Once more unto the breach, dear friends

It was either that or, “Here at the end of all things,” but that one has a finality to it that I don’t really think applies to me and this blog. I certainly don’t intend to end this blog just because I’ve finally made it to the end of my first October #write31days project. 🙂 So King Henry it is.

I started my project with posting pictures of my bookshelves, and commented about the fact that it would be interesting to see it with all my books on there, for at that time, they were scattered, some in boxes, others on the shelves in my other bedroom.

That’s what this post is going to be about. How poetic for me, that I should end where I began?

New bookshelfOne day a couple of weeks ago, I took the time to pull all the rest of my books out and put them up on the shelves in my library. And here you can see the result.

I didn’t have the time when I did this to try and put them in alphabetical order. I don’t think I actually plan on doing that at all, at least not until the end of this year, when I shall plan to clean up the shelves entirely, and get everything in its place.

You can see that with all the rest of my books on the shelves now, I’m down to just a portion of one little shelf left. Some room to grow, but alas – not much! Unless I want to double-park them. Which I’m not inclined to do. 🙂 Putting all of the rest of my books on these shelves took up two entire shelves. This shouldn’t surprise me that I have this many.

One of the things I was hoping to be able to do, but ran out of time for, was to take an inventory of my books, to see how many of them I’ve actually read versus how many I haven’t read. Heck, having a good idea of just how many I actually have isn’t probably a bad idea either. I know I’ve read a lot of them. I also know that I have a lot of books I haven’t read.

Speaking of other things I was hoping to be able to potentially blog about, some of those ideas include: Why I Read YA (as Opposed to Pretty Much Everything Else), and To Kindle or Not To Kindle. Now that I’ve gotten used to the idea and practice of coming up with posts that aren’t just about book reviews, I’ll have to keep them in my mind for future writing purposes. 🙂

New bookshelf 2And here is the second bookshelf in that bedroom. At the first of this month, when writing up that entry, I’d already deleted the first picture I’d had of these particular bookshelves, so it wasn’t able to be a part of that entry. This is the other reason I thought it would be a good idea to end on this – so you can truly have a good idea on just how many books I have. The top ones are Bibles and spiritual books, and the middle are craft/biography/informational related book. The  third one from the bottom is half-filled with all the children’s books I have (there was NO WAY I was planning to alphabetize my Little Golden Books in with the books on the main shelf!); I did this intentionally, because it is just about right for nephew-height. I want him to feel free to pull those books any time off the shelves if he’s over and wants to read a book. There were too many times when I was growing up that I wasn’t allowed to do that (pull books off shelves) when I was visiting family or family friends. I would have loved that opportunity, and really wanted to give my nephew that chance. The last two shelves are filled mostly with children’s books. Some of those could have gone onto the other shelves. But obviously, as you saw, it’s pretty tight on there already. I think I made a good call putting these over in this corner.

And that’s it, folks!

Don’t be too alarmed if I’m quieter during the next 30 days. I’ve signed up for NaNoWriMo, so any and all time that I’d previously spent blogging and reading will hopefully be spent writing. If I can, I’ll certainly be posting.

Until later!

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