In My Life
As you can see in the above photos, I rearranged some of my books. I share an IKEA Expedit 5-by-5 bookcase (that IKEA sadly discontinued earlier this year). Since I own way more books than my sister does, she has 10 pigeon holes while I have 15. A good number of those are used for school books, music scores, old children’s books, board games etc. I love how there’s enough space to double-stack books, such that I can tuck away books I won’t be reading in the foreseeable future.
Anyway, space permitting, I decided to sort my English fiction books according to colour. While I don’t think it’s practical to do this for all the books I own, I thought it’d be a fun little project to do it with one section of the bookcase and this is the result. It looks so inviting on the shelf now, I don’t think I can bear going back to sorting according to author.
On the Blog
Around the Blogosphere
Bloggers & Blogging
- Cait @ Notebook Sisters wonders how everyone keeps up with all the blogs.
- Sandra @ Tea Between Books shares her tips for starting a book blog.
- Cee @ The Novel Hermit takes a look at book covers featuring shoes.
Rating & Reviewing
- Ashley @ Nose Graze noticed the emergence of advanced samples in place of advanced review copies. Personally, I have no desire to read samples of books that haven’t been published yet. I hardly ever do that for published books either because when I do get the whole book, I’m bound to start at the beginning again. Such a wast of my time to re-read the beginning.
- Shannelle @ The Art of Escapism declares that there are more important things than the Goodreads reading challenge. If you’re behind on your goal, it doesn’t make you a lesser reader. Too true.
- Rachel @ Parajunkee outlines blogging social etiquette for the uninitiated.
Quote of the Week
The following is the story of my young life as I remember it. It is the truth as I know it. Of the stories and the myths that surrounded my family and my life—some of them thoughtfully scattered by you perhaps—let it be said that, in the end, I found all of them to be strangely, even beautifully true.—Ava Lavender, The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton
We often seek truth as something that is absolute, failing to realize that truth, more often than not, is relative. If we spend our lives trying to ascertain everything we’re told is true, I don’t think we’d ever start to live our lives. This is why I love this snippet from the prologue. It tells us how Ava will present her story in the following pages, reminding us that her storytelling is limited by what she knows.