This week I learned of a new social media phenomenon. The “Shelfie” is to bibliophiles what the “selfie” is to Rich Kids of Instagram. So, without further adieu, welcome to Shelfie Saturday!
This is a shelf in my bedroom. I am not entirely certain why this collection of books ended up there. I must have meant to do research before bed and never actually ended up doing that.
Three books on the Celts, one of which (An Encyclopedia of Celtic Mythology) I am overjoyed to say I got for FREE when I worked at Chapters. One of the perks they used to have were “Dreampoints”. You got them for achieving sales goals and positive feedback from customers. Once you saved up a certain amount, you could get store credit and thus FREE BOOKS. Let me repeat that for those who may have missed it. FREE. BOOKS. From any section of the store. On any topic. I’ll give you a moment.
There is also a copy of “The Tree Enchantment”, which I did use for research purposes. You can also see one of my prized possessions. “Mists of Avalon” by MZ Bradley. If you haven’t read it, I highly recommend it. I have read it at least a half dozen times and remember being completely forlorn the first time I finished it. Yes. That good. So those two books make up for the fact that I haven’t really dug into the other three yet.
You will notice the spines are not cracked. That is because I consider it a crime against literature and no book of mine shall be subject to such abuse.