How to Keep A Library Of (Physical) Books

I strongly agree with this post. I am the biggest book worm. I love real books. I love the weight of them. I love the feel in my hands. I love turning the pages. I simply can not be a kindle person. Every room of my house is overflowing with my extensive collection of books. I’m not a library person either because every book I own is filled with marks. I like to highlight them, underline and write little notes all over the margins. Sometimes I write longer notes on paper and stick it in between the pages, then later, sometimes years later, I go back and reread many of my notes.

My favorite book is the Bible my grandfather gave me when I was around five years old. It is incredibly beat up. I still have handwritten notes and prayers inside of it from when I was five to ten years old. Whenever I have to evacuate for hurricanes or if there is a false fire alarm and so forth, it is constantly something I grab.

There is a hotel in Manhattan called the Hudson. I have stayed there plenty of times and one of the lounges is called The Library. It has a big painting of a humorous cow and a purple felt antique billiard table. There are English leather wing chairs and sofas in front of a comfy fireplace. There are hardwood floors, oriental area rugs and there are tall shelves to the vaulted ceiling filled with books. It’s a great space to have a glass of wine or a mug of hot cocoa and relax and read. It’s one of my dreams to build a huge library like the one in this hotel in one of my homes one day. Until then I will have to keep tripping over my beloved books which are everywhere.


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