I am addicted to books and used to organise them by colour (yes, I still knew where to find them) and last summer my brother helped me put up two shelves on my wall, like so.
Note: the first time I put them up with the recommended screws they both fell down on top of my head. So we had to get stronger screws (and then I couldn’t be arsed to do the whites properly cos I kept thinking they were going to fall down again). I still want to put up 3 more shelves beneath those so that most of my books can be on that wall (maybe add shelves on the right of the picture as this is only half the wall). I just want a full wall of books.
On the opposite side of the room we have this makeshift hoarder’s shelf that clearly needs
some serious organisation.
Yes, those are my 5” inch heels (and another 4” in the box behind them), and the pile second to the right is my library pile.
And yes, I have two guitars (don't ask), and about half of the highest tower is DVDs (my other obsession). Then I have 2 boxes of books in the cellar, and another box in the closet, so my
resolution hope for this year is
to sort out this monstrosity spreading across my bedroom. There are no books in the
living room because I like looking at them. Ultimately, I’d like to move into
an apartment with a spare room I can turn into a library, but until then, this
will have to suffice.
I counted 264 unread books (that I can see) and so this year I hope to reduce that number to at least below 200 – so I am going to keep a serious eye on how many books I’m buying this year (unless they’re for uni) just to make sure that I’m not adding to the unread pile.
So yeah, my book obsession isn’t nearly as bad as people would have you believe.