Wednesday, April 15, 2009

FREE Books! Yes, you read that right...

5minutesforbooks.com is hosting a wonderful book giveaway! They will have one giveaway a day between April 15 - 25, giving away a total of 17 books worth over $225. There will be novels, memoirs, other non-fiction, and books to encourage a mother's heart. What's not to love about that?! You'll see the button on my sidebar so you're just a click away from possibly winning a free book or seventeen ☺

Books are very much on my mind today as the hubby finished the third bookshelf last night and today we finished unpacking our books!!! We had to stack a lot of the paperbacks two deep in order to fit them all in, so it's a good thing he made the shelves 10" deep.

Two of the bookshelves are in the dining room. Each of those is 34" wide and 76" tall. A smaller one (24" wide, 76" tall) went into the office. I could spend a lot of time just sitting and looking at the loveliness of all my books finally unpacked. *blissful sigh* It has been a long and lonely nine months since I packed 667 books into 17 boxes.

He already plans on building another bookshelf since these are already so crowded but the pressure is off...ALL the books are shelved, even if many are double stacked. He'll come back to this project after we get a few more pressing ones out of the way.

Like a desk for the office.

As well as a pantry cabinet in the kitchen.

Plus the remainder of the painting (kitchen, bath and hallway).

And...

Meanwhile I can now have the daughter start sending the books I've picked up on eBay and Amazon in recent months. I am ever vigilant for books at greatly discounted rates and special deals. Because one can never have enough books. Never.

Or enough bookshelves.

4 comments:

Mari said...

How wonderful that your hubby can do all that. Those bookshelves will be appreciated!

Jennifer, Snapshot said...

I know -- books ARE A lovely sight. Thanks for spreading the word about the giveaway event.

Debbie said...

You don't even want to know how many books we have. But, we have bookshelves in every room of the house. Even the hallway.

Lhoyt said...

In Atlanta we had a lady who had hundreds of books. She would loan them out after she had read them, and when we read them we would sign the front cover or the title page and date it, so that she could see how much use the book had gotten. I wish we had such a thing here in Moncks Corner, SC. It seems a shame to have so many books and not give them a lot more use than one or two individuals.