1. morerobots:

tough choices and i’m missing some favorites (as in, don’t own them) so substitutions were made. #idealbookshelf
all in all though, these are definitely books that changed my life, sorta

More ideal bookshelves!

    morerobots:

    tough choices and i’m missing some favorites (as in, don’t own them) so substitutions were made. #idealbookshelf

    all in all though, these are definitely books that changed my life, sorta

    More ideal bookshelves!

  2. thelifeguardlibrarian:

That’s a fun and challenging game. @idealbookshelf #myidealbookshelf

Another ideal bookshelf from my dear Kate!

    thelifeguardlibrarian:

    That’s a fun and challenging game. @idealbookshelf #myidealbookshelf

    Another ideal bookshelf from my dear Kate!

  3. mapmakerscolors:

libraryjournal:

What better way to learn about the people who make up your internet world than through their favorite books? What is your Ideal Bookshelf? Tell us!

All right, I’ll bite. In no particular order:
Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows
Tanuja Desai Hidier, Born Confused
Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep
Willa Cather, My Antonia
Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom
Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems 1927-1979

    mapmakerscolors:

    libraryjournal:

    What better way to learn about the people who make up your internet world than through their favorite books? What is your Ideal Bookshelf? Tell us!

    All right, I’ll bite. In no particular order:

    • Wilson Rawls, Where the Red Fern Grows
    • Tanuja Desai Hidier, Born Confused
    • Curtis Sittenfeld, Prep
    • Willa Cather, My Antonia
    • Gabriel García Márquez, Love in the Time of Cholera
    • Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter
    • Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go
    • Jeffrey Eugenides, Middlesex
    • William Faulkner, Absalom, Absalom
    • Elizabeth Bishop, The Complete Poems 1927-1979

    (Source: mollitudo)

  4. mollitudo:

A totally unauthoritative, noncommittal attempt at an ideal bookshelf. (The 10 book limit is, indeed, cruel, and I am bound by what I have around the house. Many of my favorite books I borrowed somewhere or other.)
Books that made it to the longlist (i.e., were physically extracted from my shelves) but not the final 10 are Don Quixote, an Oxford edition of the Metamorphoses, War and Peace (a book that was both companion and pillow for 5 weeks of traveling), the Sinclair translation of the Inferno (it’s spine unmarked; the copy I read during two mostly solo weeks in Spain was borrowed from my study abroad program), As You Like It (my first Shakespeare play), a water (and tear) stained ARC of Tiny Beautiful Things, Hugh Kenner’s Ulysses, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.
One thing I am pleased with is how utterly I have annihilated all of these spines. All were given a work out. Other notably obliterated books in on my shelves are Ulysses (the other one), The Brothers Karamazov, Anna Karenina, Wuthering Heights, Persuasion, Polybius.

What better way to learn about the people who make up your internet world than through their favorite books? What is your Ideal Bookshelf? Tell us!

    mollitudo:

    A totally unauthoritative, noncommittal attempt at an ideal bookshelf. (The 10 book limit is, indeed, cruel, and I am bound by what I have around the house. Many of my favorite books I borrowed somewhere or other.)

    Books that made it to the longlist (i.e., were physically extracted from my shelves) but not the final 10 are Don Quixote, an Oxford edition of the Metamorphoses, War and Peace (a book that was both companion and pillow for 5 weeks of traveling), the Sinclair translation of the Inferno (it’s spine unmarked; the copy I read during two mostly solo weeks in Spain was borrowed from my study abroad program), As You Like It (my first Shakespeare play), a water (and tear) stained ARC of Tiny Beautiful Things, Hugh Kenner’s UlyssesHarry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

    One thing I am pleased with is how utterly I have annihilated all of these spines. All were given a work out. Other notably obliterated books in on my shelves are Ulysses (the other one), The Brothers KaramazovAnna Karenina, Wuthering Heights, Persuasion, Polybius.

    What better way to learn about the people who make up your internet world than through their favorite books? What is your Ideal Bookshelf? Tell us!