August 15, 2010 show me the shelves 3

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!****

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