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Bookcase Showcase: Sue Ransom author of A Small Blue Thing

Today I am joined by Sue Ransom author of a Small Blue Thing ...


When I promised to do this post I thought it would be pretty straightforward- after all, my house is packed with books. But then checked out some of the other shelves which have been featured. At that point I very nearly pulled out because everyone else seems to be so neat! My shelves look as if a bomb has gone off in them. My excuse it that they are shared between the four of us: my husband and me, and our two teenage children.  No-one but me remembers the filing system.

Our main shelves are in the upstairs corridor. The units are pretty deep, and because of the volume of books I have three or more layers of paperbacks on each shelf. A quick calculation gave me a total of nearly a thousand books in this set of shelves alone!

 
My daughter’s room is packed with all sorts of books but is so monumentally messy I don’t dare show you. It’s all hidden behind this door.


In the kitchen some art homework is wedged up against the most used cookbooks – there are boxes more in the garage.


Some of the big hardbacks and reference books are in the dining room, a space which is currently also being colonised by my son’s GCSE revision.


The coffee table-style books are in piles in the sitting room, waiting for us to buy a coffee table. They’ve been there some time.


There’s also the office which has loads of work-related reference books along with mountains of paperwork. I don’t dare show you that either. Other smaller piles of books litter the house, including a stack next to every bed and every loo. Finding a particular book can be a nightmare, and one day, when I have lots and lots of time, I’m going to file them all properly. Until then we’ll just have to go on living in book chaos.

Comments

Vivienne said…
They look similar to my shelves! I am curious to the magazines that you have kept.
Mel said…
I love that you have space to keep 1000 books! That makes me drool with jealousy...
Thankyou for showing us your bookshelves. Don't worry, mine are a mess too!
Jesse Owen said…
Wow, over a 1000 books - I would call your bookshelves tidy if I'm honest :D
Book Angel Emma said…
With all those books that is very very tidy :D
I am also curious about the magazines. Come on Sue spill :D
Clover said…
Oh hurrah for (only slightly) messy shelves. I love the lived-in look. tr