My Bookshelf

I was looking at my bookshelf today with my children’s books on it and I was delighted to see that the books were so well-loved!  I can safely say that there is not one book that I have bought as an adult that is so well-read and falling apart at the seams!  Either I don’t read enough as an adult or maybe I’m just reading the wrong things!!?

This is by no means all of my books but shows that they vary in age, style and subject matter.  I have passed a lot of books on to others including my nephews – more from them another time!  What’s on your bookshelf?  Let me know in a comment below or share a picture!

Various titles on my bookshelf

Various titles on my bookshelf

Enid Blyton books on my bookshelf

Enid Blyton books on my bookshelf

 

“A bookshelf is as particular to its owner as are his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by the foot.”

[Baffled at a Bookcase (London Review of Books, Vol. 33 No. 15, 28 July 2011)]”
Alan Bennett

2 thoughts on “My Bookshelf

  1. I love Enid Blyton. I have the Enchanted wood and the Folk of the Faraway tree on my shelf. I still pick them up and read them just to recapture how I felt when I first read them. They are magical, yet safe.
    I have a lot of Agatha Christie books on my shelf. She was one of the first grown up authors I read and I loved the way she wrote about human nature. I also like the oldey worldey setting and the very ‘English’ style of them. She was half american so I think she found the stuffy English class system rather ridiculous and worthy of gentle satire.

    • I love all of those – I’m a big fan of Agatha Christie and other fictional detectives (Maigret by Simenon for example). Have you read any Daphne du Maurier? I love her psychology and looking at human nature. Thank you for your comments – I hope you enjoy reading the blog in future.

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