Literary Mardi Gras: Show Us Your Shelves!

13 Jun

You’ve heard a similar “request” yelled during Mardi Gras in New Orleans, right?


Please don’t respond with THOSE kinds of photos. This is a PG-rated blog.

Instead, Nick (Call of the Siren) and I want to see the books on your shelves. We want to take a dip into your psyche and expose your literary soul to the world. Call it a “Reader’s Rorschach.”

Image: Wikipedia Commons

Now post away and leave a message on Nick’s or my blog so we can drop by and wander at our leisure among your titles. And just to prove that Nick and I are not just voyeurs, we’ll be posting photos of our own shelves this weekend.

Thanks for indulging our curiosity! Who knows, maybe we’ll throw you a necklace or two. 


20 Responses to “Literary Mardi Gras: Show Us Your Shelves!”

  1. mskatykins June 14, 2013 at 10:31 am #

    Ooh, I don’t know if this is a lazy response, but it’s the most logical way I can think to do it. I recently posted pics of one of my new book shelves. It is the Penguin case. I just decided that would be my theme. Here is al ink to it. Hope you like what you see. These titles probably aren’t reflective of my overall taste. I like so mnay different things. 🙂

    • Jilanne Hoffmann June 14, 2013 at 10:45 am #

      Thank you for sharing your link, Kate. This is not lazy. You are being efficient. :o)

  2. FictionFan June 14, 2013 at 11:44 am #

    Well, I’ve just spent an hour searching for my camera and the only conclusion I can come to is that I’ve put it in a ‘safe place’ and then forgotten where that is. This means…..I have finally become my mother!! I’m now going to go lie in a darkened room for a while…

    Should my senility recede at some point, I will post pics. 🙂

    • Jilanne Hoffmann June 14, 2013 at 12:09 pm #

      Oh no! I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve done that type of thing. I hope you find it. I’m dying to take a look at your library! :o) Just call me nosy…

  3. Jilanne Hoffmann June 14, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    Stay tuned. Dogpatch Writers Collective will be posting photos of their shelves this weekend.

  4. Jilanne Hoffmann June 14, 2013 at 12:29 pm #

    The Guardian has interesting info on browsing the books of famous dead writers:

  5. Laurel Leigh June 15, 2013 at 11:33 am #

    Too fun, Jill! At my age I feel a lot more confident about showing my bookshelves than the alternative, although it’s only 11:33 in the morning.

  6. tchistorygal June 15, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    This is one of my favorites for this year so far for depth and easy reading at the same time. I’ve read quite a few good books, though! 🙂

  7. Letizia June 21, 2013 at 7:21 am #

    What a fun idea! I’m traveling a lot lately so got behind in my blog reading so missed this post. Will try to post something when I get back to my normal routine!

    • Jilanne Hoffmann June 21, 2013 at 10:25 am #

      Thanks so much. I’ll put my curiosity on hold until then. 🙂

  8. rossmurray1 July 9, 2013 at 7:38 am #

    It ain’t pretty.

    • Jilanne Hoffmann July 9, 2013 at 8:56 pm #

      L-O-V-E I-T !!!!

      I’m away at Squaw Valley Writers Workshop right now, so I have NO time to do anything except write this short note. Will take a closer look at your bookshelves when I return. Thank you for playing!!


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