So I have been having a book sort out. I have so many now that reluctantly I have to think about releasing some of my precious books into the wild - before they swamp me.
What this also means, for me, is that you develop the Forever Shelf - those novels that will never ever leave your house, those books that you'd look to save above all others, those books that have very special meaning.
My Forever Shelf is not complete, by any means, as I do my sort out - but here is a picture of the nucleus of this shelf:
There is a range of genres represented, although fantasy does dominate. You can see my precious Sharon Penman novels - an historical novel without peer. Mr Sykes' first novel features, because it is a) a signed copy and b) presented such an inextricable link with my first couple of months of blogging. Same with the first Lex Trent novel by Alex Bell. Steven Erikson is well represented - after the indepth read of each book thanks to working on them for Tor, I could never relinquish them.
My question to you is: What would feature on your Forever Shelf? Do you have a picture of yours that you can show off?