Part three! We’ve left the studio and have entered the living room!
My gray shelves have been with me since college. There’s nothing special about them– I think we bought them at Walmart or someplace like that, but my Dad reinforced them and made them incredibly sturdy. I keep painting them whenever my overall home decor changes. Right now, they’re gray, but they’ve been green or blue before.
The top shelf includes some of my favorite historical fiction, which includes mystery series set in the Victorian era.
I don’t know why Station Eleven is shelved with historical fiction. I also don’t know why the mystery series are shelved out of order. Derp.
- The Half-Drowned King (The Half-Drowned King #1) by Linnea Hartsuyker
- The Sea Queen (The Half-Drowned King #2) by Linnea Hartsuyker
- The Golden Wolf (The Half-Drowned King#3) by Linnea Hartsuyker
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent (purchased at Mál og Menning in Reykjavik, Iceland)
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
- Wolf Hall (Thomas Cromwell trilogy #1) by Hilary Mantel
- Bring up the Bodies (Thomas Cromwell trilogy #2) by Hilary Mantel
- The Mirror and the Light (Thomas Cromwell trilogy #3) by Hilary Mantel
- A Perilous Undertaking (Veronica Speedwell #2) by Deanna Raybourn
- A Curious Beginning(Veronica Speedwell #1) by Deanna Raybourn
- A Treacherous Curse (Veronica Speedwell #3) by Deanna Raybourn
- Some Danger Involved (Barker and Llewellyn #1) by Will Thomas
- The Limehouse Text (Barker and Llewellyn #3) by Will Thomas
- The Black Hand (Barker and Llewellyn #5) by Will Thomas
- The Hellfire Conspiracy (Barker and Llewellyn #4) by Will Thomas
- Anatomy of Evil (Barker and Llewellyn #7) by Will Thomas
- Fatal Enquiry (Barker and Llewellyn #6) by Will Thomas
- Hell Bay (Barker and Llewellyn #8) by Will Thomas
- Old Scores (Barker and Llewellyn #9) by Will Thomas
- Blood is Blood (Barker and Llewellyn #10) by Will Thomas
The bottom shelf! Sorry about the shadow. My apartment is shadowy.
The first two from the left are the art history textbooks from my first year of college. I’m not getting rid of them because A) they are super useful when I need to refer back to some bit of art history, and B) my professor helped write them. Her name is right there on the spine (Mamiya). Once again, I did not read the dictionaries.
- Gardners’s Art Through the Ages, Eleventh Edition vol. 1 by Kleiner, Mamiya, and Tansey
- Gardners’s Art Through the Ages, Eleventh Edition vol. 2 by Kleiner, Mamiya, and Tansey
- Brian Froud’s World of Faerie by Brian Froud
- The Tale of Genji by Murasaki Shikibu, illustrations by Yoshitaka Amano
- Faeries by Alan Lee and Brian Froud
- The Art of Michael Whelan by Michael Whelan
- Good Faeries Bad Faeries by Brian Froud
- Steampunk: An Illustrated History by Brian J. Robb
- Rejected Princesses: Tales of History’s Boldest Heroines, Hellions, & Heretics by Jason Porath
- Steampunk Emporium: Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios by Jema “Emilly Ladybird” Hewitt
- Drawings of the Masters: French Drawings from the 15th Century Through Géricault with text by Jean Vallery-Radot
- Atlas Obscura: An Explorer’s Guide to the World’s Hidden Wonders by Joshua Foer, Dylan Thuras, and Ella Morton (unread)
- Portraits: Talking with Artists at the Met, the Modern, the Louvre and Elsewhere by Michael Kimmelman (unread)
- What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions by Randall Munroe
- The Tale of the Shining Princess adapted by Sally Fisher from a translation from the Japanese by Donald Keene
- The View from the Cheap Seats by Neil Gaiman
- Dreyer’s English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style by Benjamin Dreyer
- Webster’s New World College Dictionary, Fourth Edition
- Langenscheidt’s New Concise German Dictionary
So there’s the first bookcase in the living room. There are two more in here- my photography books, a stack of antiques, and the Tolkien bookcase. Then we’ll see the main, 5-shelf bookcase with my classics and science fiction and fantasy.