It's been a very, very, very long week. Because for my husband and I, it's moving week. Ugh. And let me just say, I hate moving. I've hated moving ever since college and the exhausting ritual of relocating to a new dorm room every blessed year. But this move has been particularly brutal because, for the first time in my life, I'm moving for two. And let me tell you, my husband has a lot of stuff.
Now, that being said, I will admit that I might have my fair share of stuff as well. And in particular, I have a lot -- and I mean a serious lot -- of books. I learned during those many college moves that the best way to deal with transporting the vast quantity of exceedingly heavy tomes was wheelie suitcases. The problem then becomes one of housing. As my collection has outgrown my current shelving, my husband very gallantly went out to procure some bookshelves for me. And this is how it went:
Me building the shelves . . .
Me insisting that there would be shelf space left over for knick knacks . . .
The moment I started wondering if I might be wrong . . .
The clear-cut proof that I was, in fact wrong. There was no extra room. . .
[Note: That top right section is reserved for my Harry Potter
books which I lent out to a friend prior to moving]
I'd also like to note that a fair amount of my collection still lives at my parents house. My dream is to one day own a house with a library that looks a little something like this:
I can't be the only one who feels this way, am I right? But my friend suggested that, after seeing the amount of work it took to transport my entire collection, I might want to look into something more like this:
But I fear that while I might indulge in the occasional e-book from time to time, I will always prefer the real thing. My wheeling suitcase full of books is as mobil as my library will ever be. I'll continue to cart them from place to place until my Beauty and the Beast Library fantasy is finally fulfilled.
Anyway, hopefully we'll be done soon so I can stop packing/hauling and start reading. Wish us luck!