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Shelfie: Canadian Writer Newlywed

Got a Kindle and gave away loads of books to save space in small apartment — then moved and got these bookshelves.
Anyone want to buy a Kindle?

~Emily Saso~

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Shelfie: Key West Writer


I have stacks of books here and there, but this is the closest thing to a book shelf in my house. It’s actually two cheap DIY closet organizers from Key West Kmart. They’re temporary. Just until I get a string of book deals.

Over the years, my kids have knocked out some of the bookshelf’s faux backing and peeled away pieces of the laminate from the front. Actually, I think some of that just fell off because sometimes you get what you pay for. About two years ago I stopped trying to fill in all the exposed particle board with a brown Sharpie because it looked equally ridiculous and because Sharpies are expensive.

On top are several out-of-control plants that will not die. And a nativity scene that my daughter loves and sets up every year. It’s old. As old as me. I added the bobble head Quitter Pope Benedict to the scene because I think I’m funny and because I’m passive-aggressive.

The dollar store glass crucifix is from my grandma. She probably gave it to me because she loved me and because she wanted to bring me back to Jesus. I like it because it reminds me of my grandma.

Some of the books on the shelf are great. Some are terrible. Everybody throws shit in there. I only dust it if I have a head’s up that my mother-in-law is coming over.

I like books a lot. So very much. But they’re not my whole life. Sometimes writers lie about that.

R.L. Saunders


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Shelfie: An Editor Decorates


When your bookshelves are the main decorative feature in your dining room, they better look nice! Also a great way to immediately turn the conversation toward books when new people come over 🙂

~Anna Klenke, editor~


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