My Personal Library!

Always a work in process, I have a few more wooden crates in my garage being spray painted; yes, this was my best option when buying a new house and building a library before worrying about any other room.


I have books stacked on crates, items that need to be hung on the walls, and still have to put in my tin ceiling that Menard’s denied me over a year ago.


Still unpacking books, and trying to make room.


I love too many stories to make a theme in this library, other than reading books!








38 thoughts on “My Personal Library!

    • Angela July 7, 2018 / 2:12 pm

      Thanks AJ! I wish I could say I enjoy it every day, but I am definitely getting it built up!

    • Angela July 7, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      Thank you Bibi! I have not yet enjoyed it, due to life punching me in the face!

      • Bibi @ Bibi's Book Blog July 7, 2018 / 4:56 pm

        Oh no 😦 I hope you’re okay and get the chance to throw a few punches back ❀

  1. amysm July 7, 2018 / 2:33 pm

    Totally understand, the highlight of my house (bought 2 years ago) was getting my library done… still have no kitchen or bathroom to speak of, oops?

    • Angela July 7, 2018 / 2:41 pm

      I made sure I had somewhere to pee, LOLOL

  2. JT Twissel July 7, 2018 / 3:46 pm

    My library is somewhat disorganized as well and it’s spread all over the place – including the kitchen. But I wouldn’t have it any other way!

  3. thebookwormdrinketh July 7, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    I’m so jealous!! My man claimed the garage as our social space (keg fridge, dart board, projector screen, etc.) so, for space for my books I have…. Bupkis. My books are in boxes in the basement, and even there they need to be moved soon because our basement has the tendency to flood and I will die if I lose my books…

    • Angela July 7, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      I lost many books I had as a teenager when my parents’ basement flooded πŸ˜”

  4. amystanton July 7, 2018 / 4:56 pm

    Looks great! Love the books, of course, but also the Sherlock picture and the cozy reading nook. Enjoy!!

    • Angela July 7, 2018 / 8:56 pm

      Thanks Amy! I have definitely been on a cozy-mystery kick for the last couple of weeks!

  5. omnivourousreaderbookreviews July 7, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    I love the way readers individualise their libraries. The wooden crates make an unusual and interesting option. Also,love the reading chairs!

    • Angela July 7, 2018 / 8:58 pm

      Thank you so much!!!

  6. samslifeinbooks July 8, 2018 / 5:54 am

    Love it! My husband and I have one wall of our bedroom lined with bookshelves, but it is overflowing at the moment.
    Love the wooden crates and reading chairs.

  7. Therapy With Books July 8, 2018 / 7:33 am

    I am a fan of e-books simply because I have travelled and moved around a lot so couldn’t carry a library with me. However seeing this makes me go back to buying physical books and start one now that I am relatively more settled. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Angela July 8, 2018 / 8:06 am

      I too appreciate the ease of digital books, and own several myself!

      • Therapy With Books July 8, 2018 / 8:07 am

        Best is to combine the ease of e-books with the beauty of physical books it seems!

  8. Trisha July 8, 2018 / 9:20 am

    The library is looking awesome!

  9. cinlorac July 9, 2018 / 6:51 am

    The arrangement is looking perfect!
    The idea of stacking crates that way is a great one!
    I just may copy the idea πŸ™‚

    • Angela July 9, 2018 / 12:08 pm

      Thanks Cinlorac! makes it easy to rearrange as well πŸ™‚

      • cinlorac July 10, 2018 / 2:18 am

        Yes, that’s the best part πŸ™‚

  10. Kristin July 9, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    I love that you have a map of Narnia!

    • Angela July 9, 2018 / 4:09 pm

      One of my prized possessions! I also have crazy Lincoln collectibles, like an authenticated piece of Mary Todd Lincoln’s dress, that I am trying to get my hallway foyer repainted to display all my Lincoln collectibles πŸ™‚

  11. Sunny July 12, 2018 / 5:43 am

    Very nice ,it’s beautiful…

      • Sunny July 12, 2018 / 9:17 am

        Welcome Angela!

  12. margaretskea Author of prize winning historical novel Turn of the Tide July 21, 2018 / 8:47 am

    What a great idea of the crates – so easy to stack in any number and combination – definitely an idea I will keep. Now to find a source of crates…

    • Angela July 21, 2018 / 9:04 am

      I have found them at Lowe’s or WalMart. Also saw them in Joann Fabrics a week ago.

  13. jeanleesworld July 29, 2018 / 10:21 pm

    I could live in this room! Love the Holmes profile. I’ve got a bookcase dedicated to Holmesiness. πŸ™‚

    • Angela August 5, 2018 / 7:47 am

      Thanks Jeanlees! I have a very comfortable chaise lounge chair in there as well, and I love all things Holmes πŸ™‚

      • jeanleesworld August 5, 2018 / 10:08 pm

        Do you have a favorite among the tv adaptations? πŸ™‚

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