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.

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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.

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Still unpacking books, and trying to make room.

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

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So About That Day My Library Flooded 😳

Yeah…. move into a house that someone flipped quick, you better check everything!


So my pipe to drain the bathtub came unhooked. Did not know it when I took a shower. But I certainly heard it when my daughter was draining her bath…

Thank goodness the huge area rug took up the water. I would have lost my brand new furniture; more books than the 40 I threw out; and my first edition Wizard of Oz books were down here; along with many autographed books.

I lost shoes, clothes, and precious books I loved to read.

Lesson learned!

My Future Personal Library!

I have everything bought I need to turn this 11×11 foot room into my library.

Here is what it looks like now…


Tomorrow I will post the furniture, lamps, and rugs I bought.

The one thing I haven’t gotten? Bookshelves 😳😂

I will start painting tomorrow, and cannot wait to see the results!

Do You Still Read “Real” Books?

At least, that is what I was asked. I am pretty sure that they were referring to e-books versus physical books, but I did have to chuckle. I always swore I would never have an e-reader, and only read “real” books.

I also could not count the number of books; really, really good books, that I have read that were only in an electronic format. I would not have had the opportunity to read those books if I completely relied on printed books.

Now, I also still have every intention of having a library in my home when I have the spare room available for it. I could think of nothing I would enjoy more than a comfortable chair, a soft light, fluffy rug, warm fireplace, and every wall full of bookcases stacked with books. My favorite books, the classics, and books I have not read yet.

One of my favorites!
One of my favorites!

I certainly have a good start on the bookcases and books. Now I just need the room.

Where do you keep all of your books? Or have you decided to go the e-reader way to save yourself some room?