Daily Prompt: Final Trio – the problem with books

For our final trio prompt of the year, write about any topic you wish, but make sure your post features a bookcase, something cracked, and a song you love.

Hobby Room

Down in the cellar there is a room with a bookcase. No, not just one bookcase, but a few bookcases. It is the overflow from the apartment, the books that are books with covers and paper and print, not the books that you upload onto an electronic apparatus.

We really wanted to keep the books in the apartment, but they actually began to reproduce, they took over. One morning I awoke to find the door of the bedroom open being pushed by three books that had wandered in from the living room bookshelf.

“What are you doing here, you had a nice comfortable place on the third shelf on the right.”

“Forget it book reader, we have no room. The volume of “Cooking for 5 star cooks” expanded during the night. It decided we were too inferior to share the same shelf because we were just ordinary criminal stories. We are moving into the bedroom, so that you can read us before going to sleep.”

“Oh I see, perhaps I can shift the cooking book into the kitchen.”

“We told him to go to the kitchen, but he said it was a definite No. He was not going to hang around in those kitchen smells, the damp and the grease. He was meant for better things, being a 5 star cooking book and wanted the best place on the shelf. He pushed us off.”

“But I do not have room for you in the bedroom. I shifted a bookshelf into the hobby room in the cellar, so I will take you down there.”

I picked them up and carried them downstairs, which was not easy, they were struggling all the way. Eventually we reached our destination and I put them on the top shelf next to the German classics. An argument began at once.

“Hey reader, this is not our place. We are english books and really do not want to mix with the foreign stuff.”

“Are you talking to us. Zis is not ze vay to speak to we deutsche books. We are zu special to be put on the same shelf as ze english books” and the German books pushed the three english books out of the shelf where they fell on a glass vase on their way causing a crack on its side.

“Books can you behave, if you are German or english it makes no difference, the main point is that you are good reading material. Now you have cracked the vase we were given on our wedding day by great aunt Matilda.”

“If you are so proud of this vase, why is it in the cellar. We want to return to the upstairs room, or at least be given a more dignified place. Just a moment, I can see a space between the complete Sherlock Holmes works and the Harry Bosch books, that will do nicely.”

I didn’t realise books could be so fussy, but I did as they said and they seem to be settling down nicely, exchanging stories and situations.

“Ok reader you can go, we are now happy.

So here is a song about books – I don’t plaster my blogs with You Tube favourite songs, because I do not push my favourites onto anyone, but I found this a suitable song if anyone wants to listen.

By the way, did you notice, the ping backs have disappeared again. Who cares? I am fed up with caring.

Daily Prompt: Final Trio – the problem with books

27 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Final Trio – the problem with books

  1. Good choice of song. I hadn’t even realized the pingbacks weren’t working until I finally finished my post, which took me a while because I had to take some pictures and the sun had gone away, so the living room was now a bit dark for photography. We had two days of pingbacks … Sigh. And there I was, thinking the problem had been solved. Oh well. As you say, I’m tired of caring about it. I’ll just write what I write. I did not notice that the days with pingbacks produced more views than without them. In fact, it was the same or a little less. Go figure.

    We have books and bookcases everywhere in the house. This is after giving away thousands to libraries, high schools, the senior center, friends. They breed when we aren’t looking. That has to be the answer because I’d swear I’m not buying paper books anymore … well, maybe a few. So many books, so little time. My reading list is now officially longer than the remainder of my natural life is likely to be.

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    • My reading list is bilingual and the length is twice as much as it would be otherwise. I have never given a book away and neither has Mr. Swiss and that is the problem. We exchange books, but often I download a book and he downloads the same book in german. He understands english and reads it very well, but is more comfortable with the german version.It was disappointing without the ping backs, I feel so comfortable again when they re-appeared. Somehow I felt I was missing out on something when they were not gone. I really had to squeeze my effort in today after son no. 2 left with our future daughter-in-law, yes it was announced today

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  2. I just shared this cute song with my grand-daughter. 🙂 She’s only 8 months old, so maybe her mom will share it with her.

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  3. “By the way, did you notice, the ping backs have disappeared again. Who cares? I am fed up with caring.” Me too!! Yours did show up though because I am reading it. Mine didn’t show up. I wrote it from Blogsy so I guess WordPress is kicking out Blogsy posts, like your books! LOL! haha


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