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Book Storage: What do you do with all your books??
After seeing a lot of pics and book hauls from my blogging friends over the past few years, I can honestly say that I am NOT the book hoarder that I once thought I was. Sure I have a lot of books... but not even close to as many as most of you guys. I do use the library a lot, so that helps. I also read a lot on my Nook.
The thing I want to fix in my life is good storage. I want to have a place for ALL my books to be together. I mean I just feel like my books belong in a place together and they won't be at peace until I fix this.
Here is what I've got going on right now:
(and yeah the bottom shelf is 2 books deep)
And a lot of other small piles scattered around like these:
Plus I have boxes of Fear Street, Sweet Valley High, and Judy Blume-types of books in my garage attic.
I wish I had some big shelves in a room, I just have to figure out which room I can put something like that in. My house is kind of big, but it is wierdly set up so that there's hardly any room for furniture that goes against a wall.
I would love something like this:
The problem with having more storage space is that I will feel the need to fill it up!! But yesterday I did just donate like 8-12 books to a library, so I'm sort of managing my stash :)
Check out Emily's post HERE. She's not telling specific numbers... no fair!!! :)
So what's going on with your book collection?? Are you out of control... or like me and just have a slight problem? Do you have your books all organized and happy... or do you have a mess? What's your ideal book storage solution?