a booklover’s dilemma


Currently I have:

x 1 = used for my childhood book keepers, magazines, random books, storage and knick knacks.

x 1= used for my gazillion texts, histories, research materials, etc, etc.



x 2 = used for my ‘must have’ books; two-books deep and overflowing.

Besides these, I also have at least three shelves of keepers in my bedroom cupboard – and, no, they haven’t been banished into the depths of darkness or anything like that – as well as a stack of books on my bedside table.

*wailing* I need more bookshelves!

Because the new bookcase will need go in my lounge room it will HAVE to match the existing. Yes, it HAS to!

So, my dilemma…

… can I really be arsed driving 20-30 mins here, there and everywhere; convincing my baby brother to let me borrow his Land Rover and all that entails; braving the hordes at Ikea; moving furniture; swearing and angsting over DIY bookcases; cleaning and dusting; re-organising books; and, fighting off curious boy kittens…

… all on a Saturday?? And after I’ve had a shitty last couple of days??

Also, retail therapy should make me happy not involve work, right? Right!

Fuck it. I’ll do it later.

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6 Responses to a booklover’s dilemma

  1. Jenre says:

    This is why I no longer buy paper copies of books!Most of my romance books are in two large drawers in my bedroom so I don’t corrupt the kiddies with my romance porn. The only books I have on display are my ‘good literature’ (in one bookcase)and hub’s science and religion books (in another bookcase). In the loft, there are 4 boxes of books (including my collection of Terry Pratchett) waiting for us to convert the loft and get some extra space!The kids have several shelves of books and we could do with getting them another bookcase – but have nowhere to put it!I sympathise with the shopping thing. I hate Ikea.

  2. Kris says:

    Jen, you wouldn’t by any chance be keeping the good stuff out for rellies who happen to be book snobs now would you?? I seem to recall a story… LOL.I was persuaded to go to Ikea. Bloody. Hell. What an unbelievably stupid thing to do on a Saturday. It was like a war zone. The Mumma and I fought our way to a car park and then through the masses to get to the almighty big cardboard diy box hell only to find that the friggin bookcase I wanted is a friggin discontinued line!!!!!!!! DISCONTINUED!!WTF! I swear to the Gods someone seriously has it in for me at the moment.

  3. Jenre says:

    you wouldn’t by any chance be keeping the good stuff out for rellies who happen to be book snobs now would you??Would I do something like that? Would I? Actually yes. I admit I’m a shallow person.Poor you. Did you get a different bookcase instead? I suggest spending tomorrow in bed with the covers over your head. The gods can’t get you there!

  4. Kris says:

    The pressure was too much for me to make a decision. A bookcase is serious stuff after all.I’m definitely hiding as much as possible today. A day without being kicked in the arse would be nice. 🙂

  5. Sarah says:

    We’re getting Lundia shelves next week. Floor to ceiling in the office. We’ve officially run out of room and have books overflowing everywhere. Not sure if you can get the over there or not, they’re cool though. Kit-set and very reasonable with a funky industrial kind of look.

  6. Kris says:

    Lucky! I keep thinking about built-ins, but then I think about when I win the lottery (after I start buying tickets) I’ll be able to do the extension to the house, etc, etc… and then I think about what will I do with my existing shelves… *sigh* What to do…

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