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Red House Books is going through a bit of a update!

I've always had a pretty clear vision of what I wanted this space to be but I've been detoured from my path by...lots and lost of other people's opinions and ways of doing things...

I'm committed to this little chunk of the interweb but I've also branched out into other places so! Now it's time to think of Red House Books as more of a hub of all things me! And Me is a hell of a lot of book love!

Stay tuned!


Monday, January 24, 2011

Show me your shelves?

Did you know I love books? 

HA! Ok - that was as trick question. How about -- did you know I love bookshelves? Specifically those filled with books? (hehe)

Did you know I want to see your shelves?

Been thinking of this for a while. I realised that I do almost nothing to facilitate discussion here on my blog. I love other bloggers discussion posts! I love reading other's take on the same topic. I even comment (*gasp* - I do comment...but not nearly as much as I would like...)

But anyway! 

Here is what I'm thinking - every week (or so) I'll showcase a readers bookshelves - or bookcases, or piles on the floor. Then we can all ooo and ahh and revel in our fellow book lovers' collections. A visual way for all of us to share a little bit more of our book love with each other. Anyone can participate, whether you have a blog or not.

Did I mention I love looking at other people's bookshelves? (Seriously, if you invite me to your house..I'll wonder around...can't promise I won't touch either... ;)

Anyone interested? (please?!)

If so (pretty please?!) you can either comment below with your email address or email directly at WilowRaven[at]yahoo[dot]com. 

I'm in the process of reorganizing my massive book collection so even if no one wants to participate you'll still be getting a peak into what's on my shelves.

I know you wanna show me ;)


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  2. I'm down for sharing my shelves :)

    Here's my email, bacarleton(at)gmail(dot)com, just let me know when you want me!

  3. I love looking at other people's bookshelves. If I am visiting a friend's home for the first time, I immediately go check out what they read. It's a great way get to know about someone. I would love to participate in this. Possibly a before and after since my bookshelves - all 4 of them are a hot holy mess! I am embarrassed and right now I have a huge ladder in front of one of them because we needed to climb in the attic. No joke. Too much info? Maybe, but I just wanted to let you know who you may be working with. :)

    You can email me at
    actinupwb at gmail.com

    *This is a repost of a previous comment - I cannot believe I spelled ladder wrong. It's late, forgive me :)

  4. I'm game! In fact, I'm uploading photos from my camera as we speak!

  5. I'd love to participate. You can e-mail me at smartin_90 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com.


  6. I love this idea. I love looking at people's bookshelves it always amazes me. When your able to see the ones in the backgrounds of Vlogs it's cool. I would love to participate. I have books just about everywhere right now since I'm living in two places (kind of) My poor mom has to deal with books on her floor, and in her closets. No bookshelves at her place :)


  7. This sounds like so much fun! I have books everywhere, including on many bookshelves!

    My e-mail is sonshinemusic (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Sounds like great fun! Count me in!

    <3 Patricia @ Patricia's Particularity


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