My books have been packed in boxes for quite a while now and I've lost count of the number I have given to charity or friends over the years. This has purely been because of lack of space in the house.
I have always wanted a bookcase,we had a small one for the children's books when they were young but I've never had one for mine, until now.
One of the advantages when children fly the nest is a spare room. I have waited long enough and I'm now sure that my daughter is settled and will not be returning with her worldly goods. Time for a reading room.
The bookcase covers the whole wall in our spare room and I was itching to set all the books out but my granddaughter came to stay and I had to wait a while, but finally...
|Now where do I start?|
|A small pile for charity|
And after I had sorted them...
|Can you tell I used to work in a library?|
If you're a reader like me then you'll be curious as to what other people have on their bookshelves,so here's a closer look..
|Some of the hardback section.|
|Display section and some cookery and diet books at the bottom|
I still have a few more cupboards to clear out and I'm sure I'll find more books there.
Then I remembered my virtual bookcase on my kindle, if I were to have all those books on real shelves I would need another bookcase.
Here's a peek...
And these are just a few. At the moment I'm reading Touched By The Light by Linn B Halton and I've just finished reading her book, The Restaurant @The Mill which was a good read.
As I look at the books on my shelves I have read, there are quite a few I'd love to take down and read again but with all the new ones still waiting it's a real dilemma, maybe once a month I should take an old one down and re read it.
The only books that are not read or loved are the diet books I buy with the good intention of loosing weight. I look through them for a few days then my willpower flies out the window and they go back on the shelf.
I must add the some of the books on the shelves are hubbys from quite a few years ago when he went through a reading phase, these days he prefers to listen to music and read the odd book.
So thank you to hubby for buying the bookcase, carrying all the wood upstairs and building it up for me, you have made me a happy lady, now when am I getting my comfy chair?