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?

The Professional Lesbian Reference Library
1. Anti-Gay Science // 2. Race/Racism, Black Herstory // 3. Lesbian Ethnography // 4. LGBT Visual Art // 5. LGBT Film/TV // 6. LGBT Culture By Location, LGBT Travel // 7. LGBT Culture & History // 8. Historical Lesbian Relationships // 9. Old Hollywood Lesbians & Bisexuals // 10. Journalism & Media Studi...

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Marie Lyn Bernard, aka Riese, is an award-winning writer, blogger, journalist, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in the midwest, lost her mind in New York City and is currently making it work in California. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image and The Hazards of Being Female," "Dirty Girls," and "The Best American Erotica of 2007," magazines including Nylon, Marie Claire, GO, Curve, Interlude, and CollegeBound, and all over the web including nerve.com, Jezebel, Queerty, Emily Books and OurChart (RIP). She was the recapper for The L Word Online and host of Showtime’s Lezberado and her personal blog has earned many dubious honors including Best Personal Blog 2008. Riese has spoken about blogging, community-building, feminism, cyberculture and sexuality at places like BlogHer, Yale, New York University, The University of Chicago and The Museum of Sex. A graduate of the University of Michigan, Interlochen Arts Academy and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell. Also, she's Jewish. Follow her smokin’ hot adventures on twitter. Contact: riese[at]autostraddle.com

Riese has written 2895 articles for us.