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Monday, June 23, 2008

I spent Saturday moving furniture around, which was about as much fun as it sounds. The thing about buying new furniture is that you have to get rid of the old furniture that the new furniture is replacing, and what seemed like a normal sized chair or sofa suddenly swells up and fills with large stones. (Oh, and if you're clumsy like me, you will drop things. Heavy things. On your feet. Unfortunately, as I bruise if you look sideways at me, the resulting bruises aren't nearly as dramatic as I think they should be. I've had worse bruises from the dog jumping onto my lap and she weighs way less than that stupid furniture!)

Anyway. It's things like this that make me worry about ever moving because if furniture turns cumbersome, what on earth can I expect from all my books? Don't get me wrong--I love my books, I can't go into a bookstore without drooling over at least four things and never leave without at least one book, but the thought of packing them all up? Shudder. I have bookcases that are triple filled, and whenever my parents come by, they always ask (in the way parents do where they pretend they are joking but you know they mean it) if I'm quite sure the second floor of the house will hold up under the weight of my books.**

Speaking of books, I want to say yay! and congratulations to last week's contest winners--Emily, Jacqueline, and Annie.

I also have a few more books to give away: Take Me There by Susane Colasanti, Cindy Ella by Robin Palmer, the dead & the gone by Susan Beth Pfeffer, and A Certain Slant of Light by Laura Whitcomb. If you're interested in winning one of these, just leave a comment here by midnight EST on Friday, June 27th and then I'll pick four winners at random and each of those four people will get a book. You can enter no matter where you live (I will ship books overseas) and if you've won something from me before.

**I would never tell them this--but occasionally, as the floor creaks under one of my bookcases as I find a way to slide yet another book onto it, I do wonder if they might be right.

OH! I almost forgot, but last week, a commenter asked about BEA pictures, and I do have some--just click on the links embedded in this entry (I can never bring myself to post multiple photos in blog posts, as I always think about people who still have to use dial-up and how long it takes for even one picture to load) But yes, there are BEA pictures here.

20 Comments:

Blogger The Story Siren said...

moving furniture.... yay! not my idea of fun either!

I would love to have a chance to win some books though, that sounds like lots of fun! so please enter me!

thestorysiren@hotmail.com

thanks!!

June 23, 2008 12:35 PM  
Blogger KissToBetray said...

This contest look really awsome, sign me up!

June 23, 2008 1:28 PM  
Blogger Juanita said...

Moving does suck. I moved ten times in six years (being a college student); however, I've lived in this same apartment for four years, so I've managed to accumulate a LOT of stuff. I'll only be here another year, and I'm already dreading the move.

June 23, 2008 2:01 PM  
OpenID trudeau1031 said...

I had to move a couple weeks ago, so though it wasn't replacing, it still sucked

xoxo Brittany

June 23, 2008 2:47 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Yay! I do love your contests!

June 23, 2008 2:59 PM  
Blogger Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh gosh, that must be a ton of books...but I can't stop buying books either! It's quite an obsession and my problem isn't collapsing levels, but more like..where do I PUT them all? haha

-Lauren
lauren51990@aol.com

June 23, 2008 3:33 PM  
Blogger Rylie said...

Great contest -- enter me please!

Rylie
bcanyon at hotmail dot com

June 23, 2008 3:45 PM  
Blogger The Book Muncher said...

i dont like moving. not that i have that i remember, but physical work and i do not mix well

June 23, 2008 4:48 PM  
Blogger jt4xa said...

Out with the old and in with the new :) Yay for contests!

Please enter me:
jt4xa@virginia.edu

June 23, 2008 6:00 PM  
Blogger dreaming days away said...

yeah... im moving in about a month and im not looking forward to it. the first thing i'm investing in when i move tho, is a nice bookshelf. my room is kind of random book city right now.

oh and yes, i want to win a book! :)

faithfulbrowneyes at yahoo.com

June 23, 2008 7:17 PM  
Blogger Alea said...

Haha! I have my shelves packed as tight as possible. I went to a library sale about two weeks ago and those books are still in the bag. there is nowhere to put them! i think my creative shelf packing has come to an end. i told myself i wouldn't buy any books for awhile and that is NOT happening. i have no idea how i am going to move these one day when i do move. *shudders*

I'd love to enter your contest!
aleareads@gmail.com

June 23, 2008 10:19 PM  
Blogger Cyndi said...

Yay! Another contest! Enter me please! :D

-Cyndi
mistique44952@yahoo.com

June 23, 2008 11:06 PM  
Blogger kidsbookpusher said...

I know exactly what you mean about too many books! I just spent yesterday buying another set of bookshelves to house the 100+ books that I got at BEA.
BTW, I did read that previous entry about the BEA, I just thought you might have a few more pics hidden elsewhere :P Thanks again for posting them though :)

June 24, 2008 3:20 AM  
Blogger Book~Adorer said...

I am moving soon myself, you just reminded me of all the work I have to do, Blech! I love 'A Certain Slant of light'! I haven't read the others but I'd love to win and find out if I would like them. So please sign me up =)

June 24, 2008 3:28 AM  
Blogger Tempestt said...

Great contest! Please enter me!

temppatt at gmail dot com

June 24, 2008 7:08 PM  
Blogger Kate said...

Ha, my book shelves are also double and triple filled. Reading's never a bad thing though, right :)

I'd love to enter your contest!

kate137m@gmail.com

June 25, 2008 12:26 AM  
Blogger Writer's Block Reviews said...

Enter me, please! =)

June 25, 2008 10:09 AM  
Blogger softindierocker said...

Who actually likes rearranging furniture? =) Not me. Lol, that must be alot of books! Thanks for the contest! =D

~Lucy D =)

June 25, 2008 11:05 PM  
Blogger A Literate Musician said...

I love moving furniture. I like having a new look to a room. It's refreshing.

June 26, 2008 10:35 AM  
Blogger Sammie said...

You're right moving furniture is not the easiest thing to do. I tried moving a chair out of my bedroom last weekend and ended up getting stuck between the door and the chair.

I have a problem with buying books as well. Like, for example, I went to Barnes & Noble last night with the intentions of buying just one book and I ended up with five. I just have to find a place to put them now.

But, anywho, I'd love it if you entered me in the contest.

jobro13@yahoo.com

Thank you!
-Sammie

June 26, 2008 4:41 PM  

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