Shelfie Time!

Thanks to lovely Bookiemoji & My Friends are Fiction I'm taking part in the Shelfie hop!

First thing you should know is that I didn't become such a hoarder until AFTER I started blogging back in March 2014. Before then I was a huge library-borrower and iPad-ereader. Now my need to consume and buy and obtain books has gotten much worse... I like to buy books I know I'd want to keep, yet I also love to donate books to charities and libraries or friends when I finish.

I cultivate my shelves pretty often, so these are the books I just HAD to keep. Plus I left out the 50 books in my room (mostly ARCs, some finished copies).

I put my favorite books among others on our walk-in closet in the basement. I'm still working on installing more shelves, but this is what I have on there so far!

This is my ARC shelf. I don't keep 95% of my ARCs. As I said before it's usually donated, but sometimes if an ARC has a special meaning or value to me I'll keep it.

And then there are some huge stacks of books unorganized on the floor of the closet and in my room! Probably another 100, but they're all over the place and would take forever to photograph xD 

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Rachel is a teenaged unapologetic fangirl and perfectionist.

She loves reading for the escape it gives from reality and enjoys crying over books, swooning over characters, and laughing out loud over funny lines. She is a semi-recovering Netflix addict and a middle child of three.

You can find her on Twitter @yaperfectionist & Goodreads.

32 comments:

  1. I love that you put them in a walk in closet! I tend to keep way more arcs than I should. I have so much trouble parting with books! Thank you so so much for sharing pics and participating!!

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  2. Ooh walk-in closet?!!! People dream of having that for clothes lol. But a walk-in closet for books!! That would be a dream come true!!! :D

    My shelves are a bit disorganized and mixed up but I usually like to put them by height and genre.

    ~Karina @ A Reader Under The Sea

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  3. haha I used to be the opposite I use to buy so much books which usually lead to me being broke, but now since I volunteer at my local library I can return books pretty much every week and get more books too! xD & I wished I had shelves for all my beautiful books! But I do not, and I do have to say its really generous of ya to donate those arcs! ;)

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  4. It's so good of you to share the love and not keep many of your ARCs! I get so few of them, that I usually tend to hoard them!
    And putting your books in a walk in closet is a brilliant idea!

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway! I would choose City of Glass or The Red Queen. You have a lot of books. ;)

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  6. The Red Queen most definitely. :)

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  7. It's amazing what you are doing, I wouldn't want to let them go!! hahahahh

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  8. An Ember in the Ashes, I've heard it's great!

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  9. I think a hardback copy of The Assassin's Blade is calling my name :)
    Your shelves are beautiful! I love the way you arranged them, I might have to keep it in mind for a future apartment shelf!

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  10. **drools over books** Rachel, this giveaway is way too generous. I can't believe you can bear to part with any of your precious books! I'm still fawning over all of the titles I can see.

    Julia Anne @ Peach Print

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  11. On my phone I can't really tell what books you're showing but I do recognize I'll Meet You There.
    I also have piles of books in my room waiting on a shelf lol

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  12. Your shelves are so nice and neat. We appear to have read many of the same books =)
    I think I would like Lola or Isla if I won

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  13. I enjoy the various stacking in shelves. :) I'm buying brand new shelves in March and I literally can't wait! I want to read Rites of Passage so bad!!

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  14. I think I would choose The Winner's Curse or The Wrath and the Dawn!

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  15. A walk in closet?! I'm jealous. I wish I had a whole wall of bookshelves. I love all your books and shelves. Thank you so much for wanting to share some. I would absolutely love The Wrath and the Dawn.

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  16. I love that you put them in a walk in closet. I think I saw a couple others that did that? Anyways the books and shelves are beautiful! I cannot wait until I get mine done after the wedding!

    Thanks for the giveaway and if I won I would choose either: Snow Like Ashes, An Ember in the Ashes, City of Savages, or The Heart of Betrayal :)

    xo

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  17. Ha, I feel like every time any reader becomes a blogger, their library just explodes. I used to have just one shelf, and it was enough to store everything. Now? I need more.

    I love the idea of putting books in a walk-in closet. If I had no need for my closet, I would make it into a bookshelf. :D

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  18. That's amazing to have a walk-in closet for books! I would like to win The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson since it was top notch lovely.

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  19. I would love An Ember in The Ashes! Wish I had double ARCs.. *heart eyes*

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  20. Wish I had a walk in closet filled with books!

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  21. Great collection! I need a walk in closet to hold all my books. If only I had the space. XD

    Dreams @ Once Upon A Dream Books

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  22. Love that they're in a walk-in closet haha I might have to do that when I run out of space! I see some pretty good titles that I've been dying to read on your shelves esp Maggie Stiefvater's books! ;D

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  23. Your bookshelves are lovely! I'd probably pick An Ember in The Ashes :) Thank you for the giveaway

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  24. I might pick a thousand pieces of you! :)

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  25. Your shelves are so cleanly organized! It's weird because I expected you to have a Beauty and the Beast-ish library type thing. I didn't know you donated! I did too, until my librarian went on leave and the new one scares me. Now I give to non-profit charity organizations and such (:

    I'd really like a copy of Trial By Fire by Josephine Angelini!

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  26. I think it is really epic that you have books coming in and going all the time. Donating is such a good idea! And of course, keeping a few favourites to yourself is always a lovely thing to do as well <3 Hope you enjoy all those ARCs there waiting for you to read them!

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  27. I would like to win The Young Elites by Marie Lu! And I love your book shelf! Lovely taste in books! haha thank you for this amazing chance! :)

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  28. Your shelves are great! :)
    Rites of Passage or I don't know :D
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

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  29. I would love to have a walk in closet for some of my books! There are quite a few books I really want to read on your shelves but I might pick Red Queen if I won.

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  30. SAME. I was never a hoarder until I entered this community! You have two arcs of Red Queen? Nice ;)

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