In this house, we are readers. There are types of books we like, but in general, we just like books. We regularly lament the fact that there is no possible way to live long enough to read all the books we want to read.
So, for our Christmas Tree this year, we decided to create one out of books. This trend has appeared recently in libraries and bookstores everywhere, and of course on Pinterest. There are several ways to do this, as any quick Google image search will reveal:
For the stacked-books effect, most sites warn that it will take more books than you think it will. Luckily, in our house, enough books is not even a little bit of a problem. Notice the still-full floor-to-ceiling bookcase behind the tree. That's not the only still-full large bookcase in the house, either.
I'm not looking forward to the post holiday season when I will have to dismantle the tree and put away all of the books exactly where they belong (when you own this many books, they don't go on shelves willy-nilly, or you'd never find them), but for now I can enjoy my tree made of very processed trees.