Sep 18, 2011

[TSS] A Lot of Books and an eBook Offer!

Hello and thanks for stopping by today! I've spent the first part of my weekend sorting through my books. Not just sorting but moving them.  I've always wanted to make one of the bedrooms in my house a home library and that wish is finally coming true. I had to get rid of a few pieces of furniture and do some rearranging but it is starting to come together. Previously, I had my books spread out in different parts of the house and now I am able to keep them all together in my new reading room. Thanks to a few friends, I've acquired a couple of really nice book shelves and luckily, they match!

Yesterday was spent putting the bookshelves in place and gathering all the books.  As I was going through them and putting them on the shelves (Not in any order yet) I was hit with the reality that I have WAY too many books that I haven't read! I knew I had a lot but - Wow! I still have about 50 more books to move in there but I'll need another bookshelf. Once I get them all in the same room, I plan to arrange them all in alphabetical order by author name. I'm curious, how do you arrange your books? Title? Genre?

I'm really looking forward to finishing my new room and spending more time in there - although I'll have to share the room with Jax, my cat, because that's really his room. He sleeps in the recliner in there every afternoon. I may have to get another chair! Once I get everything situated and the room is complete, I'll share a photo but right now there's still too much to do. But it's shaping up nicely. I love walking down the hall and seeing all my beloved books in once place! It makes my heart happy!

On another note, I want to give a shout-out to Bonnie at Redlady's Reading Room. Yesterday she posted on Facebook a free ebook offer for Kindle and Nook users from Pixel of Ink. It's called The Everything Soup, Stew and Chili Cookbook and with my favorite time of year approaching, this cookbook sounds perfect.  I downloaded mine to my Kindle immediately and now I want to share it with you too. Just click on the title and it will take you there. Thanks again Bonnie!

I won't get much reading done today because I'm headed over to a friend's house to watch football and munch out on some yummy treats and drink some wine. Each of our favorite teams play in back to back games on TV so I'm sure it'll be fun. We're pretty serious about our football down here in the South! (Especially college football which pretty much dominates our Saturday's)  What are your plans today?

Thanks a lot of stopping by Books and Cooks today. Have a wonderful Sunday!


  1. Your library room sounds so nice! I don't have my books organized well and could use another bookcase. Thanks for the shout out! I love Pixel of Ink. I've gotten a lot of great free ebooks from reading their website, facebook alerts. One of the best sites for free/bargain ebooks!

  2. Several things you wrote a out today reconfirmed that I just know if we lived close by we would be great friends giddy about having a book room! I'm beyond happy that I have my own little hole that I can call my own! I put my books on the shelves by authors last name, just easier for me! Second- FOOTBALL! I love it and watched my son play Friday night, went to another game Saturday afternoon, came home and watched MSU, and then today watched the Lions kick some serious butt! Your weekend sounded like pure bliss to me!

  3. I hope you'll share pics when it's all finished. :)

  4. I am green with envy. When we bought our house, the loft was supposed to be my Book Loft, but it turned into the Wi Loft and the kids use it to play their games and watch TV.

    My other idea, was to build a sunroom off of our dining room but then the economy tanked and caused me all sorts of grief so I have no place to call my own. The walk-in closet is looking pretty good now. LOL.

  5. I am so happy for you about making a reading room! (Ok, I am maybe a little bit jealous too) My books are 1/2 in the living room entertainment center and half in my second bedroom/guest room/office! I need a house with more than two bedrooms!!!

    I am now following you on GFC b/c I don't want to miss the pics. At least I can live vicariously through you!!

    ♥ Melissa @ Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

  6. Our 4th bedroom is at the top of the house and is now my study with all my books,history & genealogy notes.


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