I've been bombarded recently with someone wanting to know how many books I have, and where I keep them all.
I'm happy to comply, but you see, if I do show you, I'm afraid you'll think I'm a terrible slob. Usually I'm not, but uh, I don't have NEARLY enough room to put all my books (there are piles of them, and I honestly am trying to get rid of some. Honestly) so therefore I end up with this:
There you go. A compulsive reader's mess.