Reader, Writer, Reviewer

Shelf Lust – Creating More Space


I love my books and I never cull my collection, so obviously space becomes an issue as I acquire more and more volumes.  So once or twice a year I shuffle my main bookcases containing my read fiction and literature.  Last week I thought separating the memoirs from these shelves would help, but that only amounted to a half a dozen books.  Then I realized how much real estate the Left Behind series was taking up.  (Disclaimer: I just can’t get rid of this ridiculous series, since I read it twice over a decade ago.)  Realizing I could utilize the unused space on TOP of the bookcases, I plopped them up there, dusted everything, and spread the rest of my collection out, making plenty of room for additions.  It’s always a good chance to do a good cleaning, too.



Atop the Bookcases

Author: Julie Merilatt

I live in a Chicago suburb with my husband and a house full of books. Book collecting, reading, and reviewing consume my life. I have a special affinity for all things Alice in Wonderland. I began my education at Carthage College, wanting to be an English teacher. Eventually I decided that Carthage and I weren’t a good fit anymore, so I transferred to North Park University, where I realized I didn’t want to be a teacher. So I finished my education with a degree in English with a writing concentration. I was always a voracious reader and wrote my first review in April 2007. I don’t remember why exactly I decided to write a review, only that I had just finished The Agony and the Ecstasy and had a strong feeling that I needed to express how I felt about it. This inspired me to write reviews about each book I wrote and after posting on Amazon for two years, I was invited into the Amazon Vine program. I am also an active reviewer/member of Goodreads and enjoy being an active member of the online book community.

2 thoughts on “Shelf Lust – Creating More Space

  1. Ohh, I noticed the Left Behind Series atop the bookcases! I have those books too!🙂

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