all, it’s all about sharing the love for books through photography.
When it comes to reading, I must say what I most love about it is that books open up our minds to the world. Books don’t only teach us new things through facts and information but also have the potential to help us develop empathy. Since I have a never-ending thirst for knowledge and love losing myself in stories, my bookshelf is my pride and joy. Even though I share a 5 by 5 IKEA Expedit shelf with my sister, most of the books are mine.
Since my family just moved this week, I took the opportunity to rearrange our bookshelf. My sister let me take the top three rows for all my fiction books. The bottom two rows are for her books and some of my other books like language books, uni books, childhood books etc.
After double stacking a lot of the bottom books, I managed to leave two cubbies free to add more fiction books in future. Oh and I shifted some of my non-fiction books to a smaller bookshelf in my bedroom to make space for the rainbow.
My favourite part about the set-up of our bookshelf are the fairy lights! They add so much cheer at night and the snowflakes add such a nice touch.
Falling in Love with Reading
Of course, my love for reading did have a beginning. I fell in love with books and reading when I was eight, thanks to Die Wilden Hühner by Cornelia Funke. In German that means “the wild hens” which makes the translated English title, The Summer Gang sound rather tame. In any case, here’s my snapshot of my favourite childhood book.
Leigh @ Little Book Star says
Oh wow your bookshelf and books are beautiful! I love how you arranged it by the color of the spines. I can never do that since I don’t like separating my series/trilogies.
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As soon as I saw the title, I knew you’d have a great post because Josephine, you are the bookish photography MASTER.
And your bookshelf… oh my god YOUR BOOKSHELVES. Perfection.
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Jess @My Reading Dress says
YOUR BEAUTIFUL BOOKSHELF. Sometimes I stare at rainbow shelfs and I seriously consider rearranging mine like so.
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Shannelle C. says
I am so jealous of your shelves, forever. I wish I had the space for such a large shelf and all that books! And I love that sunrise photo to pieces.
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Cristian @ The Bookish God says
Oh god I’m so jealous of your shelves! I need to go to Ikea more often haha Loved this post :D
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Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts says
Ugh–now I want to head over to IKEA or something to get myself a cubby shelving unit haha. Nothing like re-shelving after a recent move to relax and remember all the feels of the books you place into each cubbie!
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Sarah @ What Sarah Read says
Oh my word…your photos are so lovely. Especially that sunset..gorgeous!
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Alexa S. says
I stared at the mesmerizing photo of your rainbow shelf for quite a while before I finally remembered I wanted to comment. It’s seriously stunning, and I love it. I love the way it looks! I also adore the fairy lights :) I’ve never read your childhood fave, but I’m curious now!
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Stefani @ Caught Read Handed says
Your shelves are so pretty! I’ve always loved the color coordinated bookshelves, but I’m pretty sure it would end up just irritating me because I’d have to split up series and such! Lol. But your pictures and shelves are gorgeous!
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Lauren @ Lose Time Reading says
Thanks so much for sharing Josephine! I must admit, I was really looking forward to your photo’s the most because you are just a whiz with the camera!! Your shelves are gorgeous :) I love the color coding and especially the fairy lights!!
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Savindi @ The Streetlight Reader says
I love that your bookshelves are colour coded :) It’s so beautiful! I especially love the blues and the greens :). Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Cynthia @ Afterwritten says
Your rainbow bookshelf is so pretty and I love the addition of the fairy lights! That’s such a great idea and I’d love to decorate my own bookshelf like that when I finally have a more permanent space for myself (living in dorms/moving a lot). :D
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I love the color coding of the books
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When I heard about this challenge I was really looking forward to your pictures, especially after the sneak peek on Instagram. Your shelves with those fairy lights <3 I think arranging my books on colors would drive me nuts, but I do love the look of it!
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Christy @ Novel Ink says
I am in love with your shelves! I love the lights and how they are color coded! So amazing :)
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Kim @ Book Munchies says
Your bookish snapshot makes me so happy. That’s a beautiful rainbow of books. <3 And the fairy lights just takes it to another level of AWESOME. I'm appropriately jealous. LOL.
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I’m in love with your rainbow colored book shelves! I’ve been wanting to do that to mine, but I really need another bookshelf. I’m running out of room! lol I also adore the lights you added, they’re stunning. =)
I’ve gotta say I’m a little jealous of your bookshelves. They’re so pretty. I like the color arrangement; I’ve always wanted to try that with mine.
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Rebecca @ The Library Canary says
Your bookshelf is so beautiful!! Love the color organization and the little twinkle lights. And that first picture is gorgeous!!
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I LOVE YOUR BOOKSHELF! It’s so pretty!
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Your bookshelf is gorgeous!!! I love the fairy lights so much!!
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Hazel @ Stay Bookish says
I’m absolutely in love with your bookshelf, Joséphine. It’s so gorgeous I cannot even. And those fairy lights! *heart eyes*
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