"A room without books is like a body without a soul." -- Cicero
I wrote it down in my journal not only because it justifies my book hoarding, but because I think it's true. Every room in my house has books, some more than others. I have always loved having books around but I haven't always been good at displaying them.
I remember in college having them displayed in my apartment in plastic crates stacked as a bookshelf. Yeah - NOT ATTRACTIVE.
Then I realized there is sort of an art to displaying books. You can place a few on a wall shelf:
Whatever you do, display them as you would other accessories in your home! Get them out of boxes and stop stacking them all vertically in bookshelves.