On the Bookshelf

Here’s a question for you. What’s on your bookshelf? I mean, besides the books? If you just have books, what kind are they? Or maybe you don’t even have books on your bookshelf? What do you think what’s on your bookshelf says about you?

I have a tall and a short bookshelf in my room. The tall one holds all my books plus other things: there are dragons on the very top, my skull collection the next shelf down, then continues with old family antiques, my favorite childhood toys, and angel statues. All in all, I’ve got quite the hodgepodge of items on my bookshelf. It makes me think of that quote by Einstein that goes along the lines of “a cluttered desk is a cluttered mind.” Well, if a cluttered desk is a cluttered mind then what’s a cluttered bookshelf? Is it another peek into the mind, a window into the personality, or just some shelves holding antiques and text?

My second bookshelf contains some of my favorite movies, cases for my video games, and most of my notebooks. So, perhaps my bookshelves show a window into my personality or interests. Makes me wonder about people who have more than one bookshelf in their room/house. All the readers out there who have shelves and shelves of books they’ve read and books they want to read. Now that is a mind hungry for more.

So, what are your thoughts? Are bookshelves just bookshelves or do you think there’s more meaning behind them? Feel free to comment your ponderings here or on my Facebook and Twitter pages. What’s the world think about what’s on our bookshelves?

Published by Nikki

I am an aspiring author with one novel written and ready for representation and many in the works.

4 thoughts on “On the Bookshelf

  1. My bookshelves have a lot of other things actually. Little clay animal decors, fancy nut shells that I found pretty and didn’t want to discard, gift wraps I hope to reuse someday, aloevera gel, fairy lights, leaves, dried tiny pine cone, miniature typewriter made from cardboard, miniature easel with a painting, wooden pens, plantable pens, random postcards. Yeah it’s a chaos but I like it that way! 🙈

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