Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Nerd in Me

Have I told you that books are a passion of mine? I heart them, swoon for them and can't imagine life without them. I can lose myself in books for hours at a time and a perfect vacation is me, by a pool, with an endless supply of books. Believe it or not, I started college with the intentions of getting a Masters in Library Science. Oh yes, my dream was to be a librarian. But then I got sick of school around year 2 and it was all I could do to just graduate with a degree. I changed my tune real quick about getting a Masters.


Needless to say, I have quite a few books. I try to purge every once in a while - usually when Mama Hen has a yard sale - but there's just some books that I can't part with. Unfortunately, storage for these books has been a dilemma for quite a while. I had this one bookshelf in my bedroom that was completely filled to capacity. Each shelf had books double-rowed and books laying on top of other books. It made me sad.

I also had this baby bookshelf in my sewing room where I kept Bible studies and commentaries. I'm almost embarrassed to show you this picture - it's terrible.


Jay and I looked forever for a really nice double bookshelf that wouldn't put us in the poor house but we were sadly not successful. I got fed up a couple of weeks ago and ordered two new bookshelves from Overstock. They came in last week and Hubs was sweet enough to put them together.

I ended up putting them in my sewing room and they went from this


to this


to this.


Next I moved the stuff from my baby bookshelf to the one in my bedroom. Better, huh?


I'm not gonna lie. I'm in love. And I'll admit it - I just go back there and smile. I'll leave you with this becauseI have felt this way so many times:

You know you've read a good book when you turn the last page and feel a little as if you have lost a friend. ~Paul Sweeney



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11 comments:

Mrs. Jennifer said...

Oh my goodness girl! We are in the exact same spot right now! I was on a cleaning spree tooday and it was killing me AGAIN that our books are in such madness!! We have GOT to get some bookshelves!! For the time being I'll just stare at your beautiful pictures and dream...

Lianne said...

I'm a book lover, too. Your shelves look awesome I need you to come purge and organize my shelves. Pretty please? ;)

Stephanie said...

I would love to have those shelves in my house! I heart books!

carissa @ lowercase letters said...

that quote is fantastic. what beautiful shelves for all of your precious books!

Rachel said...

Those are too cute! I need to get them..I have the shabbiest bookshelf ever in my dining room.

LeAnna said...

Your shelves are awesome, I love them! I don't know about you, but I tend to buy books based on how pretty the cover is. Is that cliché or what???? But I'm such a sucker for a pretty book...

amyb said...

Oh, how I love to read. One day, in about 10 years when I have a free moment, I'm going to come over and beg you to let me borrow some of your collection.

BECKY said...

Hi Jill! Wow gal...you do have some books, huh? Your new bookcases are awesome, and the perfect place for all of them! I know that feeling of satisfaction and contentment that makes you smile!! What a joy!
Have a blessed day!!
HUGS,
Becky

Peeperspage said...

My sister too has the love of reading. I myself, can not tell you the last book I read besides The Foot Book or The Potty Train book. Me and books just don't go together. Love the bookshelves, they look great. I know you are one proud bookworm

Meg Fletcher said...

I used to volunteer in a library once. I thought about majoring in it too! I love books as well...although I'm not good at finding new ones. I always stick to my classics! I don't know if I'd consider you a nerd! Unless you have a secret dungeons and dragons passion?!

Jill said...

Your book shelves look GREAT. Such a good feeling...