Friday, 24 October 2014

You can't have too many bookcases

This week's principal celebration is the purchase of yet another bookcase, which we have installed in an alcove in our front room in a space that has appeared since Joe and his drumkit moved out. We bought it from the British Heart Foundation furniture shop in town, which is always our first port of call for household stuff. It's amazing what bargains there are to be had, although you can tell some of the stuff is house-clearance, which probably means someone died, which is sad.

We've moved some reference books and non-fiction titles into this new bookcase, which has created room elsewhere for a bit of a sort-out. We spent a happy afternoon rearranging, moving books to a new shelf and then back again, creating a pile of books for the charity shop and then reclaiming them, and deciding what goes where. His Lordshop is as avid a reader as I am, but does not have an editor's brain. For instance, if you have a book that has been signed by the author, do you put it with other books by the same person or with other signed copies? If you have an anthology of Doctor Who short stories, do you put it with other short story collections, with TV books or somewhere else? Discussions were held.

Eventually everything was stored, but during the process we discovered several books we'd forgotten we'd bought and hadn't yet read. This means we have both added to the teetering heaps on our bedside table.

Next job: sort out the CDs.

Have a good weekend, folks.

'Celebrate the small things' is a bloghop instigated by VikLit on her blog Scribblings of an Aspiring Author and co-hosted by Diana Wilder, LG Keltner @ Writing Off the Edge, Cyborg Mom (Katie) and CaffeMaggieato @ mscoffeehouse. Details are here

17 comments:

  1. OMG you must be so organized. Jealous that I'm still piling up books wherever I can, usually on the floor.

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    1. When I was little I wanted to be a librarian. I guess I've never grown out of it.

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  2. Hahahha - great story with His Lordship! Congratulations - you never can enough bookcases! You made my day!!

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    1. Welcome, Dixie. Glad I made you smile.

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  3. I totally agree...you can never have too many bookcases :) The only signed book I have is a Rachel Ray cookbook. This I keep in my pantry and use all the time. And I probably would have put the Doctor Who stuff with the tv stuff...or if you have a corner assigned to awesomeness...that would work too :D
    ~Katie

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    2. I got overruled. The Doctor Who collection is with other short story books. We also have a book signed by Tom Baker, but 'someone' has put that with other signed books

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  4. That teetering pile continues to grow near my beside!

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  5. Definitely agree that you cannot have too many bookcases! My heap of TBR is also growing lol. Have a great weekend!

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  6. You should see my bookcase, it's literally overflowing with books. I need to buy a second one!

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  7. Delicious to have 'new' books to read. You can enjoy that 'not owned by me before' book smell and the thrill of opening it. Now I have to go adjust MY bookshelves. (Hint re CD's: buy some extra CD cases. Mine, at least, have a habit of cracking...)

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    1. Thanks for the tip, Diana. I wonder if I shall be allowed to file our music alphabetically by artist!

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  8. CLee, Caffe and Laura, I raise a glass to your teetering heaps. Thanks for stopping by.

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  9. I just shove them all on the shelves willy nilly - Sorry Julia!

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    1. No! (But nice to see 'willynilly' getting an outing!)

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  10. It's true that you can never have too many bookcases! Especially since it's also true that you can never have too many books!

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