Enna Isilee, you have a problem

You can't tell, but there is another row of books behind that jumble. Then I have another shelf that looks just like that, and a smaller bookcase stuffed to bursting.

I get new books every week. I dunno what I'm going to do! A bookshelf would be the obvious answer, but I can't exactly afford one and I'm not sure where I would put it. *is really hoping my mother reads this* though if I had some parental support... ;)

Anyway, that's my current dilemma. I'm going to try and stack them into neater piles at least.


~Enna Isilee


  1. Neater piles is a good start; it will at least give the semblance of more space.

    If you have an attic, you can pack up some older books that aren't your favorites. I have about two hundred books in storage.

    If you have room under your bed, you could also box some books and put them under your bed so they're out of the way but still convenient.

    Depending on how your room is decorated/arranged, you could maybe run shelves around the top of your room. It might make the books hard to reach, but it would probably look cool.

    Good luck! I have to redo my shelves too; I'm out of space so I'm going to have to start stacking or maybe move some books to the attic.

  2. I wish I had your problems. ;)

    You can probably find some inexpensive bookshelves if you look hard enough. Thankfully everyone in the area will be having a yardsale within a month or two, so you can start looking for some cheap shelves then. You could also head over to DI now, or look for some sturdy, cheap, build-it-yourself shelves at wal-mart or target. Like the ones my sister got when she moved out to Boston. (See here: http://lizardbreathblog.blogspot.com/2007/06/handywoman-mcgee.html )

  3. Ha; that looks exactly like my room.

    I'd start by putting them into neater stacks. After that, if you have room under your bed, put them in boxes and under there.

    If not, do what I started doing and just stack them in random places around your room. :p It really works. lol.

    je t'aime.

  4. If you're a book lover, you'll never fix that problem! You'll always have more books than can reasonably fit in your room. I have one wall of floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, two bookcases, four full-sized cardboard boxes of books, one large trunk full of books, under-the-bed boxes full of books, a futon entirely covered in books, a closet full of books....and stacks everywhere, all over the floor, spilling out of every possible place. It's an addiction :-)

  5. Hahahahahahaha!

    I laugh because I have the same problem. I did buy two bookshelves last summer, and now they're completely full.

    Too many books, too little room...and time...

    If you're looking for cheap bookshelves, see if you have an IKEA in your area. The "as is" department often has bookself units for like 20 buck because the boxes were damaged (or something like that).

  6. There is an IKEA nearby... I'll have to check that out.

  7. New books...every week? *wishes for that luxury*
    (Oh yeah, btw, the two "The" comments were mine - I accidentally signed in with a different email account for some reason...oops).

  8. Heh. That's okay Bohae.

    Well, I usually get an ARC a week, sometimes fewer. It depends on the week. And sometimes my grandma will take me book shopping, but that doesn't happen all too often. Maybe I was exaggerating the tiniest bit.

  9. I am so jealous. I wish I had that many books. But if I did I wouldn't have space for them either. You need to get yourself one of those bookshelf staircases...

  10. Indeed, wasn't that thing amazing?

  11. I don't have any books at all strangely. I do have one small bookshelf but I get almost every book I read from the library. It's the guaranteed no clutter way to get books!

  12. My bookcase looks something similar to that!

    The reality is that I need another bookcase, but for now I put up with books stacked in rows two deep and on top of each other etc.

  13. I need a new booshelf as well..it's full. and there's about a hundred books stacked beside it.
    Except my mom hates the idea of me reading so obviously she won't get me one.

    And she also won't let me buy books.

    I have to buy them in secret! lol

  14. Why don't you try looking for a bookshelf on www.craiglist.com
    It a place where people put up used stuff they want to sell. There's also a place called Freecycle, I'm not exactly sure how it works though, but my mom knows . . .

  15. I so have your problem... I discovered the double stacking trick works well... Um, other then that I've tried other boxes around my room, but I like to be able to see my books. They're like my little babies! So that never ends up working. I actually just have like bags and random piles and my bookshelf...


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