Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Bookshelf Meme (& Ocean's 13)

Today’s the day I go to Grauman’s Chinese Theater in hopes of sneaking a peak at The Ocean’s 13 hunks. I’m bringing a camera, but I guarantee the best pictures will be taken by the media, so please don’t count on me. Honestly, I think the best I’ll come back with is something like, “I managed to see the top of Brad Pitt’s head. His hair is blond.” Anyway, I’m hoping it’s fun!

Now, onto my Bookshelf Meme!

I had always planned on having a proper, British library with floor-to-ceiling shelves and a rolling ladder (inside my proper British mansion). Alas...I live in a tract home in Southern California. Some years ago I realized that my growing book collection was starting to compete for space with my growing family, so I decided to start giving some away. (Books, that is. ;=) So that said, I only have about 20 shelves of books now, just the special ones!

The most important thing to know about my system is that there’s a strong division between TO BE READ:


And READ AND DECIDED TO KEEP:


As far as delving any further into my keeper organization, I don’t think I could begin to do my chaos justice. It's just sort of where things fit. But occasionally I’ll rearrange the order of my shelves when I’m stressed or bored. That's the one kind of housekeeping I enjoy. Does anyone else do that?

What I’m Reading Now: Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen!

Tina
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11 comments:

Marley Gibson said...

Yeah!!! Tina's reading PRIDE AND PREJUDICE!!!! Ahhh...the peer pressure. :::EEEEEG:::

Your bookshelves are sooooooo neat! And I mean orderly neat.

Wendy Roberts said...

About half my bookshelves are neat and orderly. The other half looks like it could fall over and kill someone!

TinaFerraro said...

Oh, Marley and Wendy, please know I cleaned them up before snapping the pics! My TBR pile is usually divided between "really, these books ARE next" on my nightstand and inside the drawers...

And LOVING P & P!

Marley Gibson said...

For the record...I did *not* clean up before I took my pictures. You'll see tomorrow. LOL!!

Natalie said...

Whew...I'm glad you said you straightened up a bit before snapping the photos--makes me feel better!

And have a GREAT time catching a glimpse of Brad's blonde locks! :-)

TinaFerraro said...

Marley, looking forward to seeing The Real You tomorrow!

And Natalie, consider this a "tag, you're it!" on the Bookshelf Meme. I'll be checking your blog... :)

stephhale said...

Love the shelves, Tina, and I hope you get to see the hotties!

Steph~

Kelly Parra said...

Hey Tina, love the pics! And yes, I do my bookshelve spring cleaning. haha! Glad I'm not the only one!

Anonymous said...

i would totally make out w/matt damon.

Janie Emaus said...

Hi Tina,
Well since this after the "Ocean" event, I can say that you certainly did get up close and personal to those hunks. The only time my books get rearranged is when I'm having new carpeting put in!
Janie

TinaFerraro said...

Thanks for all the comments on my bookshelves!

The Ocean's 13 event was terrific...and to my surprise, I ended up with VIP tickets and got great pictures and even exchanged a few words with Matt Damon! Too cool! Details next Tuesday, I promise!