Lately it's come to my notice that I have - brace yourselves - too many books. Now if you're thinking but that's not possible, you crazy loon, I wouldn't blame you. I didn't think it was possible either. But, alas, it's a question of space. Or the lack thereof.
Our house is the size of a matchbox and the photo is of just one of three - no, four - 'book' spaces, the latest of which is the floor next to Steve's side of the bed. I'd love to buy another bookshelf but there'd be nowhere to put it. Such is the sorry state of affairs.
I also have to admit that I own a lot of books I probably won't ever read again. In the past I've found ways to make room by getting rid of these books - I've shoved them in boxes, I've given piles to charity shops, dropped some off at libraries, and recently I've been thinking about websites like We Buy Books (which looks really fun, by the way!), where they buy the book and then sell it on. The nice thing about giving the books away instead of stashing them somewhere out of sight is I know someone will probably end up buying - and maybe loving - them.
But it's a bit of a wrench to part with them all the same.
Now if your solution to this problem is just don't buy any more books or well, just buy everything on Kindle, no. Can't. I love my Kindle but I love creased spines and turning pages more. And as for the first option, ha. Why don't you just cut off my right foot while you're at it, hey?
Help? Anybody know any creative ways to store books?