Sunday, 4 September 2011

A-Z challenge: L is for Library

I always wanted to have a proper library: a whole room in the house dedicated to books and reading. All the walls would be fully shelved and there would be one of those ladder things that wheels around the shelves. It would have a chaise longue or day bed for reading in the most comfort.

There would be a roaring fireplace, probably gas because I can't be doing with the bother of a real fire, nice as they are. And of course, I would have acres of free time which I could spend lying around in my library reading all the lovely books.

I find it soothing to be in libraries, just in the presence of books. It's restful and serene and the rest of the world melts away. Bookshops work as well, but then you feel obliged to buy something and that's how book mountain grows.

3 comments:

Martin Willoughby said...

I have dreamt of my own library for years and I keep collecting books so I can fill one. When Ieuan eventually moves out, guess what his room is going to become?

Sarah Pearson said...

My dream library has a balcony round it, like the one in the picture. My other half wants a library too, but his will look completely different to mine, so we're going to have to have two :-)

Boudica said...

@Martin - excellent! So when is Ieuan moving out??

@Sarah - that's brilliant. Two libraries....