Translate

Friday, May 29, 2009

Photohunters: Books

The photohunters theme this week is book(s). I took the easy route and photographed some of the books in my house.I have book shelves on either side of the fire place in my den/office. I also have book shelves over my computer table/desk in that same room.Still in the den/office, the book shelves below are over my day bed where I can lie down to proof work. One of the perks from my employer letting me work from home is that I can do some work lying down.Beside the door out to my deck I have bookshelves with more books.Moving into my living room, I have book on, under and beside the little desk.
I also have a few old books I stuck in with the china in my living room cabinet.
I also have bookshelves in the bedrooms in my house but they are even messier than the mess I've already showed you. I do have a tiny bit of pride so I'll skip the messiest of the shelves although they are all messy as you can see. For more photohunters take on the book theme, please visit the home of the Photohunt on Saturday.

56 comments:

the donG said...

that's messy for you but still they all are in place. hmmm... still a nice place.

Napaboaniya.Elaine Ling said...

I'm embarrassed to even snap the book shelves in my house!! :P
Your is considered tidy already!! LOL

prinsesamusang said...

you sure have a lot of books there carver. good thing rodents don't eat them LOL

CRIZ LAI said...

Wow!! You sure have a lot there. Could you believe that I still have my childhood nursery books stored in my book cabinet?? LOL! :P

http://crizcats.blogspot.com/

Leslie said...

Next to my cats - my books are my very favorite things. :)

http://lesliesmyers.blogspot.com/2009/05/photohunt-books-blurb-books.html

Randi said...

I love your post Carver - I have books everywhere too, but I "try" to keep them in the library...*smile*.

Expat Traveler said...

Oh you've got so many... WE don't have room for any in our place right now... But that brings curiousity to my eyes! Happy hunting.. :)

Daryl said...

Oh, Carver, you win. We have more shelves of DVDs (used to be video tapes) than we do books tho we do have alot of books .. mostly in the bedroom on the shelves Husband built me .. its one either side of the bed w/a bridge of shelves above the bed ..

Vita Stunder said...

Great post Carver!
You have a lot of books ;)

So have I!
What would we be without them?

Mine is up too!
Have a great weekend :)

Anna

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Oh Impressive...You Have Got Such A Big Collection Of Books...Great

Sue said...

That is a lot of books! Reminds me our our house :)

jmb said...

Oh Carver, this looks like my place too. I did show them once before on my blog so went with a different idea today.

YOu can't be too thin or rich or have too many books.

Happy weekend.

EastCoastLife said...

I have such similar mess in my house. Books are found in every room and available shelf. :)

Ayie said...

You love to read don't you? I was drawn to your brick wall...what a beautiful spanish wall! Oh yeah, nice book collection! =)

Annie said...

Excellent! And I believe that book shelves are meant to be messy! Yours look better than mine (I need to do some spring cleaning this weekend!).

Great post and have a nice weekend.

ancient one said...

I never see mess when I'm looking at books... love that you have so many on display... I have too many... but I love Books! Perfect Post for the theme!!

Photo Cache said...

I'm not confident enough to share my bookshelves photo out in blogosphere :)

I took a cop out with this week's theme.

jams o donnell said...

Ah there's mothing like seeing well loved books filling all available spaces! Have a great weekend

Liz said...

Now that's what I call a proper home! I love looking at the books people have on their bookshelves.

Pat said...

WOW - that is certainly a lot of books!!

Happy Weekend.

Colin Campbell said...

Lots of books in your house. Most of ours on display belong to the kids.

Willa said...

wow! that's a lots of books!!!

Dee said...

I, for one, love seeing all those books. I've got several shelves of books here and there, too, at home. Several times more in my office. Love it!

Pretty Life Online said...

Perfect catch, nice one for the theme... The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it... Mine's up hope you can drop by. Have a great weekend!

keeyit said...

Wah.. you love to read ar? There are quite a number of books at your house.

Bengbeng said...

Seeing is believing. Carvr, you have so many books. I can't imagine you have read so many books in your lifetime. Must be an enriching experience. I talk not in terms of career but as part and parcel of personal development. I don't read sorry to say

RJ Flamingo said...

My husband has floor-to-ceiling bookshelves in his "office" and there are numerous smaller bookshelves all over the house, so I know what you mean!

My ”Books” entry is up and cooking... Hope you can stop by!

PowersTwinB said...

But I BET you can have someone name a title, and you know exactly where it is! I dont think I know a single person who has such a collection as you do! My hunt is up, not nearly as cool as your shots...

YTSL said...

Wow, Carver, you look like you have a lot of books -- and well read ones at that! :)

Dr.John said...

Well I guess you are well read.

lissa said...

wow! what a collection. That's a lot of books and some looks like it might be a couple of years old

thanks for your visit

julie said...

So many book0s you got! :) I like that spot near the brick wall :)

luna miranda said...

i love the mess when its books.:D you have a great collection, and so lucky you can work lying down!

gengen said...

They are not messy but they are intact and in place. Happy weekend. Mine is ready.

stan said...

i have them in most of my rooms too!

Corey~living and loving said...

gotta love books. :) I think it is really hard keeping book shelves looking non cluttery.

have great weekend.

witsandnuts said...

Oh wow, that's lots of books! And that's tidy enough for me. =)

Aileni said...

A familiar sight. I s that an original En. Brit. ? If so, lucky you, we have the new one but I really liked the old edition.

Upcountrysmiles said...

Aloha from Maui!!
Hehehe...I used to have a lot of books back when I attended college and my bookshelves were very neat. My books I found at BORDERS.
Come by & visit!
Happy photo hunting,
Cindy O

Heart of Rachel said...

You have a nice collection of books. I also have books in different parts of the house. My 5-yr old boy has his own cabinet where he stores his books but I often see some of his books lying around.

Mirage said...

I love the corner bookshelf on the first photo! The bricks add a classic appeal.

EmmaDog said...

Dear CarverFriend,
You do have many books! We have many books, but they are still in boxes. This is just as well as I once got into quite a bit of trouble for chewing one up...I was quite young at the time and did not know that books are for reading. I sometimes think that my sister, AbbeyDog would not be so worrisome if she could read. It doesn't really bother me that I cannot read because I write so well. I also have other hobbies such as Tennis Ball Hunting and Sleeping. I do some of my best composing and thinking during a period of Sleep called Snore, so I slumber as much as possible.
I am glad that you have such a nice book collection. My Kim sometimes reads word collections to UsDogz that she says are poems. We like the way they sound and pay attention briefly. After all, we only have simple Dog cognitive abilties. (She always reads as that her profession is something called Literacy Teacher.) She purchased a new book of poems last week at the Storybook Shoppe that opened up in our little Village Market area. The shop owner let us come in and gave us Treats! Ah, Glorious...crunchy goodness with a soft center. That is another habit, er hobby of mine...Eating. I also do Beg really well, but I digress. Our Kim purchased a book of poetry by Bill Martin, Jr. and Micheal Sampson. We used to walk sometimes with Mr. Sampson and his dog Caddie when we lived in Condo at St. Petersburg. Caddie received quite a bit of fame from the book he wrote about her called CADDIE THE GOLF DOG. We liked her because she never growled at us and was not not snobbish despite being a Famous Dog.
We were glad to find the book of poetry and tell the owner about Caddie...she is going to get the book and asked us to see if Mr. Sampson would come and do something called autograph them.
I am not familiar with that term so I will ask my Kim to consult another book that I have heard about called Dictionary.
So much to learn...and I remain
A VERY GOOD DOG.
Love, EmmaDog

PS There is a new kind of book called Kindle that stores pages electronically. My People said 'Harumph!' WIth the demise beginning of newspapers and now this gadget...what is to become of the printed word as we know it? Well, I am after all a Dog and will have to practice some deep Snore to ponder that one!

JC said...

That is quite a collection... you'll always have somewhere to go if you ever are bored ;-)

Sandy said...

Wow, love the books...

Mine's up, too
http://sandyben.blogspot.com/

Teena in Toronto said...

I just have a small condo so don't have the luxury of having the room for lots of bookcases. I would if I could :)

I played too :)

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello dear Carver!
So nice to see so many books !I love reading too!
Glad to see you like Fine arts, I saw a Monet there! Wonderful!
God bless you
Cezar

Sherry said...

You're a bookaholic. It takes one to know one, and I'm one, too. Great photos.

My books are here: http://blondesherry.blogspot.com/2009/05/photohunt-books.html

Sherry at EX Marks the Spot

Mariposa said...

Messy?! Hello...that's way in order than mine. LOL

I'm a fan of Monet...so I spot that. ;)

Hope your weekend is great...love your collection!

Mariposa's PhotoHunt

Stev&Emz said...

wow books everywhere! great collection

Jenn Jilks said...

Now, here is a kindred spirit. I left a large bookshelf like that, back in our last house. We inherited my mom and dad's place with little in the way of storage.

I have donated a ton of books.

I honour your book shelves!!!!

NitWit1 said...

I'd say you have more than a few books! My bookshelves are a tad unorganized, too.

My Post:
http://cowardscorner-nitwit1.blogspot.com

srp said...

Kindle will never get rid of all books. It may open the world of literature to places where it is hard to keep books from deteriorating or where it is hard to deliver books. There is still nothing like opening that first page and feeling the smooth paper...nothing like it. Mine is up here.

Anneke (Mudhooks) said...

I have a habit of looking at peoples' books in photos or in movies to see if I recognize something I have read. Not mass-markets, generally. Spotted one in yours...."White Oleander"

Dora said...

SO many books! I only have some...

Isolated Existence. said...

Wow, you have lots of books!

Happy weekend! ;-)

girasoli said...

Great collection of books! I wish I had space for more bookshelves.