On Reading: The One Place I Don’t Have Books

by Jennifer


I have books in places that other normal people have books:

  • A large bookshelf, which was prominently displayed in my den in my old house, but is now upstairs in our playroom/”quiet reading room” (which do you think will win out there?).
  • A new bookshelf in our new study
  • In a bin in the family room (mostly children’s books)
  • On bookshelves in each of the bedrooms: mine, Kyle’s, Amanda’s, and the guest room
  • In a basket beside my bed and on my husband’s nightstand
  • Cookbooks on their own shelf in the kitchen

Maybe everyone doesn’t have that many stashes of books. But it doesn’t end there. I have books on closet shelves as well. In fact, I rigged up a special system in my old house in the entry hall closet for my review books. I’ve done the same in a nifty built-in shelving system in my cavernous closet here in my new house.

When we moved, we had many many boxes labeled books. I should have counted them, but I didn’t. I’m not exaggerating when I say that there were more than 20.

So that said, there’s one common place that people keep and display reading materials that I never have:

The former owner has this oh-so-cute toilet paper holder/magazine rack combo, but it’s just not something I’d ever use. I know that some moms read a few pages of a book in the bathroom, because they know that they won’t be disturbed. I understand that, but my motto is “Get in and get out.”

And you? What’s the strangest place you have a supply of reading material?

Jennifer Donovan doesn’t have to sneak away to read, because she indulges her reading habit quite easily. She (sort of) blogs at Snapshot.

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Jennifer lives in Houston with her family. In addition to reading, she enjoys travel, Bible study, food, and fun. She blogs about some of these things -- when her nose isn't in a book -- at Snapshot.

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