(2) Tell us what books, or types of books, are on your genealogy bookshelf/ves in your home. Do you have a photo of them? Are there specific books that you use more than others?
(3) Tell us about it in your own blog post, in a comment to this blog post, or in a post on Facebook.
Well, I'm not only in the same boat as Randy, with too many books on too many shelves and impossible to gather in one photo, but I have lots more books not even on shelves — in boxes, in stacks on the floor, wherever I can fit them. That's partly because I still haven't finished unpacking after my move (yes, it was more than two years ago, but I have torn rotator cuffs in both shoulders, so moving boxes full of books is not an easy thing to do) but also because I still keep getting more books!
That said, I took a photo of several of the books currently closest to my desk. It's quite a random selection, as you will see.
Instead of laying them on a bed, I kind of organized them on the floor near my desk. The photo seems a little blurry to me, but I didn't feel up to arranging everything again, and so here we are.
Starting from the left and working across, we have:
• The California Register, 1954, Social Blue Book of California
• History of the Alpha Phi Fraternity, 1872–1902, Ruth Sanders Thomson
• Figures de la première génération: Les enfants du notaire Michel Roy et leur destin ("Important People of the First Generation: The Children of Notary Michel Roy and Their Lives"), Raymond Douville, in French
• Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford
• Mary Mattoon and Her Hero of the Revolution, Alice M. Walker
• The Library: A Guide to the LDS Family History Library, Johni Cerny and Wendy Elliott, editors
• Spirits of the Passage: The Translatlantic Slave Trade in the Seventeenth Century, Madeleine Burnside and Rosemarie Robotham
• The Lanphere Family Research Aid, Shirley (McElroy) Bucknum, compiler
• The Southern Magazine: Mississippi Edition, April–May 1934, Volume I, Number 2
• Family Tree Factbook, Diane Haddad and editors of Family Tree Magazine
• The Sea Captain's Wife: A True Story of Love, Race, & War in the Nineteenth Century, Martha Hodes
• Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Volume 1: Eastern States, William Dollarhide
• Census Substitutes & State Census Records, Volume 2: Western States, William Dollarhide
• These Hundred Years: A Chronicle of the Twentieth Century, as Recorded in the Pages of the Youngstown Vindicator
• Strange, Amazing, and Funny Events That Happened during the Revolutionary War, Jack Darrell Crowder
• The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society: New Perspectives on Civil War–Era Kentucky, Volume 110, Numbers 3 & 4, Summer/Autumn 2012
• Nothing Like It in the World: The Men Who Built the Transcontinental Railroad, 1863–1869, Stephen E. Ambrose
• Legacy Family Tree User's Guide, Millennia Corporation
• A Directory of Old Boys of Trinity College School, 1865–1960, The T.C.S. Association
• The Mississippi Valley Historical Review: A Journal of American History, Volume XLIII, Number 1, June 1956
• МАЛЫЙ АТЛАС МИРА ("Small Atlas of the World"), in Russian
It is rather an eclectic lot, I admit.