Stephen King once said that “books are a uniquely portable magic.” And doesn’t this library look like a magical scene straight out of Harry Potter?
It’s actually the Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris. Can you imagine?
The next time I am in Paris, I will buy books there.
Thanks to the Goodreads Reading Challenge, I’m allowed to buy books again because I’m (finally) reading books again!
What I just read…
The Outermost House by Henry Beston
What I’m reading now…
Life Is Full of Sweet Spots by Mary O’Connor
The Book of Life: Daily Meditations by Jiddu Krishnamurti
What’s I’m looking forward to reading next…
Convergence by Judith Bruder
The House on Nauset Marsh by Wyman Richardson.
What I MUST get my hands on…
Inferno by Dan Brown
After that, I’m thinking about…
The Book of Flying by Keith Miller
A Sabbath Life: One Woman’s Search for Wholeness by Kathleen Hirsch
The Art of Travel by Alain De Botton
A Family of Poems: My Favorite Poetry for Children by Caroline Kennedy
Love at first sight at the Book Barn in Niantic, CT. (Him or me?)
In a recent blog post, my friend Judith wrote: “Why so many books on booklovers’ shelves? I have a theory. I am convinced that, in the middle of the night, books hop down off their shelves and mate, which is why people always find their shelves overflowing all the while swearing, truly, I did NOT buy all of these!”
It MUST be true!
Thank goodness we have these examples for how we can shelve our obsessions: click here.
“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.” ― Roald Dahl
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©2013, Jen Payne