I thought I would take some photos to demonstrate the quantity of books in my parents house. All of them, I would expect, are read. They aren’t for show, or nostalgia – well I’m sure some stay from a nostalgic point of view, such as the ones on antiques, surfing and teaching physical education.
These shelves have started to be sorted into authors – Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Leon Uris, Jonathan Patterson, Jonathan Kellermann, Janet Evanovich. There’s a shelf or two of CDs, but they’re never used anymore, of course!
The other side of the fire place in the formal living room which has doubled as my bedroom. Lonely Planets, Harry POtter, Richard North Patterson, Deighton, Bryon, Robert Ludlum, John Le Carre, Sue GRafton, Robert Harris
Glass fronted bookcase – the bottom half isn’t filled with books, so that’s… something?
And that completes the previous formal living room/part time my bedroom.
Now for the casual living area at the back of the house:
Colour coded – so yes, hard to find things. This was colour coded when this add on room was built. The bottom left quadrant is DVDs
My brother’s bedroom… and also at times the formal dining room. We have a house that’s very adaptable!
Three of these bookshelves hang out in my brother’s bedroom
Wooden bookcase two – some of my brother’s political reading
Third wooden bookcase, and a hodge podge of left over books
Now into the casual dining area, off the kitchen.
Around the doorway, from the casual dining area off the kitchen
At the back of the casual living room, between the kitchen. There are books everywhere
And for the smallest room in the house, the study, which… also had a previous life as a (tiny) bedroom for my brother.
Study, right hand side. And I recent corralled all the French dictionaries for my imminent daily reading of a French novel
Study book case on the left
Third study bookcase, which was formerly a window to the informal living area (now). Another French dictionary tucked in there
Interestingly, there’s two bedrooms with no bookcases or shelves. And our three bathrooms are spartan of books… well as far as a permanent place for books!
Can you see from the first three photos why I have felt a little… cluttered? I’ll be moving into my parent’s bedroom whilst they’re away, and I’ll relish the wart on walls, and blank wardrobe doors 🙂
How does you home compare for this quantity of books, and shelves?