18 February 2008

My Favorite Room


While the weather tries to make up it mind, Meg and I are forced to spend the better part of our days indoors. If we're not in the kitchen, we're in the library. This wasn't planned, it just kind of happened. Since we both majored in English, we have accumulated a shit load of books (there's another couple book cases around the corner). Subsequently, we needed a place to store them and when they were all put together, voila, a library was born. 

13 comments:

Woody said...

I just stumbled into your blog this morning. Great reading. I like your chicken com poster and the rain barrel series is very well done. I'll be back often.

peace

Patrick said...

I don't know if it's my favorite room, but we have one like this too for the same reason. Mostly it was books from our studies that we didn't want to get rid of left us with the dilemma of what to do with them. Leave them in boxes, or put them in a bookshelf? When all was said and done we ended up with a room full of bookshelves.

I really think we need to work on getting rid of some of these books by now...

vegmonkey said...

It'd be nice to have the space! I think all my books at the moment are either cookery or gardening books...not sure that quite suffices as a library. You'll be looking for somewhere with this much space when you move then?

Angelina said...

That is a beautiful sight! I have always wanted a library.

seeded said...

Very nice! We think we have a library, but it's also the spare room/future nursery and more than half the books are in fact in other rooms, so I don't think we actually have one. And it's not nearly as nice-looking as that. (I love the floor.)

mom said...

I love your library too! Since I've been there, others might not get how big the room is. You need a panoramic (sp?) lens so that they can see the big window and all of your very healthy plants.

Kelly said...

impressive! I'd love to have all of our books in one room like that, but for now they're spread all over in bookcases or stored in boxes. I've purged quite a lot of them in the past few years, too.

Kelly said...

Woody, We're glad to have you by and we'll sure pay you a visit as well.


Patrick, I have no problem sending unused items to the salvation army. Our books on the other hand are strictly off limits. There are stories on those shelves that have changed me in some way or another and I just can't separate myself from that relationship.


Vegmonkey, The space is nice and yes we hope to have the same available when we move. I think all libraries need a food and garden section. Meg and I have been trying to build one for a year and a half.


Angelina, Like I said, our library kind of happened by default. Now that we have one, I don't know if I could ever be without it.


Jenny, It sounds like your entire house is a library. I love it when it doesn't matter what room you're in and there is always something to read.


Laurel, I think the library window could be a post all by itself. We'll certainly show the plants real soon when we start our seeds.


Kelly, I remember having to spread my books about when I was living in a very tiny apartment in Pittsburgh. Each room had its own theme, which was fun, but my friends made sure to give me a hard time about it.(I deserved it.)

Andrew said...

what a fantastic room, we have approx 30 boxes of book awaiting me to build our garage (or what will become the library/bar)

Laural said...

I would LOVE to have a library! I have kept every book I've ever owned. My husband just doesn't get it- he's Brazilian, and when we go back to his hometown of 500,000, there is only ONE bookstore. And when I went in, it had only ONE book in English.

Kelly said...

Hey Andrew, A library and a bar?! Well, I always did think that Faulkner made more sense with a little buzz going.


Hello Laural, Not all cultures are readers. I know that the amount a typical person from the US reads is embarrassingly low compared to someone from Europe.

Patrick said...

Kelly, is that true? I don't have the sense the Dutch are particularly big readers. Of course I have no idea about any other European country.

There are of course many exceptions, but generally speaking people from the US are among the most educated in the world. While some European countries may be on par, I doubt any have significantly higher education standards than the US and some are certainly lower. Reading usually goes along with being more educated.

Jenny said...

No wonder it's your favorite room!