Okay, it may not be that glorious for you, but it's glorious for me. I haven't blogged in a few weeks, but I have no shame in this since I was pretty busy with getting married. (I know, it's just terrible that I could allow such a little thing as my own wedding to interfere with my blogging!) But now the honeymoon is over and my husband and I are well on our way to being well settled in our new apartment, and I can relax and start blogging again.
Probably needless to say, I've done little-to-no reading in the time I've been gone...I wanted to finish Little Women, but unfortunately that did not happen. However, I still have some small hope that I might, just might, finish before the end of the year! I made pretty good progress on it, and I'm enjoying it immensely.
One of the first things I wanted to get organized in the apartment was, of course, my books! Here's a picture of my bookshelves:
Yes, I know, my collection is painfully small. I do, however, have one other shelf of books in another room that were either too big to fit on these shelves, or I wasn't interested in displaying.
Can I draw your attention to the upper left corner of this shelf? These are gorgeous copies of classic books I got for Christmas from my big sister! There's Little Women (yippee!), War and Peace, Gulliver's Travels, Moby Dick, Great Expectations, and Ivanhoe. There's also a brand-new paperback of A Tale of Two Cities from my mom to replace the copy next to it, which is completely falling apart (not to mention the cover is quite ugly). I'm very excited to own these great classics, all of which I have yet to read! (Except for A Tale of Two Cities.)
The top shelf, as you can probably see, holds classics (and a book on the Tudors which was too big for the shelf below it). The second shelf holds my loosely organized non-fiction (with the exception of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, a novel. How did that get there?). Books on government/American history on the left, then travel books, then books on writing, then some random non-fiction, then religious books. What do you think? I'll be happy when I have enough books to fill my bookshelves (I have two and a half more that are built into the wall). But for now, I'm a bit too broke to do anything more than read my new classics and check out books from the library. That's okay, though--we should all support local libraries, right?
Anyway, as far as reading goes, I'm still really excited to get started on my challenges for next year. I wanted to go to the library today, but had no practical way to get there...so I guess I'll just wait until the year starts. I can start reading one of my new classics!
See you again soon!