Today’s guest post comes from Jennifer at The Relentless Reader. Jennifer is the most community-savvy blogger I know and is such a thoughtful commenter on all the best book blogs. Plus she’s a fellow Midwesterner.
When Julz asked me to contribute a guest post for her blog I was so excited. When she told me the topic for the week I became nervous. My shelves? Oh my poor, poor shelves. They are in flux right now.
These shelves go all the way around my home office. This room was originally my youngest daughters and these shelves were meant to hold stuffed animals. As you can imagine they don’t have thestrength to hold many books.
I asked my dad to pretty please build me some shelves. This is the one that is finished, stained with a white wash, and up on my living room wall.
My mom made me this clock. Is this the greatest gift or what? It’s one of the best things I have on my shelves.
Here is my shameful shelf. As you can see it’s not finished! I obviously have to purchase more lumber. As soon as I do that my dad can finish his work. Then it’s another staining project for me. I’ve been trying not to put too many books on these shelves. Moving them again and again is not something I want to do!
I keep some of my overflow books on a window ledge. Not to mention my desk, nightstand, and other various areas. I’m quite sure you all know what I mean. Then there are the shelves in every other room of my house to hold all of my kids’ books. Again, I’m sure you know what I mean.
My dream is to have a library of my very own. Maybe when all of my kids have moved out? Let the countdown begin!
What about your shelves? Tell me about the state they’re in!