A question for the anal ages:
Do you line up your books along the back of the bookshelf, leaving room for other things (like little framed pictures or empty vases or the small ceramic turtle you bought in Mexico) in front? Or do you shelve them so the spines all line up evenly along the front of the shelf? And if you do it the second way, do you do anything with the empty space between the books and the back of the shelf?
I’ve always done it the first way. John has asked me to try it the second way because it’s neater. I’ll give him that. I’m not convinced it’s better, though. I have this irrational fear that wild animals or spiders or some other unpleasant things are going to move in and nest in that unused space. Because I can’t see it. And I’m usually so vigilant.
I wish I hadn’t put that thought into words.