Books I got this week
Somehow I won this from the NOVL newsletter! I don’t even remember entering haha. But YAY! Thank you NOVL :)
Posts on the blog:
- [16 Feb] Love for Books Readathon Wrap Up
- [17 Feb] Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken ★★★★★
- [18 Feb] Books I Hated With Gorgeous Covers
- [19 Feb] Life of a Blogger: Organization
- [20 Feb] Sparks Rise by Alexandra Bracken ★★★★½
- [22 Feb] Heartbeat Weekly (54): I Rearranged My Library!
Rearranging my library
I’ve been unhappy with my library for a while – I love the idea of having the books in the closet because I have a special room JUST for books, but at the same time it wasn’t ideal. The room is long and narrow, making any kind of decent pictures of my collection impossible. Also, the way I had to arrange it wasn’t ideal either. I had one tall shelf on the other side of the room, separated from the others, for my signed books. At first, it was fine. But now my signed books are outgrowing the shelf, and I don’t want to separate them. Putting them all in the main room gives me much more space to work with!
It took me a while to work up the motivation to move everything, because let’s face it, I have a LOT of books. The thought of moving 700 books, along with 5 tall shelves and 3 smaller ones, makes me cringe. Even worse, I knew I would have to take my big ass desk apart to get it through the closet door. (I’m moving my office/workspace to the closet since I need less room for that and I don’t use it very often.) But, I did it! It took me 2 hours to move everything out of the main room and empty the shelves of books.
It’s not that there wasn’t enough room, necessarily – for a closet, the space is enormous (5′ by 10′). But, like I said it’s long and narrow and impossible to take a decent picture of. Plus I couldn’t see everything at once. It wasn’t uniform, which is what I want!
(Um, don’t mind the bookmarks that fell on the floor. Didn’t see that until after I took the pic lol!)
I’m really happy with it. Now I can get natural light into my room to light up my displays! I can also take better pictures. Plus, it looks beautiful! I like this much, much better :) I’m still planning on doing a full bookshelf tour soon – the bad lighting and lack of space to move around were holding me back before – so stay tuned for that!