Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Library Unveiled (1)

Don't know what is in your library?
Want to share your books with others?
Curious to know what is in other libraries?

I am quite sure that I am not the only mad person who has spent time strolling through another's virtual library or digging through my own looking for the next beloved book to dive into or add to my wondrously long wishlist.

The Mad Scientist is also quite sure that with being surrounded by many many bound books that I am in no need of desiring more on a continuous scale that borders obsession.  Of course, I really do not mean that...

There are books on my shelves older then a few parasols, that have gone unread, books that I go to for comfort, and books that I have plain out forgot even existed.  What a wonderful idea abounded my brain the other idea!  What if others had shelves like these?  What if others wanted to share not only the books received that week (which is all well and good) but also the books that brought them joy for years!

What is on Your Shelf?  will allow you to share your personal library, bound or virtual, with the Mad Scientist and other bloggers.

Every Thursday stop by and share 5 books & perhaps a snippet of your thoughts or link to a review.


Die For Me by Amy Plum is an ARC that I am currently reading.  Indeed this book has been enjoyable.  The horrid thing about ARC's and actually liking the book is that you have to wait even longer for the next book in the series to make its appearance!  

The Mad Scientist was lucky enough to win this ARC at the Dark Days of Supernatural Tour in Naperville, IL.  The authors were just amazing to chat with & currently I am excited about the tour coming so close to home this summer when Amy Plum will be there along with some other authors!

Stone Garden by Molly Moynahan is a book that I acquired from a friend.  The Mad Scientist has no clue what this book is about or even what she thought of it.  Hmmm.... anyone else recommend this one to me?

The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory was just wonderful.  A fellow GoodReads friend pushed me to read this one and I am so happy that I did.  It is now on my favorite Historical to re-read pile.  Yes, there is a pile and in this post you get to see two of them :)

Just to make sure that I am clear, I'm not a fan of movie tie in covers but for the low low price of two dollars at Goodwill I could not pass this book up... twice.  I'm not sure how I managed to buy two copies ;)

Sightseeing is a book that I picked up at the Freer Gallery in Washington, DC.  The Mad Scientist was in need of a culture pick me up since I have not visited Thailand in too long of a time.  This book held several short stories that were just too much fun to read.

Helen of Troy by Margaret George was historical tale that was spun in such away that had me loving every minute of the book.  I was pleasantly shocked and hooked even more by being told of Helen's story from her own point of view.  

I have enjoyed Margaret's writing so much that I felt ever so inclined to read some of her other novels, although I warn you that her books are quite lengthy in size.  This coming Tuesday I will be visiting Margaret at her book signing and release for Elisabeth I, which I am very much overjoyed about!  I've been in love with her books for years!!!!!!

Well, my lovelies!
There are my first 5 books that can be found in my library!

What is on your shelf?

*Book Titles are Linked to GoodReads for Your Convince*


  1. Great idea! Thanks for sharing your books! :)

  2. I'm about to post mine, Have you considering linking up everyone's books? I believe this is free <---

    I'll be back when I've posted!

  3. Here you go! I'm off to buy more books now.

    My Shelf

  4. I've just finished "Madame Tussaud" so it is on the closest shelf to my couch right now ;) I even wrote a review!

  5. Hehehe it's funny how looking through your shelves you find all sorts of hidden treasures. I have doubles as well and some books that I have NO idea why I got them because they are FAR outside the genre I normally read. I guess something at the moment moved me.

    This is such a cool meme and I've posted mine. Here it is at The Bookish Snob Enjoy your day!

  6. Loved The Other Boleyn Girl!

    Here is my library post this week!

  7. I love reading about helen of troy. isn't that book huge?? I feel like i've seen it before, but knew i didn't have the patience :)

  8. I loved The Other Boleyn girl! I loved that entire series by Philippa Gregory. It was fantastic!

  9. Thanks for the fun meme!! New follower, too.
    Here's mine.

  10. Fun idea! Only now I will be adding even more books to my wish list!!


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