My name is Jakob and I have a problem. I love books, so I don’t consider this a very bad problem! My problem is that I don’t like to get rid of books. When we moved into our house a couple of years ago, I finally had a room big enough to build a nice big bookshelf for. However, I discovered that it didn’t quite fit all of my books… and of course I keep getting more. My “To-Read” list on Goodreads never seems to get any smaller than 50 books.
So I have piles of books on the floor. This doesn’t include piles around the house either… on the stairs, in the bedroom, etc. I really need to clean that up sometime. It annoys my wife all of the time with the books I leave around. I really should do a count sometime of how many books I actually own.
I actually have a fairly nice “To-Read” pile as well. Currently that is in no particular order the following books:
1) The Mermaid’s Madness (PRINCESS NOVELS) by Jim C. Hines
2) The Myriad: Tour of the Merrimack #1 by R. M. Meluch
3) Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay
4) Codespell (Ravirn, Book 3) by Kelly McCullough
5) MythOS (Ravirn, Book 4) by Kelly McCullough
6) Bright of the Sky (Entire and the Rose, Book 1) by Kay Kenyon
So the long and short of it is that I just ended up with a lot more books. I have tried paperbackswap.com and still kind of use it, but my issue is that if I like a book I keep it. I do tend to re-read books, but I like to keep them just in case I might want to re-read it someday.
Well my parents came up with a little assistance on that. They found me a bookshelf. The timing is great as I was just starting to measure my office/library again to try and figure out how to build and fit another bookshelf in there. The numbers weren’t adding up. My parents found a 2-sided bookstore style shelf. Picked up a couple for their house and another for me.
In theory I should then not only have enough shelf space to hold all of my books, but get them somewhat organized along with places for loaners and swap books.
Anyone else have any fun book storage solutions?
Now, to get back to writing. I am told one of the keys to writing is reading. I think I have accomplished that part!