With my wallpaper stripper at the ready, Operation Reading Room began today. This is the conversion of the games/sleepover room into a TV-free sanctuary with chesterfield chairs and lots and lots of books. When I'm reading I can block out visual distractions. This is a skill honed over six years of study while ignoring the laundry, dirty dishes and general disorder. Noise, on the other hand, is a terrible distraction.
Hence the reading room. This is one of those projects that will be 'worth it in the end'. In the meantime, we've had fun manoeuvring an enormous bookcase around the house. I was coming to the conclusion that I had far too many books. You can see just a few of the books here...
Surely I didn't need all these books? It was time to be ruthless. Time to say goodbye to the half-reads, the worthy-but dulls and the panic-how-on-earth-am-I going-to-write-this-essay buys. How many did I manage to get rid of?
Well, I tried. And here's hoping it will be worth it in the end.