The Top 10 Piles of Books at My House
Things have gotten out of hand. I’m sure you can relate. After looking at these pictures, you might ask yourself, “Why doesn’t he get some bookshelves?” I have some. They’re pretty big. But not as big as my problem.
Here, then, are the Top 10 random piles of books that I found around my house the other day.
#10: This Pile By the Bed
Huh, interesting. Seven books. Seven. You’re really going to read seven books at the same time?
#9: This Pile on the Dresser
You’ve completely run out of flat surfaces, haven’t you?
#8: This Pile Behind the Chair
Behind a chair? You really have a problem. And what is that backpack thing?
#7: This Friggin’ Pile
#6: This Pile in the Kitchen
You have a pile of books in your kitchen. You are insane.
#5: This Pile on My Desk
You realize that a desk is a place for getting work done. You realize it isn’t considered a storage place, right? Tell me you know this. Also: way to go keeping the used ink cartridge around. I know it can be really tough to part with those.
#4: This Pile on the ???
I can’t even tell you where this is. Looks vaguely familiar … no, can’t tell you where this pile is located. In my own house.
#3: This Very Small Pile Under the Couch
WHY WOULD YOU EVEN HAVE A BOOK UNDER THE COUCH? COULDN’T YOU HAVE PUT IT ON ONE OF THE MANY OTHER PILES AROUND THE HOUSE?
#2: This Pile on the Stairs
What could be more embarrassing than having books on what appears to be every flat surface of your home? That this cute little pile is essentially a booby trap for people to injure themselves as they take to the stairs in an attempt to escape all the other piles of books.
#1: This Pile of One Under a Chair
You put this here for the picture, right? This can’t be real.
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About Travis Jonker
Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.
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