Bookshelf Reorganization of 2017: A Tale of Three Bookshelves


This story has been a long time coming.    

Earlier this summer (let’s be clear, this is back in 2016!) I referenced buying a third bookshelf. (This was totally necessary because – perish the thought – I’m not going to stop collecting books in spite of overflowing bookshelves.) The idea of buying a third bookshelf is no big deal, right? Well, that’s what I thought too. I mean I don’t buy anything special and so long as it’s set to match my other two, I’m a simple girl easily happy with said bookshelves. But today we jump right into a bookshelf reorganization of 2017 story time!

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Book Story Time: A Tale of Three Bookshelves. Sharing my bookshelf reorganization of 2017; lots of woes this go round! All text © Rissi JC

Well, I went to the store, went about my business shopping and then checked to see if they had a bookshelf in stock. They did. Bonus was that it was a.) less expensive than I’d paid for my other sets and b.) there was only one left. Sure the box had damage but I didn’t care; I went into the store planning to walk out with my third set of shelves. That’s what I did.    

After fighting with the damaged box and dragging it up two flights of stairs (no one has to know they were short sets of steps), I got them to their destination. Time went by and finally I began the lengthy process of removing all of the books from
the two shelves so that I could move them and (ideally) line up the three shelves on another wall. Added to this was the task of moving perfectly good furniture out of the room for the sole purpose of this new shelf. (All book nerds remove furniture to make room for shelves, right?!) This is when my reorganization process hit a snag.  

As I made the plan to move my original shelf (which fit snugly in the corner), the discovery I made is it’s, literally, falling apart.  

Following some mental bemoaning, I set about trying to sure it up only to realize that plan would never work. Needless to say my elation of being up one shelf (and rightly concluding I’d have additional shelf space for a while) quickly deflated.  

This leads us to all of the reasons for today’s post.

Once I got all the books off and onto the floor, I did decide to film the reorganization and have some fun with it.

Delays aside (delays that involve an entire year and multiple refilms), I finally got around to filming this. After about five (*scoff* more like ten) editing sessions, the video and story are now ready for the Book Blogging community. Or as ready as they’ll ever be.  

Now, in our current year, I have my third bookshelf, which fits nicely, and I’m crazy happy about it. Happily, the reorganization turned out, and best news of all? I still have shelf space.  

The end of this story hour can conclude with an observation and one question. First, this bookshelf reorganization of 2017 IS done, and who wants to go on a book shopping spree??

Thank you for visiting! Come back soon.

About Rissi JC

amateur graphic designer. confirmed bookaholic. bubbl’r enthusiast. critical thinker. miswesterner. social media coordinator. writer.

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