Challenge done...I thank you!
I like to keep my collection 'managed' and in one place, I don't like to have books all over the house (I have in the past but no more).
I had book shelves in my old kitchen but not in my new one as I wanted more cupboard space rather than display space.
I don't tend to buy many food magazines but if I do and I want to keep a recipe I cut them out and keep them in a recipe file I was bought as a gift. I don't keep the magazines. I have them organised and kept in some kind of order. I do buy books if and when I travel abroad, but with baggage weight restrictions now I am limited. I have my mantras about my own collection...'keep it refreshed'...'if you don't use it don't hang on to it'.
By the way the lid of that foot stool my feet are resting on to the right here opens up you know, quite good for storage and the like in the living room.
Do I ever use it to store my recipe books?
As I said earlier on, I keep my collection quite small and manageable, I don't hoard stuff, as I do have a thing about 'too much stuff in the house'.
I 'might' have another stash in one of the wardrobes upstairs all ready to be donated. Is that another Ooooppppppssssss?