Imagine my dismay when my friend Bonnie mentioned this in her comment "I thought maybe you were going to tell about her "organizing" her books." OH MAN, I totally meant to and I totally didn't. Do I have a brain?
Then, to top it off another blogger commented that she liked our bookshelves because her books are EVERYWHERE...
Well, now it is time to Share the story of Lauren "Organizing the bookshelf" and time for me to come clean about books at our house...
It starts like this: When I clean up the books I arrange them Left to Right, Tallest to Shortest taking great care to make sure they line up width, height etc...so...when Lauren cleaned the playroom she also "organized" the bookshelf. I went to put a book on the shelf and was SHOCKED to see this
Mom takes a deep breath and beams a BIG smile and says "That is GREAT Lauren, wow that was a lot of work" I find a place for my book, leave, turn off the light and start to contemplate how long I have to wait before I redo it! Oh Lauren, I love you dear! I love you I love you I love you but...I can't do alphabetized bookshelves for long!
Now for the confession. Books, neatly on the shelf, Well yes...but you have to see it all...
In the play room we have the above now "alphabetized" book shelf as well as these two very cluttered shelves:
This shelf is mostly for Holiday books but also stores some "to do" books!
In Lauren's Room we also have these shelves with books on them:
Junie B Jones, Beverly Cleary, Box Car Children, Heidi and more
Shell Silverstein, Charlottes Web, Giant book of Madeline and more...
(ok, think bah bah blacksheep now...)
Down the hall a little further you can find a some books in my closet (and under the bed but it is too dark down there for pictures:
I think this shelf was meant for Sweaters or some other wonderful item of clothing but instead it houses books, some of my books!Now, for the grand FINALE - My favorite place in the whole house to keep books. I can't believe I lived 35 years without this awesome book storage spot...
I LOVE MY Kindle 2: Amazon's New Wireless Reading Device (Latest Generation)
! I have read 27 books on it since June and look how much space they take up! You just can't beat that. There are books that I will still buy for me because I want to have hard copies but NOT MANY!
OK - so that is it...for now. Lauren IS amazing - cleaning, organizing,
My Books are not that organized no matter what my 8 year does...we have books EVERYWHERE and probably always will!
Thanks for reading!