I have a book stacking problem. No, not the mathematician’s book stacking problem (although I love my infinite series to no end, pun totally intended) – rather, the average reader’s book stacking problem. You see, I don’t have a bookshelf. I had bookshelves at home, and I had bookshelves that came with my dorm room in college, but when I started grad school, I didn’t realize that I was missing something until I started stacking my books.
INORITE? How do I get the book I want to read out of these stacks without everything else collapsing on top of me? And don’t even ask me how I can put a book back to its rightful place; it’s like an unwinnable game of Jenga. I’ve thought about stacking my books vertically instead, but came to the conclusion that it would look weird and uneven if I stack vertical books on top of vertical books. So I’ve resigned myself to staring at my stacks of books woefully from afar until I really really REALLY need to read something (which is just about every other day), and then I’d take out that certain book and watch the rest fall.
(This is also why I put the hardcovers at the very bottom, so that my hands don’t take too much of a beating when everything falls down.)
Does anyone have a no-shelf, hazardless way of stacking books? If so, I’m all ears! Or do you suffer from the book stacking problem too? Let me know!