Okay friendlies, we are reaching critical mass. Which is a phrase I am apparently using incorrectly because according to the all-knowing Wikipedia, it means "a monthly bicycle-centered social movement." But in my case "we" means my bookshelf and "reaching critical mass" means is this close to not being able to hold all my books.
Case in point: (which I am using correctly) Last night when I was cleaning my room I went to put Crimes of the Sarahs away and IT DIDN'T FIT. Which was crazy because things had all fit all nice and cozy before, right? So I looked at my shelves, remembered I bought a new book, and thought, crud, I'm losing space. And really losing space when you count my new book and the one I'm supposed to be getting in the mail soon. And so, because I am set against getting rid of any of my precious books (even Crimes of the Sarahs, which I am only so-so about), I laid in bed last night pondering the situation.
And I think I might have a solution. If I push my Nancy Drews back then I can put some other books in front of them and voila! Another small shelf of book space. Except that it might look kinda silly and I really don't like doing that, so maybe I will just put the Nancy Drews up in my closet? I really don't know.
And it's not like I have a ton of books either. It's just that the top shelf of my tall bookcase is full of notebooks (yes, full, yes, notebooks) and the one below that has yearbooks and binders full of writing and a pile of Psychology Today so I really only use the bottom three shelves for books, plus a few shelves in my other bookcase. Yes, I'm sure this was boring to all of you, but oh well. I'll report back once I solve the book space problem, lol.
OH, and PS, if anyone wants to read about bicycle-centered social movements, go here.