Running out of room on your shelves for all your books? Never fear, Emily is here.
Here are twelve convenient places where you can store your books! They’ve all been tried and tested by yours truly.
1) On your cat
This is Angus. You might know him as Wonderkitty, because he helps me rate the books I read. He sleeps a lot, which means I get to shamelessly use him to store my books.
2) Your pantry
Who needs food? Here we have some awesome books sharing pantry space with the Vegemite and the Milo. As if you needed any other indication that I’m Australian.
3) On your bedroom floor
Pshhh, you don’t need to walk around in your bedroom. That’s precious book space being used up! Just do what I did and spread them ALL OVER THE FLOOR.
4) Put them on your dog.
You didn’t know I had a dog??? Well, you do now. Her name is Trixie. She was very accommodating for this photo. We also have another dog – a cavoodle named Teddy – but he was being hyper and doesn’t like photos.
5) Put them on your head.
If these pictures look familiar it’s because I used them for my “how to tackle your TBR post.“
Also, on second thoughts, maybe don’t put books on your head.
6) Put them in the toaster.
EXCEPT DON’T ACTUALLY TOAST THEM. That would be bad.
Plus, my smoke alarm goes off even when I cook toast, so imagine if my books started burning??? THE HORROR.
7) On your other cat.
This has turned into an impromptu Introductions to Pets post. But anyway, this is Princess (we didn’t name her, she was a rescue kitty), and she is judging me with that face. She did not appreciate being storage for books at all.
8) On the washing line.
Props to Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for being the smallest books on my shelves, so that I could peg them up. Don’t worry, I apologised to them afterwards.
9) If they’re not quite dry, stick them in the dryer!
Who needs clothes? Um, probably all of us, but who needs DRY clothes when you can use the dryer as storage space for books???
10) In the corner. If they’re being bad.
Seriously. It needs to sit in the corner and think about what it’s done.
Or, alternatively, John Green should. BECAUSE IT IS NOT OKAY.
11) In the piano stool.
Haha, good luck playing these, Future Emily.
No but imagine if you could play books on piano…I wonder what they’d sound like…
12) Thought I’d run out of animals? Nope, put
your books on your third cat.
This is Casper. We call him Baby because he’s the baby of the cats. He chases around Angus, who gets grumpy and comes to sit with me instead. Also they smashed a vase the other day. This is one of the rare instances in which Casper is actually asleep.
You can always count on Emily to give you awesome advice.
And to speak in third person, apparently. Why not give these places a try if you’re running out of bookshelf space?
*NOTE: no books were harmed in the making of this post. Same with animals.
Although I would like to thank both books and animals for their patience.
Also my family for not being home while I took these photos. That could have been awkward. It’s not every day that you come home to find your 17-year-old daughter/sister pegging up books on the washing line.
Oh god, it sounds even worse now.
I’m just going to leave it there.
Where you do put your books when you run out of room on your shelves?