Friday, June 4, 2010

3 Bookworms with 4 Bookshelves

Shern he loves reading. Or at least, he loves the books I read to him. At the moment, he is loving 'Goodnight Moon', 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar', 'Where's Spot?', 'The Wheels On The Bus', 'The Little Engine That Could' and many others. He is indeed a little bookworm in our home.

And although he is only almost a year old, he has a small 3-tier bookshelf for his books. Some of the books belong to me. Me & my sis used to read them when we were young. Shern is currently only reading the 2nd-tier books. The rest are still much too difficult for him.

Shern's Bookshelf

Needless to say, his mum (me!) is a bookworm too. I've read hundreds and hundreds of books, or maybe I should say even a thousand.

I've read almost all of Enid Blyton's books when I was young - and that is almost 500 of them I think. All the Faraway Tree series, the school series; St. Claire's, Naughtiest Girl in the School, Malory Towers, and the Mysteries such as Find Find Outers & Dog, Famous Five, Secret Seven, and even those short stories such as 5 o'clock Tales, The Strange Umbrella, etc. Oohh...I used to love Enid Blyton.

And as I grew older, I started to read romance and teenage books such as Sweet Valley series, Sweet Dreams. Now I am reading thrillers and general fiction - Sidney Sheldon, Danielle Steel, Colleen McCullough, Jeffrey Archer and even Harry Potter.
I don't quite fancy non-fiction, only a few such as Malcom Gladwell's Blink, Dale Carnegie's How to Win Friends and Influence People. And are Mitch Albom's books non-fiction? I love those.

So I have this 4-tier medium-sized bookshelf in the room dedicated for my books alone. It is getting pretty cramped though - it looks like I can go for bookshelf hunting the next time I go to Ikea.

My Bookshelf

And the biggest bookworm of all is hubby.
It is really ironic because he is someone who doesn't read AT ALL when he was young. He has not heard of Enid Blyton or Hardy Boys or Christopher Pike when he was young. And all of a sudden, he reads so much he scares me sometimes.

And the only place he wants to be when we go to Gurney Plaza is to bookstores - MPH & Popular. It drives me mad at times.
I mean, I get the right to pout when he brought along Annual Reports to our honeymoon, right?

But he only reads non-fiction. Mainly investment related books. I think ALL are investment-related books except for some motivation and sales books here and there.

And he gets 2 bookshelves. 2 BIG bookshelves.
One is the 6-tier Billy bookshelves which stands tall in his study room.

Hubby's Billy Bookshelf

The other one is the built-in wall-to-wall bookshelf on the other side of his study room. is that big - wall-to-wall from top to bottom.

Hubby's wall-to-wall bookshelf

But I guess it's fair, coz hubby pays for everything. He pays for ALL the bookshelves, and ALL of the books! So I guess that's the reason he gets 2 BIG bookshelves for himself! *jealous*


chiaoju said...

wooo books! well, good that u got yiu-shern to read at a young age. =)

and... yay! Enid Blyton!!

tanshuyin said...

chiaoju...he seems to love it. especially flip-flap books or other interesting kinda books.

Julia said...

oh dear, sweet valley twins and high.. remember the slam book thingy?

tanshuyin said...

julia..yeayea...the column category thingy/

everyone in my school was having slam book fever during that time!

ndru said...

come my room and i will show u my book shelf. haha.

tanshuyin said...

ndru...long time i nv go ur hse dee. even longer since i last saw ur mum. have to go soon...

Peter Lim said...
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Peter Lim said...

I still got about 60 investment books in my office, and probably another 20 books in circulation among friends, families, associates. hehehe...

Dare not think of the amount i spend on books. But i think the return is more than what i spent on it. hahaha... try to "convince" my wife that it's ok for me to spend money.

tanshuyin said...

wah....60books in ur office? i didnt know that!