We have no more space for books in this house.
Everytime we buy a new bookcase, things fill up immediately.
This little shelf has books two rows deep.
My boys’ bookcases are literally spilling over.
Thankfully, all of my husband’s theology books are in his office. We’ve lived with all those, too, and believe me, it was not pretty.
Right now, I’m reading the Little House on the Prairie series with my boys. I thought it would be fun to start a second series, too (I’m always reading more than one book and love to do the same with my children). I’ve been waiting to introduce my guys to The Borrowers, and last night felt like the perfect moment. My six-year-old wanted to read about “the little people” immediately; my eight-year-old was excited to read a series he hadn’t read before. All three of us were ready to jump in, but…
No Borrowers. I dug through every shelf. I even looked under my bed at the accumulating pile of book club, To Be Read, and various books I’ve read recently with the boys.
I found Borrower books two, three, and five. Drat, you Borrower reading students of mine back in my Florida teaching days! One of you permanently borrowed The Borrowers! I thought I’d replaced all the books my students had lost over the years. Evidently not.
Today, I’ll stop by my magical local bookstore, hoping I can replace my missing copies. I’ll stop at the library just in case I have to order the books (we need to get reading tonight!).
I still dream of the fabulous built-in-bookcases we had in our Virginia home. Maybe someday, all our books will find a comfortable place together. In one room. Not scattered around the house here and there.
Until then, finding books around here will continue to be a scavenger hunt.
Do you have room for all your books? What books have you looked forward to sharing with your children?