A while ago writers Jilanne Hoffmann and Nick Owchar asked people to show their shelves. Below a glimps of Sofia and Vanessa’s bookshelves.
Discovering the world
The book shelves in my living room, hold, apart from an array of books, our most prized souvenirs from our vacations: a boomerang from Australia, cigar box from Cuba, carved elephant from Kenia, sand collection from the United Arab Emirates and so much more.
As for our books, it is a mix of my and my husband’s tastes: all the biographies, history and management books are his and all the fiction is mine. (He doesn’t read fiction – at all! Opposites attract?) And since the birth of our son, children’s books have been added in anticipation of the day we can really read to him.
I collect books, and I can’t seem able to throw them away, it is a bit of a hording mania. My computer is smack dab in the middle of the shelves, I tried getting a good angle to get all the shelves and bookcases but my apartment is just too small to get a good panoramic picture, so this one is just to give an idea. I’ve got books in Spanish, English and Dutch; fiction, non-fiction and several coffee-table books that have no coffee table to be put on. I dream of one day having a house with a library that is large enough to warrant a ladder, but for now I think I’ll just go find myself a nice coffee table.