Book Hoarders ‘R’ Us by Elizabeth Goddard
July 19, 2012 10 Comments
This month I moved from Texas to Louisiana.
Without my bookshelves.
They were built-in shelves, so couldn’t be moved. That was a bad decision from the start.
I have a lot of books. You’re probably a book lover, too, or you wouldn’t be reading this right now. So you understand what I’m saying, right? You can picture the utter chaos. Feel the overwhelming anxiety right along with me.
Moving has a way of opening a person’s eyes to the fact that they’re a hoarder. I’m facing the music, er, books right now.
I have boxes and boxes of books with no place to go. I’ve donated some to the church library. Of course, I could buy some more shelves. But I’m taking my time and looking for new ways to shelve my books. Browsing the web, I’ve discovered a lot of creative ideas.
Maybe I could just stack them against the wall or use crates. Or hang them in a specially designed macrame “shelf.” I’m open to suggestions.