Morning Meanderings… What DO YOU Do With All Those Books?
Good morning. COFFEE is good today as I sit in the early light anticipating a full day. I work today and have an event to assist with tonight so I suspect it will be one of those days that I have maybe an hour or so between work and event so may just be at work all day and night… home around 9:00 pm.
Right now though, I am still relaxing and thinking about my book room.
If you have been around here lately you know we are in the process of revamping the book room. It was way too crowded with all the individual book shelves and I finally made the leap to putting the selves on the wall. As of yesterday the person working on the room had run out of the wood that was needed for the shelves but half of the room is done and the other will be once the wood comes in. The wood is on back order and has a 14 day lead time, they (the wood store) is unsure when the wood was ordered so while that is frustrating, the project is looking really good and I am hopeful it will still be done before the family gathering I have here at the end of the month.
When I came home yesterday I started working on the part of the room that is done and by that I started organizing by
1. Creating review shelves (books to review)
2. A food shelf (all books food related – memoirs, cook books, healthy eating…)
3. I started alphabetizing my non review books (but many still need to be read) by authors last name.
is quite the project.
I worked on this from 3:30 – 8:30 and then decided that was enough for the night. I have been sorting out my personal books between keepers, books for my book club to get first chance at, and books to donate to the library. I have 4 big bags of books that will be leaving the house and that feels good.
When the project is finished I want to find some sort of library check in that I can scan in all my books and know what I have. I can not wait until it is finished and I can share the whole thing with you. I did post some before pics the other day… it will never look like that again.
Another thing to perhaps do with a book or two is give it to this great online program ran by Book Soulmates – RAK. RAK is Random Acts Of Kindness and book lovers can sign up with a list of books they have on their wish list and the point is that participants check the list – send a book off someones wish list to them and hopefully someone sends you one off your wish list as well. It is a monthly program and this month I am finally participating. I am watching the wish lists for books that I have and may be willing to pass on to someone else. You can check out the program here.