Books, Shelves, and More

20151009_121243 (Creative Cave Room, JC)

My current books on one lonely shelf. 🙂

20151008_223658 (Basement outside Creative Cave Room, JC)

This wall will sometime in the future be my rows of shelves for my books. I have not brought all my books from the Puzzle House yet. I am waiting until this is done so we don’t have to work around them. I have well over 1000 books. A few years ago I cataloged all but the paperback Harlequin novels on a phone app. I lost the app when I changed phones.

Bummer. I will catalog again one day. 🙂

I don’t think I will bring the Harlequin novels here, thinking I will keep them at the Puzzle House. After all, need books there too!

Summer%202012%20094[1] (Puzzle House, Oberlin)

This is my library at the Puzzle House. I miss those shelves. Hubby did a great job making them. Once all the books are off I need to sand and put a clear coat on so I can actually dust them. It is rather difficult dusting right now because the cloth sticks to the shelve. I didn’t sand only painted. I’m thinking of doing some wire doors in areas of the shelves. I think that will be neat looking.

Currently this room was our master bedroom. We are now going to make it our living, library, storage closet (to the left there which was my walk-in closet) and TV room. 🙂


My favorite collection is my V.C. Andrews novels. I am behind on buying them and way behind on reading the new ones. 🙂 I first read My Sweet Audrina in Jr. High. I was hooked. I have only read this one and the Flowers in the Attic series. Yes, I am way behind on reading all the other series. I kept buying them because I knew I would read them someday. I think that day is coming.

Do you buy collections or series?


  1. joey · October 9, 2015

    I do, but I don’t like to. And I don’t like to start reading them until they’re all written.
    I loved the Flowers in the Attic series, although I read them 30 years ago, they have always stuck with me. I wish I had them now for my daughter to read! I read some of Heaven, but I think I lost interest around book four.

    • 2bcreativeblog · October 9, 2015

      A few years ago I reread the Flowers in the Attic series. My copies are worn. My daughter read a few. She likes vampire books more. I read Heaven but haven’t the others yet.

  2. Rachel · October 9, 2015

    That looks awesome! When I get a house I hope to have the room to have my own library.

    • 2bcreativeblog · October 9, 2015

      Thank you. Glad my hubby tolerates my love of books. A library is a must.

  3. marymtf · October 12, 2015

    I’m going to the library more often these days. And I buy iTunes cards and download. I live in a flat. The spare room is the library now, but I’m finding that I have books there that, though I’ve loved them, I haven’t gone back to many of my books in decades. What’s happening to me, Jules?

    • 2bcreativeblog · October 14, 2015

      I was on a roll going to the library then I ended up with so many downloaded to my Nook I backed off. Maybe after the first of the year I will head back to the library. I did not read much this year as far as books. I read a lot of articles online and I think that took away from the reading time. I think you are changing the way you read like other people. I find after reading a few electronically I enjoy picking up one of my books and reading it. Seems to be a break from the electronic screen. 🙂 Maybe that will happen to you and you will rediscover your books in the library. 🙂

  4. Amanda · October 15, 2015

    Wow, that’s a lot of books! Reading is such a joy! Nothing like swinging on a hammock and reading a great book. My hammock is still in storage in NJ. I miss it so. 😛

    • 2bcreativeblog · October 17, 2015

      I would love a hammock! I feel relaxed when I read. Need to do more and less TV. LOL…

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