Then she posted pictures of Matt Amsden which made me go looking for information about Rawvelotion, which made me hungry…
But back to the books… I loved Laura’s pictures of her various shelves and tables full of books, unarranged, unretouched, and yet so artistic. I want to be like her! Unfortunately, I’m not Laura, I’m Gina…
I’m a disorganized semi-packrat with a serious shortage of horizontal surfaces suitable for displaying reading material. Did I mention I moved twice in the last 18 months? I intend to use this excuse for at least another six months…
But back to the books… let me explain before I start showing pictures. You see, in my old house I had lots of built in cabinets in which to store all of my treasures. In this house I have very few. Two weeks ago we decided to move the only large built in bookcase/entertainment center, which really didn’t look right in the living room, to the den. This meant that I had to move all of the books. Since the shelving unit is the new home for a tv and all of the kids video gaming paraphernalia, my poor books are now homeless. Oh the shame!
Some are slouched against the wall in a corner of my living room, begging passersby for loose change, or wood, even particleboard will do... perhaps an IKEA gift card?
Fortunately they haven't taken up smoking.
Some huddle together in the shadow of the entertainment center hoping it will hide them from maurading dogs.
The oldest ones have taken up residence in an antique desperately in need of renovation. It's not pretty but at least they are safe there.
Many are hanging around the dining room in hopes of squeezing into a kitchen cabinet.
But the cookbooks aren't moving.
The Bible always has a home... especially during tax season.
And Bird by Bird hasn't left the bathroom in a very long time.
We won't even discuss the books jailed in boxes in the garage, or those that are hanging around the kids rooms. It's a terrible thing to be a poor, neglected book in this house and yet, like a crazy cat lady, I just keep bringing new ones home.