I am currently reading several books, one of which is The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon. It was given to me by a friend. I am just a few chapters in and it hasn't yet managed to reel me in its world but it's been interesting so far so I read on and get to know these comic-obsessed cousins in Brooklyn during the mid-20th century.
We live in a small apartment so most of our books are in storage. We only kept the ones that we couldn't live without and books we regularly reread or use a references.
Over time, we accumulated more new books. We started with 1 Gorilla rack and now we have 4 bookshelves of varying sizes.
Our shelves aren't really that organized. The second biggest shelf is the most organized one—with designated rows for science fiction, graphic novels and comics, and religion and philosophy.
The second biggest shelf is the most organized one—with designated rows for science fiction, graphic novels and comics, and religion and philosophy.
I have some signed books in our modest library—mostly from authors I've been fortunate to meet during Fully Booked signing events.
What do I love most about reading?
I've been reading most of my life and what I know is I really like words. I like how they sound; I like their rhythm and cadence; and most of all, I like how, when words are strung together, new worlds are created, a new way of understanding things is now within reach. Books have a way of opening up the world to a reader, even her own internal world she couldn't yet find the language and the framework to understand.
And that's it from Ilia's shelves! There are still more shelf tours to come. Share your own at Bookworm Corner at Fully Booked.