We are book people, make no mistake. We buy, we borrow, we read and re-read. We lend sometimes, we cull when we must. We have enough books that when I unpacked them last five years ago, I used them as a design element in the living room and arranged them in blocks of color, based on the dominant color on their covers/spines. I managed to make it so the color blocks complemented each other horizontally and vertically.
Yes, I had a job at the time. So did Nehemiah Wallington, and he managed to pray eleven times a day. Just sayin’.
So I’m packing them up with similar intentions, and have boxes labeled with tags like “Penguin Orange Books - Living Room”. Once you tape up five or six boxes and assign a color to each, the work goes pretty quickly. Only… I’m packing boxes 17-22 now, and I’m maaaaaybe halfway done. With the main collection, not the smaller subject/genre collections- homemaking, parenting/child development and education, travel, and porn (What?). Or Seamus’ books.
We’re also in the maket for new bookshelves. Think we can get a bulk discount?