A’s Bookshelf: Bangalore, India

Bookshelf #27:
11 years old
Bangalore, India

Here are some of my daughter’s treasures that I would like to share. Pardon the relative disarray: I haven’t got around to making bookshelves yet. These are housed in wardrobes that were cleansed of any clothes and other inconsequential stuff. The first photo is books at hand that A. has earmarked as ‘to be read over the next few weeks’. Note the Bill Bryson book at the far right in the upper row:  A Really Short History of Nearly Everything. The second photo is of  books A. has read. The third photo is the other half of the shelf shown in photo 2. Harry Potter books, Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons series are behind these as is our collection of picture books by the Indian publishers. The thin red and white books obscured by the issue of Tell Me Why are our collection of the Amelia Bedelia books.

Submitted by: Sandhya, blogging  at  Saffron Tree and My Handful of the Sky!

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7 Responses to “A’s Bookshelf: Bangalore, India”

  1. Marjorie Says:

    I love the removal of everything inconsequential to make way for books – couldn’t agree more :-) Bill Bryson’s book is on my to-be-read pile too!

  2. sandhya Says:

    Thanks, Marjorie! It’s quite obvious where our loyalties lie, isn’t it? :)

  3. Cathy Ostlere Says:

    I think this “shelf” would make a beautiful piece-quilt for a small child! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Corinne Says:

    Cathy – I agree!

  5. sandhya Says:

    Hi, Cathy/ Corrine. Would love to know what a piece-quilt is, and how these shelves have provided inspiration for it. Please share.

  6. Cathy Ostlere Says:

    Hi Sandhya,

    A piece quilt is exactly as it sounds – a blanket made from strips of fabric. When I looked at your photo I imagined each book as a single strip of fabric; stitched together they would look like a crowded book shelf! Here is a site that gives instructions on how to make one: http://www.lubirdbaby.com/2011/04/easy-strip-quilt-tutorial.html