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Saturday, August 14, 2010


Today on My Overstuffed Bookshelf, I have Misha from My Love Affair With Books! Let's sit back and take a peek at her bookshelves and get to know her a little bit better!

Hey Everyone!
Thanks a lot to Amy for giving me a chance to show off my books! I am a new blogger and my blog is called "My Love Affair With Books." Why this name? Because I have always preferred the company of books more , to humans! When I saw the previous "Show Me The Shelves " posts, I almost felt like backtracking! Everyone's bookshelves were so organized and pretty! I was scared....
I love , live and breathe books, I devour them like I am starving....BUT I am VERY disorganized !
I don't keep all my books on shelves but in closets because there are too many of them and I want them all in my bedroom (Yes, I am paranoid!).
My first book was that of fairy tales , which I was gifted when I was just 6 years old.I still have it , though my sister tried to make mincemeat out of it , when I was 3.

The only book shelf I have is in my sister's room.

The fascinating thing about my book closets is that it seems like a cave at times. Behind every stack of books, there are more and so on. If you stick your hands inside, you will discover more and more books. lol

I keep the books I like the most in the front and as you move behind , you will find the books I don't like so much ...(weird organizing style , I know)
I am a compulsive book hoarder, I can't stop buying books. It is like an addiction! My TBR would soon start to resemble the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Choosing just 3 books just rips apart my heart because I can think of atleast 30 favorites! But if I have to choose 3 favorites , they would be-
1. The Likeness by Tana French
Tana French's writing is haunting. Her books always stay with you , long after you have read them. The Likeness is not only a brilliant suspense/mystery , but  is haunting too.Despite it being a huge book, I wished it had 500 pages more!

2. Birth Of Venus by Sarah Dunant
I have always loved reading about art , especially Italian artists. Birth Of Venus has the one of the best writing I have ever read. The description of the setting is so vivid and sensual. I could almost feel, taste , see and smell everything that was described.The prose is so lyrical , that I can read it again and again and again.

3. The Blind Assassin by Margaret Atwood
Margaret Atwood  is a genius- which is apparent from the number of times she has been nominated for and won the Booker prize. I think Blind Assassin is her best novel till date. Atwood's novels have a unique quality to it , which not many authors can replicate. Blind Assassin is a literary fiction mixed with science fiction. Its beautiful, haunting and very original.

Thanks for having me here, Amy!

*** Don't feel bad, Misha! I am a book hoarder too! I can't stop buying them. I must have a TBR pile of over 500!  I have 7 large bookcases with 6 shelves on each! They are stuffed!****

If you would like to have your shelves featured on the blog, just send me an email at
djsfoxylady (at) gmail (dot) com



Blogger misha1989 said...

Thank you so much Amy!

August 14, 2010 at 10:36 PM  
Blogger aLmYbNeNr said...

tHIS is an awesome feature! We all could certainly use some more shelf space!

August 14, 2010 at 11:32 PM  
Blogger Candace said...

Love the shelves! Even if they are stuffed in closets they are still so purty...

August 15, 2010 at 10:05 AM  

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