Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Another New Bookcase

When Mr Click picked me up from work last week he was grinning like a Cheshire Cat and told me that he had a surprise for me at home. Normally his surprises are along the lines of DVDs or books but he wouldn't let me try to guess what it was (beyond answering my question 'can I hold it?' with 'yes' which set me thinking along completely the wrong lines).

When I got into the house I couldn't miss my new treasure. It was big and white and sitting up against the living room wall; a brand new bookcase. He'd manage to pick it up at the Pass It On place for just £5! Absolute bargain!

So I spent Saturday playing that old favourite game, musical bookcases. In the past this used to involve picking out which books I wanted to bring down from the boxes in the spare bedroom and which I'd recently read and so needed to be returned to their boxes. This time it was more a case of picking out which books I wanted to bring down and the only ones that went back up were the books from my last OU course which hopefully I won't be needing again.

The new bookcase reminds me of the one I had in my bedroom as a child, it's slightly smaller and is a different design but it was also sturdy and wooden and white, so I decided to use the new one for all my favourite children's and young adult books. I have to say, I think this was the perfect choice. These books tend to be more brightly coloured so they stand out well against the white.

It was also a good excuse to reorganise all the stuff I've finished with, mainly the Terry Pratchett Discworld books. I've moved all of those into the book cupboard now so we've got all the books that we actually will be wanting to read in the future out on display.

Of course this means that now I kind of want to read ALL OF THE BOOKS right now! But at least now I can see what I've got and I should be able to get rid of another box up in the spare room. And I have a little extra space on the big bookcase so this probably means I should pick up a few new books, right?


  1. That's a beautiful shelf :) And yes, definitely an excuse to go get yourself new books!

    1. I've got to order some more for my next course so at least now I have space to put them out on display now. ;-)

  2. Love the book shelf. If I had more room in my apartment I would have several more myself.

    1. Some day I swear I will live in a house with a library like Belle's in Beauty and the Beast. ;-)


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