The anatomy of my book stack

I have named each part of the stack, because I can. I have stack one, which is to the left and is mostly hardback books and thicker paperbacks, because there is a window frame next to it. It’s less likely to fall over to the left because of this lip.

Stack two is in the middle. Is balanced on the vertical books that are on the actual bookshelf that you can’t really see. It has hardback books on the bottom for a base. Halfway up it has smaller paperbacks. I put a piece of cardboard on top of the small paperbacks to give it a little more of a base for stability. Then it goes to larger paperback books with a hardback or two in it. I plan on pulling it down and fixing it for stability. It’s on the to-do list.

Stack three is almost exclusively small paperbacks. Two of my kindle paperwhites sit here, too. They need to be charged. I also have a piece of cardboard in this stack, but its for attaching my book light to whatever I’m reading. The light is great for hardback books, but I need the cardboard for the light to be stable on the paperback.

The bookshelf section of the stack is under stacks two and three. On the right side of the shelving unit is a place to hold a charging hub. I have a small one on there, but it’s difficult to plug things in there. My fitbit charger, Garmin charger, and other chargers I don’t have to unplug often are plugged in there.

The middle section of the bookshelf has another charging him that is easily accessible. It has several vertical books, too. Only one of these books has stack two settled on it.

The left section of the bookshelf has another set of vertical books and an upright piece of cardboard. These books are the main base for stack two. The cardboard is for attaching the book light when I can’t get the light attached to my book for whatever reason.

Because not all books are the same size, my book stack has gaps. I keep things stuck in the gaps that’ll help me with my reading. My glasses have a little spot, between stack one and two. My Kindle oasis sits vertically between stacks two and three, and it can be charged while it sits there, since the hub and cable are right underneath it. My book light lives just under stack two in a little gap on the left side vertical books. On the little, nearly useless shelves on the right side of the bookshelf, I keep my earplugs and a couple of boxes of small bookmarks.

The tv remotes live in front of stack three. These aren’t helpful for reading, but they live there. My medication, dress watch, and retainer case live on the tiny shelf, too.

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