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 bilingual writer, Moushmi Radhanpara has authored three poetry collections so far, namely POSIES and 03:21 AM –An Ode to Rust & Restlessness, and Resignation of an Angel. She is also scribbling an unplanned rough draft of a story as a part of NANOWRIMO 2020 and hopes that something might come out of it. She has also co-authored two books, The Lockdown Stories and Mirage so far. Her poetries can be found on her blog and a few other online portals. She believes in the fact that a better reader makes a better writer. Reading a 100 books a year is her latest obsession. She can be found either drunk on coffee or hiding away from everything and admiring the gorgeous sun.

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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    1. I know, that is the reason I don’t own a Kindle as yet. I tried e books on my laptop but it wasn’t just fun and dropped the idea of Kindle for now. But I know sooner or later I will succumb to it.


  2. Actually you can put all your brother ‘s book out side somewhere in the nowhere of the house and enjoy the space. With a shrewd smile on the space, (don’t forget the evil laughter) …. 🙃

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    1. Hahaha, yes I will remember the evil laughter, and when my brother comes in for the vacation he will not even remember me! 😀
      It’s better I wait for him to come and willingly give away some space 🙂


  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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