This is what it usually looks like. I promise.As for the books…it’s a sickness. An addiction. As my friend Bill B. said, it’s “a gentle madness,” after a book by that title.Because, you see, several of the shelves you see in this photo are double stacked–two rows of books, one in front of the other. In the family room–two more bookshelves packed full. In each of the kids room and mine, one bookshelf each–full. The basement–seven more. Some of the basement bookshelves are small, but they’re full. And because they’re all full, I have about five boxes on storage shelves filled with books, too. Oh, and right next to my desk here, across the room from the shelves in the photo, another shelf with reference and writing books–almost full.I shouldn’t be admitting this.
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Where do you keep the Chokotoff?!
It’s in those hat boxes, isn’t it?
Maybe not ALL the shelves are double-stacked?
I will find it, oh yes, I will…
Karen Hossink says
If you don’t mind, I’m going to send my husband over here and encourage him to not be so uptight about our too-full bookshelf. (Yes, that is book SHELF – singular!) Do you have a card catalog in there somewhere???
Steve: boy, don’t I wish my hat boxes were filled to the brim (the brim, yep, I thought that up myself) with Chokotoff! But that stuff doesn’t last long around here. So you can imagine my delirious glee upon discovering this: http://yhst-84404158564241.stores.yahoo.net/co-309-s1.html
You *have* found it, oh yes, you have….
Karen: If it would help, I’ll go around the house and e-mail photos. 🙂 It’s my belief that a girl ought to have at least *one* too-full bookshelf in her house if she wants one.
A friend did some remodeling and ended up with more shelves than she knew how to fill. She asked me in all seriousness, “Do you know where I could go to get ahold of a bunch of books? I have some shelves I need to fill.” I think I responded first with “Hahahahahahahaha!” because I thought it was a joke, her asking *me* about where to get cheap books. But she was serious. Then I looked at her incredulously and for clarification asked, “You have shelves you need to fill? Empty shelves?” And then I finally told her my secret, the source of my storage woes: the library book sale. The big one at the downtown library.
That looks heavenly, Ann!!! I am awaiting your book list.