What's your favorite use for a book besides reading it?
Personally, I'm not the kind of person who cuts up books and turns them into artwork or anything like that. Reading is pretty much the only real use I see for books. Well, reading and decorating. So that is going to be my answer, decorating.
There were a LOT of books in my house growing up. My mother is a retired English teacher. But the books tended to be spread all over the house and there was never a clear home library. I always dreamed about having a library in my home when I got older, and now I kind of do.
On my last count, we have somewhere around 500 books in our house. Obviously, I've read more books than that but I'm a big e-reader and library user. Most of the books that we own have some value. My husband reads far less often than I, but he is the spawn of parents who collect rare books. So probably at least 200 of our 500 or so books are first additions of currently out of print books, and at least another hundred are books signed by the author.
We don't have any one room in our house dedicated solely to the purpose of book storage, so I guess there is still no library. But three of the four walls of our dinning room are covered with floor to ceiling bookcases. And I must say, I do like the way they make the room look. We also have at least one bookcase in every other room in the house. They are divided up so all our travel books our in the guest room, our cook books are in the kitchen and so forth. But I like the way they make those rooms look too.
So there is my answer. My favorite use for books besides reading is decorating, well I guess decorating and investing except I have no intention of ever selling any of the rare books currently in my possession.
What about you? What is your favorite use for books besides reading?