Monday, October 25, 2010

So, I'm addicted to pretty books...

Everyone knows I love to read books...but it doesn't stop there. I love the feel of a book in my hand. I love the smell of books. I love bookstores, bookshops, and libraries...pretty much any gathering of books.


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And I love pretty books. I love old books that were made when books looked pretty just because that's how books were made.

I have a few very old books, and some really pretty books, and if my camera was working, I would show them to you. :(

I have a total of seven book-cases in my house. Oh, I forgot to tell you. I love book-cases!



I honestly think books look pretty just lying around a house...on an end table, on a coffee-table, even on a chair or sofa, turned over because someone's in the process of reading it.



I've never forgotten Louisa May Alcott's description of the March family's home in Little Women:

It was a comfortable old room, though the carpet was faded and the furniture very plain; for a good picture or two hung on the walls, books filled the recesses, chrysanthemums and Christmas roses bloomed in the windows, and a pleasant atmosphere of home-peace pervaded it.


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Me in a book! I did this with a very fun site called PhotoFunia...you can create all kinds of fun images there.

Despite the well-deserved popularity and convenience of things like Kindles, I don't think real, tangible books will ever vanish. I have a feeling there are a lot of people like me, who love books to much to let that happen. What do you think?

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6 comments:

Cindy Swanson said...
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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Precious CIndy,

BOOKS hold a magical charm to them. I find that I get a tickle in my tummy and on my skin when I open a book for the first time. When I re-read it (I do that A LOT), it is like visiting an old friend. You have a GREAT ADDICTION!!!

I love the one with your image! You know that I make my own? It is so much fun.

Have a lovely evening dear one, Anita

Amy R. said...

I feel the same way about books, although I am a very slow reader. There is nothing more relaxing than putting my feet up and holding a book or magazine in my hands. I use books to decorate with too. They are so pretty!
Thanks for stopping by my blog.
Amy

Lea said...

Well, bet you would want no part of a Kindle. :o) And, I do enjoy reading but I do not want stacks and stacks of books around my house. Thus, I love my Kindle. So funny how we all have different likes and dislikes. That's what makes the world go around!

Happy week!

summer said...

As an English teacher I am also in love with books! We have a library in our home and it is quite possibly the happiest room in our little corner of the world. My husband and I love to spend our Sundays relaxing with the paper or a good book. And I have always clung to that description in Little Women too, it's just so lovely. Hope you have a lovely week with plenty of time for reading (visting from Heather's)

Gina said...

I totally agree with you! I love books, real books that I can hold in my hand and snuggle up with in bed. There's nothing like it-especially old ones that have some beautiful character to them.

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