Make Those Books Work!

So what do we do with All those Books?  You know what I’m talking about.  There are the ones on the nightstand (like in the picture above) that are waiting to be read.  There are the ones on the book shelf shelf that need to be read, or they are too precious to turn loose.  Then there are the ones that we need to pass along, donate or whatever, but we have not gotten around to doing this.  So what do we do with all of these?  I say PUT THEM TO WORK!

I love books.  I really do.  It’s been a life long love affair, starting when I was just a small child.  Over the years, I’ve dragged piles and boxes of books all over the country with me every time I moved.  I have lost many books and have shed a tear or two over some precious ones along the way.

I’ve always had a certain reverence and respect for books.  They are the windows and pathways to those worlds we do not or cannot travel physically.  I developed a Love of reading very young. (Thank you Mom!) I was taught to handle and care for books with respect.

I have tried diligently to stop hanging on to books!  I’ve thinned them down….sigh.  But I still have shelves, boxes, and piles of books.

So I decided that if these books were going to be a continuing part of my life, then they were going to earn their keep!   This is a SMALL dent.  But below are ways that I have put a few of my books to work.

I raised the head of my bed a few inches to combat acid re flux.  Why spend good money on silly gadgets when your books will work for free?

Of course we must do Both side of the bed.  I can’t have a lop-sided bed now, can I?  Hee hee!!

This is where my bedroom TV sits.  My DVD player is just a little too thick to sit under the middle of the TV, so I put it under one of the legs.  I had to find something to prop the other leg up to the same height.  What to use?  A book!

Need a door stop?  Put a book to work!

Books are a huge part of many of our lives.  You might want to look at them a little differently to see how they be put to work for you too!

Copyright (C) Penny Wilson

 

About Penny Wilson Writes

I am a freelance writer that writes in several genres. I've had a successful blog with a growing and loyal following for more than 5 years. I've written articles for Counseling Directory .org, Introvert Dear .com, and WOW Women on Writing. My poetry has been published on Ariel Chart, a monthly online Journal and Spill Words Press. I'm currently working on my first novel. You can find more of my writings on my blog at: https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow me on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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10 Responses to Make Those Books Work!

  1. My books are my treasures and I just can’t bring myself to make them work, Penny. Good ideas though.

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  2. Glad I’m not the only one who uses a book as a doorstop 🤗

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  3. Oh my! I’m not sure if I should be in shock or in awe! Penny, you never disappoint! 🙂

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  4. Creative and practical. This post made me smile.

    I love books, too, although I don’t own all that many. I check mine out from our local library.

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  5. WaltPage says:

    Interesting, lol ☺❤

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