A Little Re-Organization Never Hurt Anybody

So the hubs and I have a small library. We have carefully cultivated our collection over the years and to be honest, we have neglected the bookshelves. Because we keep the books organized by authors, some of the books were starting to pile up, as there was no more room for new books.

I mean, there was a little room. But it wasn’t with the original authors!

I may have a thing.

This particular picture was taken after I had cleaned off this shelve to put the books downstairs. I wasn’t hauling all those books back upstairs. Clearly, I am a genius.

My project supervisor was sleeping on the job…until I went to take this photo. And then of course she wakes up.

The good news is this project only took a few hours. The bad news is I now know all the books I am missing from some series.

I want the pretties.

One has to have a shelf dedicated to Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series.

I can’t get the magazines to stand upright, so on their sides they go!

I still think there is some work to do. But I keep buying books, and my husband just informed me he has a bunch of books on the way soon, so its an ongoing struggle for us. As it is with any book lover.

it would help if I read them when I got them. Instead I am constantly reading old books. Because old books bring life!

Decorating The Front Room With Books

So if you haven’t noticed, I love books.

Big shocker, I know.

And one of the things I usually do with books is decorate with them. We’ve been in this house for two years and, thus far, the front room has no books! This must be fixed!

See! No books! Lots of empty spaces for books though. And I have a collection of my mom’s old books from when she was a youngling. Of course, they were all upstairs in the library so I had to drag them all downstairs. Multiple trips.

That was fun.

As you can see the books added some much needed brightness and color to the dark cubbie shelving things.

And yes, most of my plants are still doing well! Despite my best efforts, one of them gave up the ghost. One of them is trying to make up its mind as to whether or not it is going to go bye bye. I’m still striving to keep them going.

But that’s it. That’s how I decorate with books (and plants).