Blogging my Way through the Alphabet: B is for Bibliotheca


Any home schooler who is reading this will be sitting nodding their head, very possibly sympathising as one addict to another, wondering how on earth it got so out of hand.

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Once upon a time I had a normal life with a normal home.  Yes, we had books, but in the main our walls were, y’know, walls.  And our roof rested atop said walls.  Now we have bibliotheca, or to be more accurate bibliothecas.  In fact, it is a little known fact that we do not live in a cottage.  Oh no.  Our home was simply built around us.  As Mr Amazon Man delivered books each day week day, our beautiful home took form.  Our cottage is in actuality a series of bibliothecas with a roof built over the top.  We have no walls, only piles and piles (and piles) of books.

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You see, one characteristic inherent in almost every home schooler I know is their rather large collection of books.  I am frequently told by non-homeschoolers that we own more books than we could possibly ever need or in deed read.  Ha!  What do they know?  They may have a point.

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We are all mildly addicted to books chez moi and now own more books than we do home.  Humans and bibliothecas really don’t have room to co-exist here at the cottage.  This leaves us with a rather difficult conundrum of what to get rid of….family member or books?  I mean, we truly don’t have room for both, so one must go.  I am attached to both my family and my books, so I am thinking of alternatives.

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Books make jolly good walls and seem to hold our roof on exceptionally well, so I vote for simply continuing to build more rooms actually using the books as walls.  I mean, we will get more space (for the humans) as well as saving on building materials (by using the books).  It’s win-win.  And we can keep all our family members 🙂

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