Well, if bookaholic isn't a real word... it should be! I have very eclectic reading tastes which lean mainly towards non-fiction... any kind of non-fiction. Sometimes this words to my advantage. I took a course recently on an obscure type of lace - Carrickmacross Lace to be exact - and when I looked at home after, lo and behold, I actually had a book on it! Mostly, though, my inability to leave any stitching, craft, or fibre art book on the shelf in a store when it could be in my home is not a good thing, or maybe it is just too much of a good thing.
So, step one in taming the stash monster is to get my book collection under control. The first step was donating three boxes of books to the local youth embroidery chapter. There are three boxes sitting on the porch right now waiting to go to the thrift store. Seven or eight boxes have already gone there.
And still, this is what it looks like at my house...
This bookshelf is down in the living room and it has all my Inspirations magazines, Piecework, A Needle Pulling Thread as well as more books!
There are a total of five of these bookshelves in the library in my house. Yes, that is actually what we call that room!
So, what am I doing? Giving books to the library, giving books to the youth embroiderers' group, taking them to guild meetings and giving them away! And I don't think I have made a dent yet!
So, now I am listing them for sale on Amazon. So far I have 475 listed!