In a post a couple of days ago, I was musing about the possibility of using the Manse’s substantial hallway space as a place to put bookshelves and, by extension, books. Of course I didn’t fail to mention, for the umpteenth time, that Raymond and I have a lot of books. Finding a way to get all of those books out of boxes and into places here at the Manse where they’ll look nice and are arranged so we can find a volume when we want it (often not the case now) is one of our big challenges.
Our friend Hilary is quite aware of our books situation (note that I am avoiding using the phrase “books problem”), having visited us at the Manse a couple of times. She is also sympathetic, being a person who owns a lot of books herself. And thus she is apparently always on the lookout for possible solutions, including inventive and amusing ones.
And really, you have to like the one she found that you can see in the photo at the top of this post. Hilary found it on the Facebook page of an author called M.J. Rose, and sent it along with the message, “When you run out of hallway space…”
Yikes! I hope it doesn’t come to that. Please don’t let it come to that. I mean, I’ve already considered the chair of books in a post here, and here’s the photo:
And we already had a tree of books one Christmas at the Manse:
But a bed of books? It seems a little much. A bit uncomfortable-looking, for one thing.
However, thanks to Hilary pointing me in the direction of M.J. Rose’s page, I found another overload-of-books idea/photo that I quite like for the Manse:
What do you think, people? Makes sense to me.