Angel's back for this week's Stuff We Like. She really didn't want to follow last week's Dead Pool post, but we insisted.
Angel Martinez back again - and yeah, stop it, I'm posting about bookshelves. Look, I have a lot of physical books. Being a lifelong bibliophile who had several decades of book love prior to easily accessible ebooks means a lot of books. On top of that, books are my friends. I'm not one of those people who simply gets rid of books (THE HORROR!) No, I hang onto them, whether I'm going to re-read them or not. Books from childhood, books from college, books I've purchased and ones (several manies) that people have given me.
Because I don't just own paperbacks and the books are from several eras of publishing and types and so on, I need a lot of different kinds of shelves. From the state of the one above, you'll see that I'm always struggling for enough space for all these different books sizes. Ideally, I'd like a library where ALL the shelves are extra tall and I can simply alphabetize. As it is, I do my best to sort by category and size and by alpha last name of the author where I can. I need shelves that will hold rows and rows of paperbacks, shelves that will hold art books, ones that will house text books and hard cover fiction, and those that are just a ridiculous size and meant for coffee tables. Since I don't have room on coffee tables, there must be some ridiculously tall shelves.
Here in my study, I've surrounded myself with books. A book cave, if you will. But there are books in the bedroom, in the living room, in the kitchen, even in something that's supposed to be a liquor cabinet in the dining room.
Someday I will have to move all of these books and I'll most likely regret having so many. But only until I unpack them and my books are restored to their proper places all around me again.