A Golden Nugget – in a Sea of Books

I re-arranged my living room this past Sunday. I have an L-shaped couch that dominates the small room. Every time you go through it there is the looming question, will there be a dog lying in just the wrong spot? Will I slip and fall down the stairs?

I had a brainstorm, took some measurements and turned the couch to block the never-used, long-obstructed fireplace, moved some bookshelves around and voila!, more space!

Moving the bookshelves also meant going through the books, in the living room and other locations, to decide which books would stay, and which would be moved to more appropriate locations.

I took the opportunity to make our large bookcase more of a showcase for the classics and better-looking books we have…

In Emily’s room, we added some shelving and brought in more of the ‘books miscellany’ – the paperbacks and learning to read series…

I moved this bookshelf from Dave’s side of the bed (and filled it with our small DVD collection) and replaced it with a wider bookshelf from my side of the bed, opening up some space for me…

And this bookshelf I moved from the hallway, opening up that space as well (our local fire department would be so proud)…

And as I continued to pick out books and fill it up, I found this little gem…

It is from my grandmother’s house. Inside the flap you will see that it is apparently a signed copy to my grandfather (Dr. G.H. Sandfort) from the author himself…

With all that I have been reading in A Thomas Jefferson Education I was over the moon to find this little treasure. It looks to be a in-depth analysis of the Constitution. How perfect for me to read, right after I read through the Declaration of Independence and Constitution in their entirety. It makes me dream of a class for the LEARN teens, in which we could study the two documents and analyze them as a group.

This is in line with the suggestions of A Thomas Jefferson Education which I will be reviewing in tomorrow’s post. Stay tuned!

 

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