Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB that asks you to muse about one of several “bookish” questions… or, you can just ramble on about anything you like that pertains to books! You can join in by clicking the graphic above. Go ahead–it’s fun!
Here’s my musing for this week–
I have eight bookcases of varying sizes throughout my home, but I recently realized that my physical books have once again reached the “critical mass” stage. So I did some book weeding last week (I do this a couple of times each year) and gathered five bags of books to take to my local used book store. This cleared some much needed space, but my bookcases are still quite full. Plus—my TBR corner is becoming a hazardous tower! So, I did the only possible thing left to do. I gave myself a birthday present and ordered two new bookcases!
This one will go at the end of my upstairs hallway, and I’m planning to use it to display some of my favorite hardcover books.
I ordered one of the smaller sizes from this series. It’ll go in my office/library to be used as my TBR shelf–and maybe a spot to keep library books as well. I don’t think I’ll have any trouble filling it up!
I should receive delivery of these in the next few weeks—luckily they’ll arrive already assembled, so I’ll be able to have the fun of loading them up right away!
Unfortunately, in an ironic “one step forward, two steps back” situation, in a complete lack of any sort of self-control I also ordered seven used books online this weekend (I really just had to have them)—so I don’t see this as any sort of permanent solution. And as a card-carrying booklover, I really wouldn’t have it any other way!
How about you? What’s your bookcase situation these days? How do you deal with bookish “critical mass”? Please share!