Do you push them all to the back, so they might be uneven but give you space for knick-knacks in front of them, or pull them all forward so they are even?
I’m about 25% of the way into this book. Before I started, some of my friends warned me I should really read an abridged version, but that goes against every English-major bone in my body.
They were right.
I thought all the backstory of the bishop was too much at the beginning of the novel. That’s nothing compared to the play by play of the battle of Waterloo happening at the start of Volume II, with no sign of either Napoleon’s defeat or any hint of relevance to the larger story on the horizon. Get it together, Hugo!