You may remember it from the tiny area behind my front door that we simply decorated through compromise. Sure I could have plopped the basket down and be done but next to my TV console it would get visually lost in the sea of brown.
We go to the library once a week and load up on a weeks worth of books. When we get home we put all our books in the little basket by the door. I read two books a night to my littlest and a few times a week I read a chapter out of a book to the whole crew.
We just finished Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingells Wilder and we just started on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Did you know the wicked witch of the west slippers were silver?!
When we complete a book out of the basket we put it in our library bag to be taken back. When the basket is empty we know its time to head back to the library for more. This system has proven itself to be very effective. My littlest knows every night to grab his choice of books out the basket so we can read together.