Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme which asks a bookish question which you have to answer. This weeks question is:
So … the books that you own (however many there may be) … do you display them proudly right there in plain sight for all the world to see? (At least the world that comes into your living room.)
Or do you keep them tucked away in your office or bedroom or library or closet or someplace less “public?”
I live with my parents so all my books have to live in my bedroom. I have at a guess about 2000 books and my bedroom is not all that big so it's pretty much a bed surrounded by giant piles of books. I have three bookcases but you can't actually see them because there are giant stacks of books in front of them. I have books under my bed, in my walk in wardrobe, in my chest of draws, on my window ledge, on my chair and stacks on my desk. It's pretty out of control, once I buy a book it's mine forever and I can't seem to let them go plus I am a big re-reader. Everyone in my family knows how crazy I am about my books so they tend to avoid my room and would never touch them without my permission. Eventually if I ever get the chance to move out of my parents house I imagine beautiful floor to ceiling bookcases that go all the way around the room where I can have lovely neat shelves. With my stacks being the way they are at the moment it takes me half a day to find the book I want and then the rest of the day to straighten out the mess I have made finding said book. I long for alphabetically ordered shelves. I would take some pictures and post them here but you would all be horrified - I mean I live with it and even I'm horrified sometimes.
That's all for now.