Also, back during Christmas, Sophia was surprised to find the Ron Chernow Washington biography on my amazon wishlist, and she asked me if I was serious or if I was joking. Needless to say, I was not joking. Sophia, I now direct you to the remainder of this post.
I'm mostly into the Revolutionary and Critical periods of U.S. History and I sadly lose interest the closer we get to modern times. Go figure. :P
I did not have time to vlog, so instead, you will get pictures of my U.S. History art cube and my U.S. History shelf.
THE ART CUBE
It's an "American Independence" art cube, featuring paintings by John Trumbull. I bought this at Trinity Church in NY this past September when I was visiting Hamilton's memorial. That's also where I got this Hamilton key chain.
The cube unfolds like so:
You might recall a while back that I was reorganizing my bookshelf and clearing shelf space. Well, not long after that, I went to IKEA and bought two new shelves for my books. They aren't nearly enough, but they do look nice and gave me a place to put all my new YAs. More on the new shelves in the future.
|Old shelf on the right, new on the left. Also, Last Unicorn pillow made by my friend!|
For now, I'm just sharing my U.S. History shelf, which is actually quite small. On the other hand, it's not even a full shelf of history and it doesn't house all the history books I own either. I had limited shelf-space, so I had to pick and choose.
|Non-fiction / Reference / Mythology case|
|It turns into mythology at the end because that's the side next to Percy Jackson.|
Examples of books that aren't on the shelf because they're too big/fat.
The Illustrated Edition of David McCullough's 1776. Isn't it gorgeous?
This excellent Alexander Hamilton biography by Ron Chernow.
There you have it! I hope you all had a pleasant weekend! See you all Wednesday for another glimpse into my geekery and nerdiness. I finally took pics of my new shelves, so I have to share!
What's your favorite historical era or topic? OR What's your nerdy little secret?
P.S. Alz and I are totally hooked on pinterest right now. Come find me if you're on there! As usual, I'm kangaru.