sharing my love of books with you

How is it already January 21?!

Wow, how time flies! I haven’t posted an update, quote, new word, or anything for over a month.

 Well, I did share a New Year’s quote from Sholmes, but that’s it! I have been busy, busy, busy!

Christmas is a hard season for me. While I prefer to stay at home with my books and my tea, at Christmas, there’s an activity almost every day and several on the weekends. And on top of that, I had the crazy idea to crochet a pair of fingerless gloves for all my coworkers. So instead of reading when I got home from work, I turned on the TV and picked up my crochet hook. Then of course, on Christmas day, there was time spent with family and great holiday food and just a lot of lazy fun.

I was very ready to get back to my books this week. The first thing I did was built myself a new bookshelf. I like the eight-cube shelves from Better Homes & Gardens, although I can tell the quality has decreased since the last time I built a shelf. Disappointing, but it will still hold my books. 

I removed all the books from the old shelves and did some rearranging. When the shelves were exactly where I wanted them, I started recategorizing the books. 

I have several categories: Bible study and Christian Living, School and Homeschool tools, Finance (my husband’s books), History, Children’s History, Practical Living, and – my favorite – Stories. I have a hard time separating Juvenile Fiction and Adult Fiction (because it’s all fiction, and I don’t have kids right now). Also, I don’t have a lot of Biographies, so I decided to lump together all my Fiction, Biographies, and Poetry into a large category I call Stories. They are also Alphabetized, from Adair to Zusak. It took almost two days to complete the categorizing and alphabetizing, but now I am sitting in my completed library surrounded by peace and order.

I’m still reading The Hunt for Red October. I’ll bring you up to speed with The Hunt in another time. For now, happy January 21 and happy reading!

1 Comment

  1. Carren Schofield

    It looks great!