I am a self-proclaimed book hoarder. I hoard books like it’s going out of style. This habit would be cheaper if I get books from publishers but because I’m a commitment-phobe reader, I tend to limit my ARC requests.
I’ve always been asked just how much books I’ve accumulated in the last little while. And what better way to give you a perspective than showing you my bookshelves?
I actually have four of them: three in my house and one in the cabin. This one is in my basement.
I have plans of surrounding my office with shelves and I’m happy to say, I’m almost there. These shelves consist of read books and unread books. There’s no specific organizational method. I just shelve them where I can find space. One of these days, I’d like to be able to organize them alphabetically by author’s name. Maybe when I don’t work for a living anymore or my kids have all grown up and moved out of the house.
That’s going to be a while.
You’ll notice that I use these shelves a lot:
It’s because they’re just the perfect height for me. Unlike the bookshelves I have in our living room wherein I have to use an ottoman to shelve books or to get books:
These shelves are my read books. They also house my favourites and series that I’ve read. One of these days, these shelves will literally turn into a wall of books. I planned on shelving all my favourite reads here until there’s not an inch of room left. Heck, maybe I’ll even move that TV off and fill the space with books. Same goes with that fireplace. 🙂
This is my TBR shelves in my bedroom. I have TBRs everywhere but these ones are the ones that I want to read asap. I know. It’s hardly a manageable pile but no regrets, no apologies. It’s my passion and one of my joys.
So that’s all the libraries of books I have at home and at the cabin. I haven’t stopped and I don’t think I ever will. Being surrounded by books is the second best thing in the world (first one – being surrounded by loved ones).