Friday, May 12, 2017

A Breathing Room Weekly Link Round-Up

I've never met housework that I couldn't at least attempt to avoid, but there are some cleaning-type chores that I don't consider chores. Like reorganizing my bookshelves. A few weeks ago, I confronted the closet and my underbed storage containers and behaved as though I were Sherman marching through Georgia. I was ruthless, and when I was finished, everything was hanging neatly on the closet rail with room to spare, the shelf above was empty, and my out-of-season clothing filled only two of the five large underbed storage containers. 

Playing Sherman created a lot of extra trips past my to-be-read shelves, which you see in the photo to the left. The shelves were full, and some volumes were lying horizontally in the gaps between the tops of the books and the tops of the shelves. This caused me to take a closer look, and I noticed many titles I'd acquired a good five or six years ago that I had no interest in reading today.

This happens. My reading tastes do change, and what I fancied six years ago may hold no interest for me today. So... it was time to march through those TBR shelves and give them a thorough weeding. How do I march? On a wheeled backless stool. I glide more than I march.

Now I have a lot of clothing and books to donate, and breathing space on my shelves again. I must be doing a better job than in the past because my shelves used to become filled to overflowing in much less time than six years!

But I really need to stop feeling smug and get out to the corral. Those links sure do get restless! Head 'em up! Mooooooooooove 'em out!

►Book, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists & Quizzes◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!


  1. I admire you, Cathy, for going through your things like that. It's especially hard to do with books, isn't it? Oh, and your bookshelves are beautiful! Now, off to Luxor...

    1. I think both of us will be keeping an eye on Luxor!

  2. I think we're kindred spirits on the cleaning issue. For some reason, I like to vacuum, but there's always better to do than all other kinds of cleaning.

    Congrats on going through your clothes and books to give to others.

    1. I was born to have maids. Unfortunately, I wasn't given the budget for them.

  3. The bookshelves are wonderful and everything looks so neat and tidy.

    I have very tall bookshelves and have books and pottery and other things interspersed around the shelves. It looks very nice. However, I am not one to dust and clean the shelves and everything on them.

    I don't know how anyone does it, but yours look like they're in perfect order and condition.

    1. Thanks, Kathy, although I do have to admit that taking the photo from a distance means that you can't see the dust that I had yet to remove. I have a friend who says that dust is a protective coating. I like the way she thinks.


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