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I love books, I love reading, I love everything about books, I love bookcases, I love libraries, I just LOVE books! So when I saw this post from Keynko about books and bookcases it got me thinking.
Then I saw the post from the fabulous bloggy guru that is Mammasaurus and that inspired me even further (as that pesky Mammasaurus has a habit of doing). What you have on your bookcase speaks volumes (see what I did there) about you I think, so… here’s are
my our bookcases and more importantly our my books!
On her bookcases she has toy drawers, games, craft stuff, colouring and drawing stuff, and of course books, obviously! We’ve got some firm favourites on there like the Hairy Maclary books, Winnie the Pooh and The Little Bear Stories to some weird and wonderful ones like the most bizarre version of The Wizard of Oz I’ve ever seen with pictures made from photos of toys mixed with illustrations and other weird and wonderful things. This book was a Christmas gift from a fellow 2 year old and came with the explanation “When you open this you might wonder what on earth it is, but we have one and Sammy loves looking at the pictures”. Low and behold I opened it and wondered what on earth but Littlebit loves it as predicted. You win Sammy’s Mummy.
Then you have my bookshelves. You only need look at my Pinterest Board “Dream House” to see how much books form a part of the family home to me. I would love a reading nook and finally in this house I have room for my books. Though when I moved from a house to a flat a few years ago I had to get rid of boxes and boxes of books, these are what I kept at the flat, up in the attic, with the aim that they would once again be brought out and shelved and read as they should be. My bookcase is one of my most favourite things in this house. It makes me happy.
As to the books, well there are recipe books galore…
There is my sewing box, random odds and sods, our music players, an old “treasure chest” of my Grandpa’s that I vividly remember as a child thinking was a pirates chest, an old fashioned barometer which again, I think, belonged to my Grandpa (he was my favourite person in the world as a child).
And finally there’s the randoms. Those books you read and can’t part with or are waiting to be read.
What you can’t see on these photos is the two end shelves which are full of CDs and DVDs. But that’s a whole other post. I need to have clear out of those though, as unlike the books there are still many that are yet to be unpacked. I think I’ll be logging onto musicMagpie at some point soon to make some pennies (for more books) and clear some space
I am a firm believer in reading a book and passing it on, but there are just some I would never part with.
Obviously in addition to all these there’s the books floating around the house, the ones by my bed, the ones on my bureau, the ones in my basket of “to read asap” and the ones on my iPad. I’m currently reading “Life without limits” about the amazingly inspirational Nick Vujicic and as soon as I’ve read that I’m moving on to “Half the Sky” as recommended to me by Sian over at Geek is New Chic absolutely months ago but new recipe books and iPad downloads got in the way.