I bought another half bookcase today. That makes six of those puppies now. The price at Walmart is very good and Lisa and I figured six of them should be enough to house the rest of my books. Of course that doesn't include the other bin full of them and the 2 plastic three door carts that I have upstairs that hold my TBR pile. I'm not sure Lisa knows about them. She will shortly though. She has taken to reading my blog since I started telling about our bookshelf building adventures. Being a NON-romance fan she has mostly skipped it up until recently.
The bookshelves come in three different woods, mahogany, birch and maple. I've been sticking to the maple ones so they will all be the same. I've bought them at three different times - buying out the lot of maple when I see them. I can't help but smile to myself when I picture whoever stocks them on the shelves scratching their heads and wondering what is so popular about the maple ones. I must stop though. I'm starting to become obsessed about buying bookcases now. And while the price is good, it's a heck of a lot more expensive than just a simple book. I could buy 3 mm books and a Harlequin with the price of one bookshelf.
So Saturday is the planned day to move to Phase Two - "Kristie and Lisa - Bookshelf Assemblers". Thank goodness no saws will be needed for this phase although I'm not sure about hammers. At least I have one now in case we need it!
I think I've misplaced a box or bag or two of them though. I know some of my favourites are missing. It's amazing (and rather frightening) that of all the books I have, I still know when some of them are missing. And, being the compulsive person that I can be about some things, I know I won't rest until I either find the missing ones or replace them. And if I have to replace some of them, they are going to be darned hard to get hold of. Which brings me to another one of my "quirks".
When I loose something, I don't really look for it. Because if I loose something and look for it and can't find it - then I know it's lost and I get upset. Wierd kind of thinking I know. But I tell myself, if I don't really look for it, then it will turn up when least expected. This wacky theory worked when it came to my prescription sunglasses. I mentioned earlier that they went missing for months. I looked for them, but not very hard. Instead I figured they would show up somewhere eventually. And sure enough they did several weeks ago on the rainy Saturday on the floor on the backseat of my car. Lisa is rather puzzled by this theory of mine and just shakes her head when I try to explain it. I figure this is what will happen with the missing books. They will just show up sometime - probably after I get the whole lot of them alphabetized and then I'll have to go buy another maple bookcase at Walmart and start all over again.
And speaking of hammers - did anyone check out the neat link Nicole posted in the comments not too long ago? Those tools are just To Die For! (Get it? ha ha - and one of the missing books by the way). I checked out the whole website and thought "what a hoot of an idea!" I'm not one to throw 'parties', but if I were - this would be the one to have. Much different than Tupperware.
Anyway - it's 2:00 in the morning now and I suppose I should get to bed. I will as soon as I remove Her Highness - Zina Princess Warrior Cat
(I'm really going to hate giving Ryan back his camera)