Tag: Shelf Evaluation

Shelf Evaluation: What Goes in the Suitcase

Shelf Evaluation: What Goes in the Suitcase

I’m moving on Friday. It’s horrible. As I’m sure anyone reading this will know, moving books is the worst part of it. My dream house has a library with wall-to-wall shelving, but I’m not moving into my dream house—just another apartment. At least this one has a dining room with enough space for a full […]

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Shelf Evaluation: Mystery Series Comfort Reading

Shelf Evaluation: Mystery Series Comfort Reading

Lynn: What does a youth book blogger read when she needs a break from beginner readers and teen angst? For me, it is often mysteries and, as you can tell by the battered copies in my Shelf Evaluation photo, old mysteries! Yes, I admit it, this picture reveals some of my most closely held secret […]

Shelf Evaluation: Menacing Miniatures

Shelf Evaluation: Menacing Miniatures

While I was sick this weekend, I read Adam Nevill’s The House of Small Shadows, a super creepy horror novel set in the former residence of a long-dead, malevolent puppeteer and taxidermist—and Dan Kraus’ favorite recent book about haunted houses. What a joy it was to read a novel of Victorian taxidermy! Ever since I […]

Shelf Evaluation: How to Do Everything

Shelf Evaluation: How to Do Everything

I’ll bet a lot of Booklist staffers curate peculiar collections as they sift and sort through the incoming mail. I’ve always been a sucker for how-to books—but not just any how-to books. You can keep your How to Make Beaded Jewelry and your How to Code C++, thank you very much. I’m only interested in books whose titles […]

Shelf Evaluation: Judging Books by Their Covers

Shelf Evaluation: Judging Books by Their Covers

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! “Oh, my pounding heart, the jackets, it made my scrotum tingle just […]

Shelf Evaluation: Read This and Back Away Slowly

Shelf Evaluation: Read This and Back Away Slowly

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I sorta did this already in a series of posts I wrote about my […]

Shelf Evaluation: Donna Seaman
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Shelf Evaluation: Donna Seaman

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I’m not proud of the state of my bookshelves, but I will […]

Shelf Evaluation: Don’t Judge a Reader by Her Shelves
By December 15, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Evaluation: Don’t Judge a Reader by Her Shelves

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! I think librarians fall into one of two camps: those who have […]

Shelf Evaluation: Do I Drink Too Much?
By December 1, 2015 0 Comments Read More →

Shelf Evaluation: Do I Drink Too Much?

In this new feature, we’re asking Booklisters to give themselves a “shelf evaluation.” The rules are simple: pick any shelf in your home library, take a picture of it as is (no alphabetizing, no dusting), and then . . . explain your shelf! Of the umpteen shelves in my home, I could have chosen to […]