As regular readers of the blog will know the main bulk of my collection resides in the man cave - the loft to be specific. This is really handy, especially as SWMBO is an avowed minimalist when it comes to interior design and decor. She also is not keen on having books on display. As the equivalent of a domestic papal dispensation I was allowed to have a single shelf in the lounge for books. This was very handy as it meant that I did not have to keep trotting up and down into the loft every time I wanted to check something.
As an aside I am sure there is deity somewhere that ensures that when you have a pile of six books in front of you the information you need will either be in a book that you do not have or in one that is, in my case, in the loft.
As part of the recent lounge refurbishment we had two units ripped out either side of the fireplace and replaced with a custom built cupboard one side and the TV unit on the other. The previous version of the cupboard was filled with a variety of stuff - paperbacks, cds, tealights and other bits and pieces. The new version has been designated as a book cupboard by the management and so I was delighted to see that her modest library of new age style reading material, travel guides and a selection of street maps only took up a singe shelf.
Imagine then, my delight and surprise when SWMBO informed me that the other two shelves were for me.
Working quickly (before she changed her mind) I managed to spirit tw shelves worth of books from the loft and into their new abode. These will doubtlessly be rotated as projects wax and wane but there is sufficient variety to hand to keep even my most esoteric flights of fancy satisfied.
Best of all, when the doors are closed SWMBO cannot see them.
Domestic harmony is all.....
For the record there are copies of the Portable Wargame series in evidence if you look closely!