Friday, April 15, 2011

Novels of Consequence – Z to A Blog Challenge

Or books that make the cut.

Books inhabit every cranny of my two-story house. In closets, under beds, boxes in corners. OCD much?

I display the best ones, the books of substance, on my antique oak bookshelf. They range from collectible tomes of Japanese poetry to recent acquisitions of fantasy.

Some authors occupy entire sections.

Jim Butcher            Patricia Briggs
JK Rowlings           JRR Tolkein
Richelle Mead        Mary Stewart
Stephenie Meyer    Patrick Rothfuss
Robert Jordan

Other novels are single representations.

The Hunger Games series     Shepherd of the Hills
        Buff, a Collie                     Seabiscuit       
The Robe                              Dune
Stranger in a Strange Land    Green Grass of Wyoming

One author stands out, Mary Stewart. Her novels include Touch Not the Cat, the Merlin novels, The Ivy Tree, and Madam, Will You Talk.

Another shelf holds my collection of ancient and fragile Fairy Tales, the old kind before PC advocates took over.

Do you have books that hold a place not only on a bookshelf but also in your heart?


  1. My copy of Little Lord Fauntleroy that was given to me by my grandmother - who won it as a prize at school. It's just beautiful!
    Great post

  2. Loved this post!

    I have books everywhere but the very best go on the bookshelves in the lounge. Stephen King, Terry Pratchett, and Jasper Fforde have their own sections. Everything else is in alphabetical order.

    Ellie Garratt

  3. All of the Little House books, several editions even, anything by Roald Dahl, and then there are the classics with antique-y looking hard covers. Love those!

    So glad you visited my blog and made a comment so I could find your blog. How have I missed this one?!


  4. Awesome blog indeed!! So many great books, I'd like to be able to read them all!
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  5. Most of our several thousand books are in one room, our library. Books are arranged into sections by theme or topic. Both my wife and I do indeed have books in our collection that are dear to our hearts - our treasures. And I have been known to just walk around our library, fondle books, smell them, and walk out with a warm feeling of pleasure in my belly.

  6. JR Rowling? I hope you mean JK Rowling.

    I'm here through the pitch contest. Your WIP sounds interesting :)

  7. @ Juliana

    *smacks head* Oh, that was a test, yeah, that's it a test, to see if anyone would notice.
    And you won!

    *editing now*

  8. Yay for Tolkien, Rowling and fairy tales! I think it's great that you're able to display only a few of your books. I always want to display all of mine all the time and I'm really running out of space. Wish I could have a proper old English library...


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