They sat ... and sat ...
Then, last night, during the pounding and booming of a summer thunderstorm, I suddenly (in a flash of lightning) saw those boards in a new light:
"SHELVES!" I cried, and sprang immediately into action.
BUT THEN, in another blaze of firey lightning, I spied my pile of Reading For My Urban Theory Course, left long forgotten in a corner!
A mod-podge! I would decorate my bookshelf with the Written Word and Recycle Otherwise Useless Urban Theory Articles!
I rebounded into action, working fervently to the sound of the crashing rain, (Elmer's) glue flying everywhere ... I put them on a rack to dry for a few hours, poking at them every few minutes impatiently.