This photo post of my Billy bookcase from Ikea was inspired by melouise of the Just Fletcher blog. When melouise asked about my bookcases at home, I thought, well, I’ll share some photos here so you can all see them! I will point out things from both photos for you. The bookshelf sits to the left of my computer desk. I do have other bookshelves too but am just sharing this one with you today 🙂
Let’s start with the photo above. It features a quote that I picked out from the O, The Oprah Magazine years ago and framed. It says, “My life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.” ~Gilda Radner.
On the Shelves: Dolls and Fiction Reads
In the photo above, you will also see my green M&M doll there and a birdhouse I made when my parents were trying to perk me up while I was in a down time. As for books, hello I have lots! That photo shows the top two shelves of my Billy bookcase.
Many of my all-time favorite reads are shown in the above photo. My book recommendations include Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, and it is in the orange cover there on the far left of the shelf. There are also several books by Margaret Atwood, including The Blind Assassin and The Handmaid’s Tale. Oh and three Amy Tan books are there too, including The Joy Luck Club. If you haven’t read these fiction books, they are absolutely book recommendations from me.
Okay, now on to the second photo, which is taken a bit further away:
Hehe, there’s my blue Angry Birds Space doll. You bonk it on the head, and it makes noises – true story! I won it in a contest. I have… more fiction books on the shelves! The photo of the Billy bookcase above shows the second, third, and fourth shelves of this bookcase. There are another two shelves underneath that are full of boring papers and photos.
More Fiction Reads on Christy’s Billy Bookcase
Are there more book recommendations in this second photo? Of course! There is S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders, for example. I first fell in love with the book’s characters, including Ponyboy and Johnny, in high school when reading this book was part of the curriculum for my English class.
Slightly in front of my S.E. Hinton books is a round purple shape at the right side of the photo above. It’s a stress ball! You hold it in your hand and squeeze to alleviate stress. So, first I bonk the Angry Birds Space doll, and then I squeeze the stress ball in my beloved shade of purple. Got it? LOL.
The bookends of the horses are very old, and they were my parents. When they wanted several years ago to redecorate, I kindly took them off of their hands (smiles). I think they are retro awesomeness that complement the fiction books on the shelves well.
Oh and do you see a hint of bright pink from a book cover hidden behind the horse’s head at the bottom of the Billy bookcase photo? It is The News Factory by Matthew Abuelo, a collection of poetry and short stories that I reviewed here at this blog in 2013.
I have more bookcases too with more fiction books but didn’t want to overwhelm you! I wanted to show this one to you today. I also, of course, have many eBooks that are held on my tablet.
Have you read any of the fiction books that are on the shelves of my Billy bookcase? What are some of the titles that are on your shelves?
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