Wednesday, 3 June 2009

... ... later

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Want to know what a wall of books looks like eight (yes, eight, count 'em) hours later?

[Er, daughter, if you are browsing rather than revising for your exams, avert your eyes now]



View from above:


And, as Karen said, at some stage I'll have to put them all back again.

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19 comments:

Karen said...

Go and have lie-down right now. Hopefully when you get up the book tidying fairy will have been in and replaced them all neatly for you :o)

Debs said...

Oh wow! I'm seriously impressed.

Estantia said...

I'm sorry mother, I didn't avert my eyes... O_O

My room has been turned into a temple devoted to books, this is rather awesome, especially as I like a lot of the piles.

I'm also agreeing with Karen, not only because that's a silly amount of books, but also because my room is upstairs too.

Jan Jones said...

(Why aren't you working?) Yes, every time I go past the door I'm reminded of The Year of the Griffin ...

Susie Vereker said...

Wow, Jan.
Hope it's all worth while. And I hope it's foam that's being injected - 25 years ago we chose white polystyrene bobbles and, even now, they keep bobbling out every time somebody drills a hole in the wall.
Bad luck about the jigsaw story, btw, but onwards and upwards.

catdownunder said...

Oooh - that looks like a little bit of the floor decoration that occurred when the humans had the lounge room floor recovered...it was fun...I prowled around and managed to accidentally on purrpose knock over quite a few piles....

Nicola Morgan said...

Hi Jan
I am a visitor from Jane's pitch party. (Nicola Morgan from "Help! I Need a Publisher!") Nice to meet you but I'm boggling at your wall of books! Wow! Also, you live in a lovely part of the world - I used to live in cambridge, now live in Edinburgh but am seriously contemplating living in Cambridge again one day.

Good luck with your writing.

Barb said...

Hello, I'm from the pitch party too. So glad I found your blog. Those stacks of books look like bliss. I could get lost in there and refuse to come out.

ChrisH said...

Hi Jan, I came to you from Jane Smith's Pitch Party... oh dear, that wall of books looks familiar, except that mine are staying put (especially after seeing yours piled up like that!)

Lane said...

Wow, those are some serious piles!

Dropping by from the pitch party too. Nice to 'meet' you:-)

Jane Smith said...

Another pitch party wanderer here! Jan, your book-wall is gorgeous but I'd hate to have to move all those books. Especially if they were MY books because mine are all categorised and then alphabetised, with the help of a shelf-label I nicked from WHS a few years ago which says, very helpfully, "fact books". I love it.

Jan Jones said...

Wow! Hi all! I can see I'm going to have to go partying myself. Thanks, Jane, for the opportunity.

Susie - it's strange drifty fibreglass stuff that they've blown into the walls (and quite a lot of the flower tubs)

catdownunder - watch this space. There will be a post later showing how the important people in this house view the, er, decoration

Nicola - Hi! I feel I know you from popping up in Jane's comment box so often. Let me know if you come back to Cambridge.

Jan Jones said...

Barb - I love fellow book addicts. Getting lost amongst them was possibly one reason it took 8 hours to shift them. That and the dust.

ChrisH - trust me. You DO NOT want to move this many books ever.

Hi Lane - Nice to see you here. I feel I know you too, from Liz F's blog amongst others.

Jane! Just see what you started! And my books were also alphabetised. Note the past tense. Sigh.

isaacespriu said...

oooh--so many books.

You could almost build a house out of them!

(i've wandered over from Jane's pitch party, btw, and am loving your little place here)

Jan Jones said...

A house of books! Great idea. And if you wanted a little more light, all you'd have to do would be to read one of them.

Oh. Wait a minute. That would bring all the ones above crashing down. Maybe not such a great idea after all.

Redleg said...

Oh my God, did you video tape the book move? You could play it in fast motion with the "Tetris" music playing in the background. It would be history's greatest YouTube video.

Jan Jones said...

Damn, Redleg, I never thought of that. Another chance for immortality passes me by.

I guess it'll just have to be the deathless prose, then.

Shirley Wells said...

Good grief. I'm speechless!

Jan Jones said...

It's fairy awe-inspiring, isn't it, Shirley?