A friend of mine sent me the link to this picture. She finds the prospect of books piled on a staircase in such a manner to be somewhat of a hazard and an eyesore.
If this was to be a warning, my dear friend, it back-fired. I happen to find this set-up aesthetically pleasing and quite an original solution for a book hoarder such as myself. The circular staircase adds a nice touch. Unfortunately, I don’t have one.
However - sigh - I am in the process of purging my home of an excessive number of books. I actually have four boxes packed (two of which are not mine – ha! ha! boys) and a pile to give to Oreneta.
But can a beloved book collection ever really be considered excessive?
For Bee and Mom of Three who asked what I’ve been reading this summer (and to anyone else interested) here are a few of the books I enjoyed. Strangely enough, I do less reading while at the cottage. I spend far more time yakking with others. And I don’t read at all while at the dock. Can’t. The sun and heat (although rare this summer) make me feel sick to my stomach if I read. Strange, huh?
Mouthing the Words – Camilla Gibb
The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor – Sally Armstrong (for my Book Club)
Driving Sideways – Jess Riley
Leaving the World – Douglas Kennedy
And here are a few of my To-Be-Read finds:
Man Walks Into A Room – Nicole Krauss
South of Broad – Pat Conroy
Still Alice – Lisa Genova
Remembering the Bones – Frances Itani
And if anyone would like to recommend a book for me, please do. I now have space for more!