Wednesday, November 4, 2009

EEK It’s all too much!

My house is littered with book shelves.
For example:
I custom built these shelves for the house we used to own, but couldn’t bring myself to leave them behind, so they moved with us.


This is the hutch on the back of my writing desk.
(for those who are nosey curious, you can see the titles of the sort of things I have been using for researching my second novel).

Just for a change
The head of my bed also has a little light reading material taking a rest. My youngest mainly uses hers for homework and trophy storage.
I have to admit that there are a few more book shelves lurking in sections of the house that were just not tidy enough to spread across the internet (all this reading leaves little time for housework, that is my excuse and I am sticking to it)

So all this is lovely and we’ll never die of boredom for want of a book.

But we’re moving after only 12 months in this house. Yuk, Yuk Yuk!

As you can tell I’m a big fan of moving. NOT!

So all these wonderful treasures have to be packed along with all our other bits and pieces, odds and sods and the cat. The only saving grace is we're just moving suburbs, not interstate.

So far we have packed the books on the big shelves in the first piccie. They are big but also misleading. They are deep, so all of the paperbacks are stacked in two rows.
20 book cartons so far. From one set of book shelves!

Did I say 20?

So if I am a little inconsistent with blogging over the next little while please forgive me in advance. I'll be busy tearing my hair out.

Now just ‘cause I need to de-stress.
A headland near the famous Bell’s Beach.


The Rainbow Bank said...

Nothing better than a house full of books Al!

M said...

I can totally empathize with you. My house is full of novels. My husband and I own an exceptionally large collection of art books too - the big, heavy kind that are meant to sit on a coffee table. I never considered the WEIGHT and AWKWARDNESS of these books until we tried to pack them in boxes when we moved.

Good luck! At least you'll be able to build some muscle strength as you move the boxes around.

Jemima said...

All the best with your move. I am embarrassed to admit how many times I have moved house in my life-time. It has become the defining characteristic for our family. When I grew up we often moved interstate. Now my husband, kids and I move international. So I guess when my kids grow up they will be making interplanetary moves.

Kathleen said...

Good luck with your move. Books are great until you have to pack and move them!

Lisa said...

Really think you might need to pick up some new shelves for the new place; you're running out of room. The good news about moving so soon is that you haven't had years to accumulate more stuff than you moved last time.

Amanda said...

Good luck with the move! I love your bookshelf pictures. I may have to do a bookshelf post myself.

Brian, the old man said...

I know the feeling well. I hate to move and I have been bouncing around a lot these past few years. I was going to be moving at the end of this month but I am going to put it off for at least another 6 months. I also have a lot of books, though I know not as many as you. I still have several boxed up from the last move and I knew this was only a temporary situation so I haven't unpacked them. Good luck on the move.

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Brian, the old man said...

I just wanted to drop by to let you know I have passed an award on to you on Oldman's Inspirational Thoughts. You can read the details here

Thanks for sharing your journey with the world.

Al said...

I feel so slack not responding to you all personally. But Thank you all for your kind thoughts!
Anyway I am off to bed so goodnight!

heidenkind said...

Can you come to my house and build bookshelves? ;) I have books stacked on the floor...