Sunday, 12 April 2020

What's in my Bookshelf!

Hi Readers! Today is Day 22 of Social Distancing for me. Having to stay at home has sure changed my routine. Apart from the few household chores, I have started doing a lot of things that I did probably just once a year or never at all. I have started cooking a bit. I am back to doodling after a gap of 4 months! I also made bookmarks recently which was fun. I’m also maintaining a Social Distancing Diary every day. On some days there is something unique and others not. But, I am doing my best for one day not to be the same as the next, in order to keep my sanity. I broke my sleep cycle when the stay at home began, but now I am gradually getting it back on track. I love waking up early. I get that extra hour or two to read in peace. I hope you all are also doing something fun, even though unproductive to stay sane!

So, talking of fun things, I always heard about these ‘What’s in my Bag’ videos that fashion bloggers or lifestyle bloggers are into. I even shot one such video with my colleagues, which was quite fun. But, now that the purpose of ‘bag’ has lost all meaning, I thought of editing the concept a bit. So, here I am with a What’s in my Bookshelf Post! I know, there are obviously books in my bookshelf, but when I reorganized my bookshelf, I thought this would be a great idea! Below are some of my book nooks! Hope you enjoy the photos!
You can see the bookshelf in the above image. So, in it, the first three shelves are mine. Fourth is my younger brother’s & the last one is my father’s. I’m only going to describe my shelves, because obviously they are the most organized & prettiest!

This nook of my favourite books has been here since I got the bookshelf. It makes me feelgood to look at these favourites together. You can also check these on my Goodreads profile. In case you’re not able to read properly, these include (L-R):
And the Mountains Echoed, Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, Daisy Jones & the Six, Uncommon Type, The Moment of Lift, The Goldfinch, All the Light We Cannot See, The Kite Runner, The Time Traveller’s Wife, The Book Thief, Jane Eyre, The Hate U Give, A Thousand Splendid Suns, Interpreter of Maladies, The Perks of being a Wallflower.

There was a time when I used to read NOTHING BUT YOUNG ADULT fiction. I used to think that even though these were stories with teen protagonists, the meaning conveyed was deep. Now that I have grown up, the fascination has decreased, but I still like to read some YA Fiction now and then. Needless to say, I own all of John Green’s books! Here’s a snap of my YA collections (L-R):
Where’d You Go, Bernadette?, If I stay, Finding Audrey, Five Feet Apart, Eleanor & Park, The Sun is Also a Star, Where She Went, Shatter Me, After You, Holding up the Universe, On the Come Up, Little Fires Everywhere, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, All the Bright Places, Paper Towns, Let it Snow, An Abundance of Katherines, The Fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska, Will Grayson Will Grayson, Turtles all the Way Down.
Whew, that was a lot!

I think the first book I read & liked was Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone. And, because of this, I have always read everything he has written, no matter how mediocre. I started reading because of him, so I am going to continue to read his books. There was a time when I explored a few other Indian authors who write romantic novels, but none was to my taste. I can’t believe people my age still read such books. Anyway, here’s a peek. It looks like a typical roadside seller’s gallery.

So, apart from books, I have a lot of other stuff in my bookshelf. I have these cute 4 stuff toys. I have those 2 decors given by my friend – the owl & Starbucks cup. Those faces are what I got from my trip to North India. You must have noticed these items in my book photos quite often. I love to add them in there!

I think I have all the kinds of bookmarks one could possibly have! From a teddy faced bookmark to magnetic bookmarks to Hermione-on-a-wand bookmark to Amazon bookmarks & lastly self-made bookmarks! I read multiple books at a time, so it’s nice to have choices. What can I say, I just love everything having to do with books!

I have a cute collection of diaries. I wasn’t collecting diaries or anything. But, because I love them & love to write, people often gift them to me. And, I absolutely love that! I haven’t written anything in any of them yet. Some of these I have bought, a few are given by friends & family. Keep them coming, folks!

Lastly, I have got 2 sets of To-Be-Read pile of books. All the other read books I have kept on the inside, as one shelf can hold 3 stacks of rows. The upper one is the pile I intend on reading soon & the bottom one is the pile I will read some day!

That’s pretty much it! I adore my bookshelf & thought I’d dedicate at least one post to it! Hope you liked it!
Until next time,

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