Hello world!

So. Here I am. Doing what I’ve been threatening to do for years. Starting a blog.

Because the world needs another blog, right? Especially another blog about books — not nearly enough of those, am I right again?

Why Bookshelf Fantasies? Because I have been fantasizing about owning the bookshelves of my dreams for longer than I can say, and perhaps, just perhaps, it’ll happen in the near future. My house is filled to bursting with piles, bags, heaps, mountains, stacks of books. I buy them when I feel the impulse, when I stumble across a used copy of something I’ve always wanted, when a new book comes out that I just can’t wait to read… and they accumulate and accumulate, without end.

In my dreams, I have built-in, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling shelves, and I spend countless hours arranging my books, changing my methodology to suit my latest inspiration. In reality? Still in bags and piles. And they keep coming.

The purpose of Bookshelf Fantasies is two-fold:

1) To chronicle my never-ending struggle to create order out of chaos. In other words, let’s get those damned shelves finally!

2) To chat about what I’m reading, what I’m excited about reading, and all topics book-related in general.

So, join me! Let me know what you’re reading and what’s up next.

As for me:

I’m about 200 pages into Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness (sequel to A Discovery of Witches). A bit of a slow start, but now I’m hooked. I’ll be back with more to say once I’ve finished.

Up next: Talulla Rising by Glen Duncan.

Witches, vampires, and werewolves! It’s gonna be a good week.

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