Friday, August 7, 2009

Upcoming Review: Something a Bit Different

I had to laugh a little when I saw a post about a bookcase giveaway at Temple Library Reviews since I had the same initial reaction when I was contacted by CSN (a company that apparently sells things like office furniture, bookcases, desks, and mattresses) about reviewing one of their products: puzzlement. In fact, I nearly deleted the message until the word "bookcase" caught my eye. Then I figured why not write a bookcase review - anyone who loves books enough to follow a book blog like this one is probably afflicted with problems similar to mine - having eight bookshelves and still not enough space for all these books that pile up. Plus the bookshelves I do have tend to bend under the weight of thick epic fantasy hardcovers. This is actually what got me thinking that a review of this sort of product would be useful; I've had so many crappy bookshelves that I know I would have appreciated a bit of up-front testing.

While looking through their site, I was positively drooling over some of the shelves - someday I want to have the money and space to have a library wall or a gorgeous corner bookcase. I've always wanted to have a library with enough shelf space to actually alphabetize my books since now I have to double stack them all, which means keeping similarly sized books together. So I can't alphabetize them by author very well (especially since they are also spread throughout the apartment) and it drives the anal side of me crazy. (Plus I just like for sets of books to look like they go together because well... have I mentioned I'm anal about some things?) I was about to ask if I was the only one who had that problem, but fortunately, I remembered this discussion from Orannia's blog. It was such a relief to discover I wasn't the only one.


orannia said...

LOL! A library wall...I can't look because then I'll want one and I'm sure they don't ship all theh way down here. But I can dream :)

Benjamin said...

A review of a bookcase certainly sounds interesting!

At the moment, I have just enough shelf space, but I figure I'll probably run out by the end of the year. You're not the only one who is anal about their books. Mine have to placed just so and look just right.

Those pictures you linked are making me drool. Someday!

Kristen said...

Orannia - I'd love a library wall but I'll have to keep dreaming too. $3800 is a bit more than I can justify spending on a bookcase right now. Someday, though... I will have a room with a library wall full of books!

Benjamin - Glad to hear more evidence that I'm not the only one who is anal about their books. Unfortunately, I have to ignore those tendencies if I want to actually fit all my books on the cases. It drives me crazy. After I get the new case, I'll have to see what I can do about that.

Aren't those cases lovely? I'm going to have to have something that nice someday too.