Our Hobbies Our Shelves: Riese’s Library Is Organized Like An Actual Library Sometimes

When you find yourself accumulating too many books, a good way to rationalize this is to declare yourself a collector of books. Then you can get as many books as you want without feeling like you have a psychological problem. (I mean, I do have psychological problems but they're unrelated to amassing books.) (I think.)

This series was inspired by your interest in earning a closer look at my work library after I posted a picture of my shelves in my "Day in the Life" story from or June Member Drive. In fact, a spreadsheet was requested specifically. So guess what I made you a spreadsheet!!!

So let's get to it, shall we?

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 3177 articles for us.