What do your bookshelves look like?

I organize my shelves every week or so. Still, I end up looking through my books in an attempt to find something I need to look up, read, or show to a friend. Rather than straighten it out to make it look pretty, I decided to snap a photo of the books on (and off) my shelves in candid simplicity. I am not a photographer. Tonight, I get real.

As you see, my interests are varied. I have read or used them all, with one exception: The Canterbury Tales. Has anyone out there tried to read the original Canterbury Tales?

And I quote:

Whan that Aprille with his shoures sote

The droghte of Marche hath perced to the rote,

And bathed every veyne in swich licour,

Of which vertu engendred is the flour;

When Zephirus eek with his swete breath

Inspired hath in every holt and heeth

The tender cropped, and the younge sonne

Hath in the Ram his halfe course y-ronne,

And smale fowles maken melodye,


Prologue, The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chancer

Although I can read it and understand most of it when I read it aloud, the effort of interpretation makes it less enjoyable and I end up putting it down after a page or two. 😦  Someday, I swear to finish the prologue.

I am reading The Brothers Karamozov by Fyodor Dostoevsky at the moment.

My next books will include HP Lovecraft and a simple romance. Hey, I deserve a break at some point, don’t I?  😉