Books are fun, aren’t they?
Yes, Kate, they are. Duh.
I have a lot of books. Not nearly as many as most of my friends; space restrictions mean I have to be selective about which ones I keep, and I get rid of anything I don’t love and/or want to keep around to re-read or lend out. Still, it’s been a long time since I had enough shelf space in my house for even half of my collection.
A few nights ago, I got sick of it. I went downstairs, unloaded everything from a shelf in the playroom (it wasn’t much, most of it was already on the floor), and hauled that sucker upstairs. There wasn’t technically space for it in the living room, but I didn’t need to open those desk drawers, anyway.
I went to my room, apologized profusely to the books that have been stacked beside my dresser since we moved here last June, gathered up my library books, and got the shelf set up.
That stack on the middle shelf and everything to the right of it are all TBR, mostly things I’ve grabbed when I saw them at Value Village or the used book store. I also have a few in progress or TBR on the Kobo.*
You’d think that would be enough, but noooooo. No, I had to go and remember that I still had Chapters/Indigo gift certificates left from Mother’s Day, and I ordered four more books. All fiction, all Fantasy or Dystopian, all but one YA. Read what you write, right?
I’m especially excited about Shadow and Bone, which sounds right up my alley. Adenture + romance + magic? Yup, that’s me!
And yes, all four are real, paper-and-ink, taking-up-space-on-my-shelf books. I really appreciate the prices and portability of e-books, I do. And I’m learning to enjoy reading them. But if someone gives me FREE MONEY for books? Yes, I’ll pay more plus shipping for the real deal.
Even if it means buying more shelves.
I ALSO have a few on the Kindle app on the computer, books I got from Amazon when they were cheap or free, and not available elsewhere. Thing is, I can’t sit and read fiction on the laptop. I can’t. So until I get a Kindle or an iPad, those books are going to go un-read. It makes me sad. 😦