Wednesday, 13 January 2010


I don't take part in the Monday Musings meme but a lot of the book blogs I visit do. This week they were asked to post pictures of their bookshelves.

I love seeing pictures of people's bookshelves. Bookshelves and whatever little trinkets are on there say so much about a person.

I thought I'd do the same.

Of course, there is one thing. I don't actually have any bookshelves.

My room is the size of a kennel and, as a result, can only fit a wardrobe, single bed, mini cupboard and a tiny desk on wheels inside. This leaves me with very little room for anything else.

Consequently, my books are piled up, wherever I can fit them. Look at all the dust!

My TBR pile serves as a sort of bed-side table, squeezed between my bed and mini-cupboard.

It's currently complete with a bottle of Baileys I got from my brother for my birthday, a box of Maltesers (another birthday gift) from my boyfriend, a bag of Galaxy Minstrels (a Christmas stocking gift), a box of Lush bath smellies (a birthday gift from my other brother), and several asthma inhalers!

Books I've read! Squeezed between my wardrobe and a random wall.

This pile is adorned with two identical chocolate selection boxes I got for Christmas (one from my parents, one from the in-laws), my camcorder, and camera charger.

More books I've read. These are piled on top of my mini-cupboard.

Here they're complete with a couple of CDS (Wow! Remember those?) and a large collage of pictures of my boyfriend and me that has been framed.

The other side of my wardrobe pile. Lots of DS Games and part of a Russian doll.  


Amanda said...

That really makes me laugh. I hope you find your way out of your parents house soon. I know it's driving you nutso!

Lauren said...

I like this version of the bookshelves post! I can totally relate to someone who has books piled in random corners (with an asthma inhaler or two on top).

Kerri said...

I was just looking at my huge CD collection the other day and wondering what I should do with it.

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

I am new to your blog, and I'm seeing some good books in your stacks. I'll be checking back to see what you've been reading --enjoy

Melody said...

I too have books piled in random corners. :P

Michelle said...

Wow, girlie! I would send you a bookshelf or two, but I think you need a bigger room first! ;-) I love the fact that a little lack of space does not deter you from collecting/keeping your books. It's perfect!

Ryan said...

Gosh, that looks like the books in front of my bed just piled up all over the place. So glad I'm not the only one.

serendipity_viv said...

I am impressed by your talent for turning books into useful shelves!

Eva said...

WOW! This cracked me up, and brought me back to my dorm room days. :) Our college-issued desks had a little bookshelf along the top, but by the end of the term, library books were always piled up everywhere!

Ceri said...

Amanda - Haha! You know me too well. I have dreams of my own flat with wall-to-wall bookshelves!

Lauren - Haha, thanks, hun.

Kerri - Yeah, the only CDs I have left are my Libertines and Babyshambles ones. I can't bear to throw them away.

Diane - Thank you. That really means a lot. I'll also be checking our your blog. ;-)

Mel - It's an easy way out than organising, isn't it? hehe

Michelle - Haha, yeah, thanks. I think when I eventually move out I'll be bumming old furniture off from everyone!

Ryan - Haha! I'm so pleasantly surprised that I'm not the only one who does the piling thing. :D

Vivienne - Thanks. Haha. I do have a gift.

Eva - Haha! Yeah, when I was in uni, I had barely any furniture ... kind of like now! These books have been piled up for years now. :D

Violet said...

Cool!!! I like how you've crammed books in very nook and corner :)

Ceri said...

Violet - Thanks, hehe.

The Bookworm said...

Nice piles of books, and hey, Bailey's is always a good thing to have around :O)