So I thought I would start off this bookshelf tour by showing you some of the stuff (junk) on my shelves. I have a little bit of it. I also enjoy collecting book ends (yes I know that’s weird), I hate most of the fancy ornaments normally sold as bookends so I’m pretty much constantly on the lookout for things I can use to stop my books from falling over.
I love these mugs, they are huge and almost a bit impractical for drinking tea out of (not something you will hear me say often). However they are quite heavy so they work pretty well as bookends, they are also a good place for storing little odds and ends.
I also quite like using jars as bookends. The large one doubles as my TBR jar (though I haven’t used it in a while). The other is used to store the paper cranes I got at my cousin’s wedding.
These are possibly my favourite bookends and I’ve had them for years. So way way back when The Lord of the Rings was first being released on DVD you could get fancy collectors editions with the deleted scenes and a fancy bookend. There was also a website where you could go and buy the matching bookend. I never bought the matching ones which is something I’ve come to regret now. I was also never able to get one of the Argonaths which came with the Fellowship collectors box set. Very annoying.
This is the nerd shrine. We have a couple of wands (though they don’t work), a chocolate frog, a ticket for the Hogwarts Express and Bilbo’s sign from the start of the Fellowship. I love that thing.
So it really annoys me that even though Lego have been making LOTR and Avengers sets, you can’t actually buy the minifigures on their own. However they do sell the minifigures on keyrings which is pretty cool. I’ve sort of gotten into the habit of buying a keyring every time I go into the Lego store. Which doesn’t happen often for that exact reason.
I nearly forgot about Frank. He looks after my jewellery.