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 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 G 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.

Vivienne 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.

naida said...

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