After... and some thoughts on books

Saturday afternoon we had the final step of the process completed for ensuring that the shelves of our built-ins are straight. It is such a relief to know that the construction is done and we are so happy with the results.

We're still waiting on a few more shelves to be finished and delivered, but it's enough to start the next stage of the process--moving things from what once was the guest room and shall soon become the nursery. Curt was looking at the variety of books we've acquired over the years and said, "Wow, we look pretty well read don't we?"

I sort of chuckled and replied with a, "Yeah, if we actually read them all." It's very safe to say that we (and by that I mostly mean me) have a bit of a book buying problem. I belive it started when I worked at a local bookstore and took total advantage of my employee discount.

As much as I wish I could make the switch to library books, I just can't do it. There seems to be something about picking out the latest release in trade paperback, feeling the texture of the pages between my fingers, knowing that it's all mine and that, if I read it and love it, I can pass it onto others who will love and appreicate it as well. 

Alas, soon and very soon, these new shelves will be filled and once again we will run into a storage issue. Perhaps at that piont I will be forced to let go of my vice and hopefully develop a love for books that have that fantastic library smell, have been loved by so many others and will take that line of my budget down a notch. Or, I'm going to have to find some more wall space.


mary said...

Oh Sara! These look great. I'm sure it was a total pain in the butt, but you must be so pleased.

sara said...

Thanks, Mary! We are very happy with them. In the end, it was well worth the headache.

Kerry said...

I'm just drooling over these! I so wish we were doing ours this summer too! Gorgeous!

Adele said...

I agree with Kerry, they're beautiful! Nothing like built-ins filled with books. :-)