I had to take a picture of something on my wall for sale and one of my romance keeper shelves was nearby so I took a quick photo. Click to enlarge. As most of you know, I am not a big rereader so most of my books are stored in boxes. Yes, Mary Balogh with her big ass backlist gets one section to herself. 🙂 The shelf is three books deep so there are about 2-3 authors in all the other sections. I am really embarrassed about the condition of Forbidden by JoBev, cheaply taped up and dirty from handling like that. *blush* I really need to put out and buy a fresh copy but I am one of those people who dont replace a book unless it has fallen apart into pieces.
I dont know if you can tell that one of the Howards is charred? The last time I moved, I accidentally started a fire on my first day moving in. 😮 I had so many boxes of books that I had to start stacking them on the countertop next to the stove. I then went to another room. Suddenly, I hear an insistent noise and I have no idea what it is so I investigate. It was the fire alarm. I had no idea it would sound like an alarm clock. I get to the kitchen and see two boxes on fire on my stovetop! Luckily I was able to put it out with a few buckets of water. The Howard was one of the few books I was able to retrieve from that mess. The two boxes were mostly full of series romances by JAK and Lass Small.
In one of the kitchen cabinets, I keep some of my swap books and TBR stuff. There are about 250 books in there.