Thursday, October 8, 2009

Secret Book Stash

Does everyone have books tripled stacked on their shelves (a shelf in every room), squished in under dressers, under the bed, and in boxes on top of cupboards?

This is just one of the secret book stashes in my house (not too good for the books, I know -- I'm not a collector, just a reader). Where are your secret stashes? Anyone who can identify one of these titles will win a prize!


  1. Dear Magdalena,

    Yes, there is a problem. Some of mine are stowed in caravans, one of which is not really roofed properly now. A few are in a dead truck. One whimp of a book is in an old-age home for books, in state library. It claimed it was too old for here, having just had its three hundred and eighty-first birthday. So we let it go and good riddance. Some have escaped to relatives' and friends'houses. Termites ate one of the main beams of the big shed and the roof obeyed the law of gravity, but they very considerately did not eat the books. We found a beam the termites did not find to their taste. So the books are fine. I think.

    I thought it was just me. Thank you. I feel better now.

    And a very warm welcome to the Literature Group. Perhaps we can burn some books there, to make it warmer.



  2. Hey Magdalena

    I have a shelf outside of my room packed with books...have I read them all? lol... should I read them all? definitely!

    I wanted a challenge to see if I could find the name of the top blue book after noticing the name Peter Mayle on it I believe. Is that Toujours Provence?

    I haven't read any of his books but I hear that one is comical.

  3. Mindy, you're right! Well done!! Sorry it has taken me so long to come back to you on this. Email me directly at and I'll send you your prize. Toujours Provence is very light and easy to read - and forgettable (I've forgotten what it was about even, other than something to do with food, provence, and truffles), but if you've been to that part of the world, it's a nice reminder.