Bookish Problem

So today’s problem is, stacking books!!!!!

I have a small room to myself which till date I have been sharing with my brother. He is now studying in a different city but most of his belongings are here, so again it leaves me with no extra space. The room has 2 small wardrobes, amid which there is a dresser with few chest of drawers and a study table big enough to cram the room.

Basically no shelf, rack, or a separate space to store books.

Over the time, I have filled my study table and all its drawers with my novels, after which the drawers below the dresser came. Can you believe it? Novels in the space where one would usually find accessories, lipsticks, nail paints and what not. And now, I am literally out of space!!

I don’t know where the following books would go. But I am pretty sure the books wouldn’t stop coming!

Occasionally I do threaten my brother to vacate his wardrobe so that I can cram books there, but in return I get to hear I can throw away all my clothes and replace it with books, if I am so desperate for space.

Does anyone relate to it? Any one of you face the same book problems, or is it only me who always runs out of space!

Published by Moushmi Radhanpara

A woman questioning almost everything, trying to find answers through her's and your words. I am on an unending quest, walking the paths of unknown. I am walking and walking, may be too slow, but I am doing it. I am happy as long as I do not stop. I will be content to fall, to fly, to swim, to drown, only never to stop.

67 thoughts on “Bookish Problem

  1. Moushmi, I think all book lovers can relate to this. I have donated quite a few of my old books to make room for new ones. Now I try to read on Kindle, but somehow don’t get the satisfaction of reading the hard copy. Space to store the books always remains a constraint no matter how bid a house you have.

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  2. Have loads of books too… and they seem to be everywhere. The domestic help asked my daughter if I was a teacher, seeing books on every table, cabinet after the book-shelf couldn’t handle anymore:) So can totally relate to it.

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  3. Just this year I gave my books away. A nurse I used to work with brought them all to the cancer centre at the hospital so patients undergoing chemo can enjoy my novels. I only keep a few to re-read

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  4. Books have piled up here in the study next to my computer. On my wife’s side it’s neat and clean. sigh. I can totally relate. I think the idea already given to crate the books and place them under the bed is a good idea. My first suggestion is to donate your brother’s clothes to a charity, but I guess not, huh? If you can put up shelves on the wall, you can organize books easily that way. Good luck! My ultimate advice: Remain calm and read! 🙂

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  5. Sweet had I problem when why Mother was setting my room and she wanted to discard few of my books which I don’t need but I am in love even with my school books that I can discard!! Excerpt few have all kept them specially in my new requested storage box on demand and lucky enough that my mother designed extra book shelf specially for my novels

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  6. I relate so much 😂 sometimes you do have to pass on books (after a lot of self persuasion) but the good part of that is that you are giving people new,amazing books to read that you loved! Maybe get a small bookshelf for ones you love love, and you could store them under things like your bed? Hope this helps! X

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      1. I have no storage ever for anything, but books are the biggest issue definitely, they’re a blessing and a curse(mainly a blessing of course). I had to organise my bookshelf the other day and the amount of dust was ridiculous 😂

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  7. That’s a problem book lovers usually find themselves in! But i love dealing with books and trying to make space for them! Fortunately, i come from a publishing house background, so our home was designed keeping books in mind we always had dedicated stacks, almirahs, huge tin containers for storing books!! So space for books was never a problem!! 😁 We take pride im preserving books!! You may not believe, but i have kept all the books and copies of my education starting from nursery classes!! 😊

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