I Love Books. Reading is a passion of mine and I am old-fashioned about it! I like hard-back books. I love leather bound editions.
Books are probably my favorite thing to collect. Maybe because they are so multi-purpose. They are entertaining, interesting, and beautiful all at the same time. They are definitely one of the things I cannot live without. And because I have a passion for learning, I never feel remorse for spending money on books. It is like spending money on education.
Books are a huge part of my interiors. I think Bookshelves are for books, not a lot of Tchochkes. I love them on tables and desks and benches. Books make me happy. They make interiors feel loved and used. They make people feel welcome.
There is nothing that I like better than lying around all day and reading a book. It is not very often that I do this anymore so I relish the opportunity even more. I read most these days when on a plane, on a trip, or on the beach, which is one reason I like to travel so much. It gives me an excuse to stop working for a bit and relax with a book.
Last year I became conflicted a bit over my love of books, because I am also a lover of technology. This all started when I found Amazon.com’s Kindle Reader. What’s a book-lover like me to do? Would my beloved novels become a thing of the past? Could I possibly be such a traitor to my favorite hard-backs? Well I am ashamed to say the answer is…Yes!
The kindle has changed my life. It has made my suitcases and carry-ons so much lighter. I love that I can have 10 books going at the same time if I wish and I sometimes do. I had to come to terms with my affair with the kindle. How did I do it?
I reminded myself of a similar situation between the cork versus screw top wine bottle. Early on I swore I would never be a convert. I loved my old-fashioned and romatic corks and these “new-fangled” screwtops just were not for me! After all, I am the girl who is trying to bring back day dresses with pearls and pumps. I am trying to revive the tradition of afternoon cocktails. I am the one on a mission to reinvent the trend of wearing large-brimmed hats on a regular basis! How could I possible discard my faithful corks? But you know what? I did! My favorite wine is now Ferrari Carano’s Fume Blanc with a screw top. Crazy I know!
But at the end of the day, kindles and screw tops aside, there will always be a place in my heart and my home for books, (And corks too for that matter)
Day 23 of Things I LOVE…books! And for some of my favorite reads, check out my Amazon store in my blog sidebar. Hope you like my selections!