In the Bookcase


Sharing Our Bookshelves {February 2011}

Today starts a brand new month. Today also begins something new for you. I've been wanting to introduce this for a while now, and I am quite excited to finally launch it. Hope you all will enjoy the ride with me!

"Sharing Our Bookshelves" is a new way for us book readers and aspiring writers to get to know each other a little better, to find new friends, and to discover book-ish blogs that are already out there, waiting to be found.

Who enjoys being able to share with other people about books, by writing reviews?

How many books have you read in the last month? (or week?)

Do you like sharing about your current story, novel, or poem that you're writing?

Please do feel free to raise your hand, or say 'Aye!' to any of these questions.

For those reasons (and more) I want to introduce "Sharing Our Bookshelves". So that we can browse each other's bookshelves... and find out more about each other!

So how does this work? It is so simple, but I hope we'll learn a lot through it. Every month, there will be a new post on "In the Bookcase" with a fresh linky sign-up in it. I want to encourage anyone who has posted on their blogs about anything book-related to come join the linky list and connect your blog post. Myself and many of my blog readers would love to see what other people are posting about.

No matter what day you write up a book-related blog post, there should always be a linky here waiting for you to joing, since a new one begins every month and stretches to the last day of the month (and then a new one will start the next day). You're welcome to leave multiple links to your blog posts throughout the course of a month as well. What do you need to join?--Any blog post about what you think that other book readers and aspiring writers would be interested in (this could be a post you already planned out, or something along the lines of the questions mentioned above. If you have any questions, just drop me a line.

I'm sure that we all will enjoy coming over to the list of blogs and be able to "browse" through everyone else's "bookshelves"...

A link back to my blog (from your post) is always appreciated. Blog buttons are also available for the taking.

Click here to get the code for one of the buttons.

...{Final instructions are below}...
I am looking forward to seeing what you link up!


  1. I am writing a novel, can I link up with that?

    Great idea!!

  2. Ooh, Tarissa, this is so neat! I will totally be writing a post [or two!] to share on here. :-D This is really a great idea. And, go figure, I recently took pictures of my books and bookshelves. ;-)

    I am glad you like the Favourite Finds Friday button. Of course, you can use it if you want, I had just made it for fun. :-) And yes, The Great Escape is a wonderful movie...especially if you are a history geek like I am, haha.

    ~Hannah Grace

  3. Neato girl! :D This is soo much fun! Love this idea! :D I actually started challenging myself to read at least 2 books a month, after which I want to blog about what I've been reading. :) So this will encourage me to actually "write" the posts when I'm done the reading. ;) :D

    And of course I'll help spread the word by putting this in my Friday Link-Up...because it's so neat! :D

    Blessing and Hugs!

  4. What a neat idea! I'm really looking forward to seeing these posts that people will be writing and sharing. I may be able to contribute once and a while.

    And thank you for the comment you left on my blog! I really think you would like The Great Escape, it is a fascinating and amazing story. You'll have to tell me how you like it if you ever get around to seeing it. =)

    Have a great day!

  5. Very cool idea! I'll be sure to add some posts to the linky! Can't wait to see where this goes!

  6. I love this idea, Tarissa! Could I link up one of my Book Love posts here?:)

  7. I linked up!

    Mine is the Key to D'lair link..

  8. What a great idea! I'm so glad I happened upon your blog via I'm looking forward to perusing some of your posts!

  9. What a wonderful idea! I love this! Go Tarissa! Thank you for this!


  10. This is a great idea, Tarissa! I love it! Thanks for offering such great writing advice. :) Your blog is wonderful!


  11. Thank you so much, Tarissa, for letting me leave links to my book reviews here and for leaving a comment on my blog. You're very sweet! Hope you'll come back and visit my blog again sometime :).

    Have a blessed weekend in the Lord.

  12. I am leaving my links. I sell older books in my etsy shop and I LOVE to read. And I can write up a blog post on what I am reading at the moment.