Saturday Snapshot: New Shelves

Last week I shared about my haul from my library’s warehouse sale.  Well, I went to the sale on Saturday…then went out to buy new bookcases on Sunday!  I had been getting cramped on my shelves for a while, and I think the new O. Henry books marked something of a tipping point.

There’s not much space in the apartment at large, but I managed to fit in a couple more small bookcases.  As I rearranged my books, I decided to give a bookcase to my L. M. Montgomery collection…

LMM ShelvesThat top shelf may look disorganized…but the books are actually arranged in the order in which LMM wrote them.  I tried organizing them that way when I moved to this book case, and I still haven’t quite decided if I like it.  I may freak out at some point and put them back in series order!

LMM Shelves 2Here’s the larger context of where I put the bookcase.  This is my favorite painting by William Bouguereau, a French Academic painter.  Just a poster, alas.  (Here’s a better view, without the weird reflections.)  There’s no actual connection to LMM, but I feel like they fit together thematically…

Have a great Saturday!  Visit West Metro Mommy for more Saturday Snapshots.

11 thoughts on “Saturday Snapshot: New Shelves

    1. Well, she wrote 20 novels, hundreds of short stories (available in 8 or 10 collections), and you can even buy books of her letters, and volumes of her journals. I have…all of it. 🙂 If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend the Emily of New Moon trilogy. But it’s all good!

  1. dianem57

    Those books look great! I like the idea of shelving them in order as they were written. I’ve done that with short series, but never as extensively as you’ve done.

  2. Karen

    Love the shelves and the picture! The good thing about books is you can keep rearranging them any time you feel like it!

  3. Oh I don’t know, the girl in the painting certainly looks like a kindred spirit to the many characters created by L.M. Montgomery. Lovely collection of books. She is a favorite of mine and I smiled the second I opened this post as I immediately recognized the book spines. Congrats on the new shelves.

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