Friday, May 30, 2008

why is it...

that when you reorganize bookshelves, removing nearly every title and putting them back in a better way, you end up with more books than shelves?

I have two tall stacks of friends' books, most of which are signed, that I was planning to shelve separately, but there are no shelves left. I also have two stacks of "moving on" books that won't fit on the one bookcase I designated for just this category.

And three stacks of contemporary lit fiction that simply have nowhere to go.


Grey Horse Matters said...

Well the solution to the problem is simple. You are obviously being way too organized and need to just wedge them all back in the way they were and then the problem will be solved!

billie said...

LOL, Arlene! You are a hundred per cent correct.

I was thinking it meant I hadn't been ruthless enough in culling titles I don't absolutely love/need.

Monda said...

I've decided on a little ruthlessness myself. It's not easy to cull the herd, though.

I miss mysticlit, by the way.

billie said...

Hi, Monda!

There are a few folks sending me posts for mystic-lit, and one that's been lying in wait for awhile, so at some point I'll use the new Blogger feature and schedule a series of mystic-lit posts.

I can do it in little bursts, I suspect, but the work of keeping that going and the energy drain was too much.

Interesting development - I originally started mystic-lit because I wanted a sort of "co-op" for serious writers dedicated to the craft and process, and in a series of synchronicities there may be a real writing co-op developing here with physical space and desks and talk and work shared.

I'm pretty exciting about the possibilities.

Thanks for stopping by - hope you're well and that life is being good!