OCD About Books? You Bet! #amwriting

Am I the only one who gets a tad OCD about her favorite books? I have now created my very own “Still Life with Crows” on the shelf directly over my monitor. Every time I look up, I’m reminded of how much I love the Pendergast books. And crows. And then I continue typing, much inspired. Silly? Possibly. But it makes me happy, and what’s better than being hard at work with a smile on your face?  

BTW, the two books on the right of this little tableau are Leigh Bardugo’s duology, Six of Crows & Crooked Kingdom, two huge favorites of mine, too. How could I resist adding those gorgeous crow covers to my little vignette? I couldn’t. And I highly recommend using your favorite books in creative ways around your work space, too. It really is inspirational. That’s my story, an’ I’m stickin’ to it! 😀

Have a great afternoon and an even greater weekend, folks! ❤

#Bookshelves, As Promised!

Here are a few clever and interesting bookcases for you to admire. Or copy.  🙂

Here’s a clever way to fit bookshelves into smaller rooms, or where wall space is limited.


Another idea for where wallspace might be limited…or already filled with other bookcases. (Where you find these honkin’ big stone steps, I haven’t a clue!)


How about something a tad more creative? Is this fun, or what?


The perfect bookshelf for those of us who REALLY like things lined up just so!


Bookshelves needn’t be expensive to be clever and fun.


How about a bookshelf with a view?


Or a bookshelf you can sit in?



And finally, a bookshelf that’s really NOT, but reminds you of your favorite books every time you head upstairs. If we were still in our two-story house, I would SO do this!


Hope you enjoyed today’s Bookish Images post! Tomorrow, bookish quotes I love.



Bookends & Another Bookish Thing

More Bookends for you Today.
Tomorrow, Book Shelves! 

Of course, this isn’t a bookend, but I couldn’t wait to share it with you! How marvelous!


The black, die-cut ones are so imaginative. I’m going to have to buy one of these, sooner or later.


Another one.  Apparently someone DID release the kraken!


And another mermaid. They’re quite popular as bookends. This one is really elegant.


More dragons, also very popular subject for bookends.


And finally, this gorgeous whale. Don’t you just love him?


Stay tuned tomorrow for some very creative and interesting bookshelves.


Bookends, Book Nooks & Other Bookish Images

Just can’t resist sharing a few more things with you today. Hope you enjoy them!

Sign outside of bookstore. Don’t know about you, but I’d buy books here! Lots of them!


When my red-haired (bee-YOO-tiful) daughter was in high school, everyone called her The Little Mermaid. I’ve been fond of mermaids ever since. These are gorgeous!


In keeping with the oceanic theme…RELEASE THE KRAKEN!


Who wouldn’t enjoy curling up with a good book in this little reading nook?


Unless you’d rather stretch out on this, instead?


And last (for now) how about some handpainted bricks as bookends, for you crafty folks? How clever are they?