Jun 6, 2014

League Post - Shelf Expression

I've been away from the League of Extraordinary Bloggers for a bit and am happy to be back this week! The topic is pretty straightforward this week...

Shelf Expression. Take a picture of your shelves, featuring a few of your favorite things.

The "correct" term for this is Shelfie. Yup, it's a thing!
Here are a couple Shelfies for ya

Bookshelf Pulp & SciFi

This is the SciFi/Pulp/TV tie-in shelf. The Star Wars books on the left are maybe 10% of all the Star Wars reference books I own. I just can't get enough info beyond the movies. But now that that whole Expanded Universe has been tossed out, do I still need these? There's also the multi-color trades of the original Marvel Star Wars series from the 70s/80s. Fun!

In the middle-ish are a few pulp reproduction books including The Shadow, Domino Lady, Doc Savage, Captain Future and an Eerie Stories. I absolutely love these because they reproduce the entire pulp as it was printed, including the illustrations and even the ads!

There's also the only physical Doctor Who novel I own: Forever Autumn which takes place on Halloween. And as you can see, there's a variety of Doctor Who things on the shelf too.

Bookshelf Spooky

And here is the spooky shelf! Starting on the left is my growing Gris Grimly collection. I highly recommend his Nursery Rhyme books if you've never read them! Although looking at Amazon, it looks like a lot of his older books aren't available. That's sad.

Next to those are a mixed lot of monster lore/field guide books. I've always wanted to have something like a Watcher's library filled with books dealing with all things occult and how to fight monsters. But lately those kind of books have been cranked out like nobody's business and there are too many to choose from.

Most of the right half is Halloween-eriffic! October Dreams is a great 650+ page anthology that will put your in a festive mood. I also suggest checking out I Luv Halloween if you like twisted comics. The book on the top (Stars, Spells, Secrets, and Sorcery) is one of my most cherished books. I got it at a book fair when I was in middle school (early 80s) and it was the first "magic" book I bought. Of course this was also around the time of the D&D/Satanism scare, which I also got into then (D&D, not Satanism).

What's on other League Members' Shelves?
Revenge of the Toy Box has the kind of storage space I dream about.
While Goodwill Geek has the more crowded shelves I'm used to.
You want monsters? Head over to Monsterfink's place!

And you can see the rest at Cool and Collected!


  1. I see you and I have some very similar taste in books! I was giddy to see 4 or 5 of the same monster grimoires I have on my own shelf at home! (Hey... grimoires get me giddy.)

    1. When Borders went out of business, the Humor section got drastic mark downs quickly and I scored a hefty pile for $20. I guess they didn't know where else to put some of the monster books. I ended up using half of them as contest prizes the first October the blog was up.
      I still have a few like the US Army Werewolf Sniper Manual, which I thought was one of the more original ones. Everything you need to know to snipe werewolves...

  2. Wonderful shelf you have there Dex. : )

    1. Thanks, John! There are plenty more where those came from lol

  3. I am craving some books that I see. Being down here it is ALL in Spanish...

  4. I didn't know Shelfies were a thing! That's fun. Your spooky shelf looks similar to my bookshelf. :) "October Dreams" is on my shelf, as is the Halloween book to the right of it. There are some neat vintage pictures in that one! Besides those, my shelf is pretty heavy on the spooky story collections. Maybe I should take a Shelfie some time.

    1. Oh yes! You absolutely should, Justine. I'd like to see what it looks like

  5. Replies
    1. I got hooked with 4 on PBS when I was very young but then ignored everything until 8+. Something in my kid brain didn't like the fact that 4 was replaced.

  6. That mummy is cracking me up but I'm not sure if it's supposed to. Is he staring at a magnifying lens over his lap??? :D Awesome collection!

    1. No, it's a hematite ring! lol
      It's a cool little keepsake box. When you pull his legs forward to open the box, his head and arms come up like you've awakened him.



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