As you can see, all is chaos. The disarray is beyond me. Margery Allingham’s The Tiger in the Smoke (Folio Society) has tipped over a stack of books–again! It was so annoying that I wanted, for the first time ever, to sweep up the books and throw them in the trash.
The book slide happened on New Year’s Eve when I reorganized my classics books and had to kick out a bunch of books in other categories, including The Tiger in the Smoke. I stacked them on the floor in front of another bookcase in need of reorganization. And The Tiger in the Smoke keeps turning up in the oddest places–on the arm of the couch, on top of the newspaper in the kitchen, in the mail tray, on the TV table. Who is reading it?
I regained my temper and restacked the books. Please clean my house, someone, anyone, because it’s out of control
The eclectic stack of books I need to reshelve are:
Emily Bronte’s Poems
Mary Stewart’s Thornyhold
Marge Piercy’s Going Down Fast
Swinburne’s Poems and Ballads & Atalanta in Calydon
The Collected Stories of Osbert Sitwell
Edmund Wilson’s Literary Essays and Reviews of the 1930s and 40s
Marilyn French’s The Women’s Room
Bess Aldrich’s The Song of Years
And, of course, The Tiger in the Smoke
They don’t seem to go together, do they?
I have just one shelf where this always seems to happen. Whatever books I shelve there they always end up in a heap often bringing others with them. Personally I think we both have a poltergeist.
That is the only explanation! Sent from my iPad
Frankly, none of my piles of books make any sense at the moment. I have a strong urge to have a major clear out and re-organise (and with the house as well as the books) but I don’t know if I have the stamina. Books have spilled over into the Offsprings’ old rooms too and really things are out of control….
Yes, it takes so much time to reorganize. Even though I am constantly weeding, I really have too many books.
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Oh dear – maybe the books are inviting other books round to play!
Perhaps that’s it!
On Sun, Jan 7, 2018 at 11:17 AM, mirabile dictu wrote:
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One of ours cats, Tabitha, occasionally pulls books off shelves. Almost always the same few books. Is she trying to tell me something?
These cats are smart! Mine sniff my books, wondering why I like them.