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Thursday, October 2, 2008

For Literacy - got books?

Information about this bookcase.
This is something you'll never see in my house, except on moving day. Once a book comes into my house it rarely leaves. You might say I'm a book collector, which means I'm of necessity a collector of bookcases. I'm a firm believer that you can't grow kids into readers without growing a collection of books (and bookcases)!

I'm always fascinated by what others have on their bookshelves. Invite me to your house, leave me alone in a room with a bookcase, I'd be busy for hours. In fact I'd like to spy on your bookshelves. I want to know how many bookshelves you have and what you have on there. What kind of books do you collect? Handyman Hubby collects the following: business and management; programming; DIY; action, science fiction and fantasy paperbacks. Didn't you just learn something about him there?

So, how many bookshelves or bookcases do you have and what's on there? Maybe you even have a bookshelf tie. Guess what's on mine if you like. Hey, I'd love to, but I can't, give away a free bookcase to one lucky winner who guesses right, if only I had one to spare! Know anyone who'd donate one to me? Sorry, we'll just have to be happy with the joy of sharing information instead. I AM however going to search out a bookcase design/plan for all my fellow booklovers who might like to build a bookcase. Leave a comment and let me know about your books, bookshelves and bookcases and I'll give you a link.

From my readers:
  • Renae has seven overflowing bookshelves. It sounds like she is a bookworm!
  • Deborah has nice new bookshelves, but no self-help book on book addiction! Got one of those?
  • I'm trying not to be jealous of Jeanne from At A Hen's Pace. She just got NINE new bookcases from IKEA. Oh boy, I've planned out exactly the ones I'd like for our master bedroom, but I can't stomach the cost of shipping and our closest store is too far away to justify the time, gas and hotel.


Renae said...

Oh, how I can relate. My bookshelves overflow, so I rearrange things. Then they overflow again.

We currently have 7 bookshelves of various sizes. My dream is to have a whole wall or walls of shelves from floor to ceiling.

Deborah said...

We are forever running out of bookshelf space. My hubby and Dad just built three new ones that attach to the wall and can hold lots. Hopefully that will keep us for awhile.

What's on 'em? Homeschool curric, hubby's Frank herbert and Isacc Asimov collections, various other novels, gardening books, self help books (none about book addictions though), lots of children's books....

Alison said...

Deborah, you made me chuckle. I don't have any self-help books on book addiction either. Maybe that's where I'm going wrong. Do you think would sell such a thing?

I'm pretty sure Handyman Hubby has Isacc Asimov, or was it me that had them? Not good with names here! Novels, gardening books, homeschool curric, children's books - yup, yup, yup, we have those too!

If Handyman Hubby wasn't taking care of spikey trees maybe he'd have time to build bookshelves too. That's another story - search here if you want to know.

At A Hen's Pace said...

Oh my word. We just spent a big chunk of our savings on NINE more bookshelves! We just moved and several cheapie ones didn't hold up through the process...and we replaced several two-shelfers with six-shelf tall models...all from IKEA. I just unpacked about 25 more boxes of books and it felt GOOD!!

We have a homeschooling library plus the usual collection of accumulated adult fiction and nonfiction--but the bulk of our books are my husband's. He moonlights as a pastor and amateur theologian--and ya gotta have all those reference books to hand, ya know...!


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