Book blogger hop: book stacks

I’m joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop again this week, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…

Do you have books stacked in every room of your house or are you strictly a believer that books belong on bookshelves?

And the answer is yes, there are books in pretty much every room of the house bar the bathroom and (if you count cookery books) in the kitchen.  The ones stacked tend to be those just bought or picked up from the library that haven’t made it to shelves or ones I’m reading.

Stacks tend to be anywhere and everywhere, on the floor by chairs, on table tops, by the side of the bed – especially by the side of the bed as I read a lot at night before I go to sleep.  They are never that high though or at risk of toppling over because I am quite a neat freak too.  Eventually, the books have to go away and that’s when they end up on the book shelves.

Like my book stacks, there are bookcases in most rooms of my house too, though I use them for displaying knick-knacks as well as books.  The main book bookcases are in my living room and spare room.  They aren’t particularly neat and never in order but for the main part books to read go in the living room, books read go in the spare room.  That’s about as much of a system as I have.

What about you, where can you find books in your house? Do you have a system for your shelves and book storage?



    • Oh I am so rubbish at Goodreads. I have phases where I use it but mostly not. Don’t know why but I have to rely on my memory for what I want to read 😄


    • Mine probably would be if I wasn’t lazy about putting them straight away. Stacks feel quite romantic though for want of a better word. I like the idea of being overrun by books.


  1. Oh, I LOVE your answer, Emma! I think you have a really good system! So you’re neat, but not obsessively so. I’m just like you. I have bookshelves, but there are also stacks of books here and there. Well, you know, since you read my answer to this question. What I don’t have, though, is a spare room for the books I’ve already read. They just go back to the shelf they came from. So that means I have a mix of read and unread books on my shelves.

    Thanks for sharing!! And thanks for visiting my blog and commenting on my BBH post!! Hope you’re enjoying your Saturday!! 🙂


    • Thank you. I started moving books as otherwise I forgot what I had to read. The spare room is also, unfortunately, the office, the guest room and seems to be my daughters play room so I need to keep it tidy, thanks for stopping by. 😄


  2. I love books but just have no room for lots of bookshelves full of beautiful books, so instead my external hard drive is full of lots of ebooks. Kind feel like a fraud reading ebooks but if had all my ebooks in paper format would have to make a extension on my house.


    • I wouldn’t feel like a fraud. I love ebooks and have a lot. I also love second hand book stores and libraries so paper books are also a constant 😄. We used to live in a studio flat so it’s nice to have space now as we didn’t for a long time. Thanks for visiting x


      • Thanks Emma, I just have no room for books and feel more comfortable reading on my Kindle. I love the fact I can take a library full of books with me wherever I go x

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  3. I have bookcases in just about every room (except the bathrooms). I do have an organizational system for them, but I’m in that need-to-re-organize phase right now, especially when it comes to my daughter’s books which I can never keep orderly (so why do I bother trying?). I’ve thought about using bookshelf for knick knacks, but I have too many books. Maybe someday.


    • I have as many knock knacks as I have books unfortunately. I like to be tidy but I also like collecting things. I never worry about my daughters book case. Thankfully she loves reDing and is always grabbing books so I don’t see the point.


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