A Story of Sorts
I thought I would share with you today my collection of stories....or books! I have them sprinkled about my home and they are a major part of my decor. All of the classics and "old" books are on the first floor.
In the above photo, the three blue books were in my grandfather's collection. My grandfather and my mother were avid learners and readers. He would frequently say "if you did not know how to do something, read a book about it step by step". How true!
The local library was my go to place for financial planning, plumbing, gardening, cooking, and leisure reading. I would sign up my kids for reading summer programs, even before they could read. I love going to bookstores and just being alone with other people browsing the aisles.
All four of us love to read. Our tastes are different, but the happiness of starting a book and escaping into a story is the same. At times I think I should pare down the collection, but it would be for me giving away a part of myself. I cannot imagine my living space without books surrounding me.