Books for the Bibliophile – Old Skool

Today on the Kickin’ it Old Skool Blog-a-Thon, we’re encouraged to talk about books.

I’ve done this once or twice already. Earlier in the Blog-a-Thon we were asked to find the first line of the third book on our top bookshelf. This was a problem for me because I have so many bookshelves.

A few months ago, I wrote a post about just how many books my husband and I have, and the dangers of letting bibliophiles get married.

Today, I got the prompt while I was sitting in my office. Yeah, it’s a bit of a bookshelf wonderland in here too.

You see, I can’t imagine life without books. I love books. Fiction is great! Picture books are the bomb!

Books are a complete necessity in the sciences. In my office are my old textbooks (to which I still refer), and a whole slew of technical books to help me with my research.

This shelf has many of my old textbooks, as well as a whole bunch related to paleontology, my specialty:

The view from my desk. I also have toys, photos, and one or two antique cameras.
The view from my desk. I also have toys, photos, and one or two antique cameras.

These are the shelves behind my desk. These are mostly geology-related, though there is still a fair amount of paleontology to be seen. I use these books for teaching:

I always kind of hope these shelves never collapse. It wouldn't be home without stuffed animals and my 'brain loading' sign.
I always kind of hope these shelves never collapse. It wouldn’t be home without stuffed animals and my ‘brain loading’ sign.

Libraries aren’t dead. This row of books is where I keep all my library books, so I can find them when the overdue notice his my inbox:

Library books with a Smilodon skull and a punch-a-saurus, too.
Library books with a Smilodon skull and a punch-a-saurus, too.

That’s just some of my books. I’m no doubt a bibliophile. I love books! (I’m also a bit of a slob, I’ve noticed after taking these pictures. I need to clean my office!)

How about you?

7 Comments

  1. Steph says:

    Heehee love the brain loading sign!

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  2. Laura Smith says:

    Love all the books! I recently whittled down my collection, but I still can’t part with quite a few. I try to use the library for my reading now, but if I really love something, I just have to buy it!

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  3. TinkNL says:

    I’m definitely a bibliophile! I married a non-reader though, who reluctantly puts up with my books. He doesn’t understand, but knows it’s part of who I am and he even made me a book wall (pics on my post today).

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  4. Janet says:

    Love the bookshelves! I have several of them myself. Love the brain loading!

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  5. John says:

    I love the pictures of all of your books. My office isn’t too far off from that either and most of them are personal books, although quite a few related to my profession as well (finance / management). My wife likes books, but not quite with the same degree of enthusiasm as I. Enjoyed your post!

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  6. Patricia says:

    I love book also, but most of my are in a storage building, cause of the small apartment we moved in to. 😦 But one day my office will look just like that, but with fantasy book.

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  7. Oh the beauty of seeing full bookshelves – it makes my heart happy!

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