Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Our Bookshelves - Part Two


Another day another bookcase.

This unit, also an ex shop display shelf from my little shop in Cumbria before our change of lifestyle, holds a mix of dvds and books.  The bottom three compartments are the books.  It's ideal for holding the books that are just too tall for the other shelves shown yesterday.


On the far left shelf an eclectic mix of cook books, tips on how to do things and nature books.  A couple of my favourites on here are the Commoners Cottage by Francis Mountford and a book I was lucky enough to get at a car boot sale for just 20p ... a signed copy of Ian Niall's book Country Notes.   He wrote for Country Life for years and it is a brilliantly relaxing read.  Also tucked in at the left hand side hidden from view by the bigger books sticking out are the two Sex and the City books ... there I told you a very eclectic mix!!


The middle section holds mostly cookery books, in fact looking at it closer I think they are all cookbooks.  The Riverford recipe folder at the end was a gift from a Blog reader, how nice is that.  I love getting books as gifts, they always seem special..

  I've just double checked and the book that is end on on top of the others, is in fact a gardening book ... 'A Little Light Weeding' ... picked up a charity shop the other week, written by Richard Briers.


The final section of these shelves is mostly gardening, growing type books, but I seem to have slotted a couple of cook books on the top.  Jamie should be with the other Jamie books on the main bookshelf but there is no room for this, his latest book over there.  I feel a sort out will be called for soon, to keep authors in their own sections and not visiting in places where they shouldn't be ;-)


Now I have to own up ..... to some hidden books.


Lurking in this cupboard at the side of the fireplace (and one of the few surviving original features of this one hundred year old house), are the books that were going to go on the bookshelves that Lovely Hubby promised to build at the end of the breakfast bar when we re-jigged the kitchen.  Needless to say this job isn't as urgent as some others so has been put further down the list for a while. 

 Meanwhile the books that were destined to go on the shelves continue to live in the cupboard.  And maybe I might have added a few newer purchases to them since the originals were put in there on moving day ;-)

Today's book total is 114 out of our total of 619

Do you still want to see more or are you all booked out.....?

Sue xx




16 comments:

  1. I used to be a librarian...impossible to be booked out!
    Jane x

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    1. I didn't know that!! I wanted to be one, and my very first interview after leaving school was to be a Library Assistant ... I didn't get it :-(

      I ended up at Boots the Chemist in the shampoo section, I lasted 13 weeks .... there's only so much shampoo you can put on shelves without going mad!!

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  2. You can not own too many books, I would love a room to turn into a library!

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  3. Indeed, you can NEVER have too many books. The more eclectic the better. I was looking at mine the other day - boy is there an eclectic and catholic mix of books! There are even multiple books in foreign languages from my students days! Can't bear to pass them on just yet - hanging out for my library wall in my forever house!

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  4. I also meant to say I love your colour scheme. I don't normally go for green, being very much a blues and white girl, but it all looks so beautiful with the natural wood - very calming!

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  5. I absolutely love your bookcase! x

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  6. Sue, you have way too many books! But I definitely understand the need...hubby has all his college books even yet, and they are no longer applicable in most cases.

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    1. Haha ... there's lots more to come :-)

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  7. I agree with the others, you can never have too many books. But you can have too little time to read them all!

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    1. Yep ... I agree with that, there's never enough time.

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  8. I spy the good life DVD box set. and many of the book titles I also have. So you cant have too many books!

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    1. We've got an eclectic a set of DVDs as we have books, that could be a whole other post :-)

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  9. From Margie in Toronto - You can never have too many books - plus I have to agree with Happeninguponhappiness about your colour scheme - I'm more of a blue and white gal too but I just love that shade of green!
    Cookbooks are a true addiction of mine - when I moved a few years ago the first things I packed were my books - the movers were shocked to discover that 10 boxes alone were for cookbooks!

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  10. I am really enjoying seeing all your books. Perhaps some time when I have sorted mine out I will show them all on my blog.

    God bless.

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    1. Yes please ... let me know when you do :-)

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  11. I just love being nosey Sue, but hey you know that already!! I hate this cold, grey weather so a good book and a warm drink is definitely a must x

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