Books are Beautiful Things
I spent most of the morning unpacking books and shelving them. Seeing my books made me so happy. I was probably grinning like an idiot. It's wonderful to see their familiar faces! Well . . . not faces really, more like spines and covers. But you know what I mean.
I've been arranging them alphabetically, because that's how I like it. Halfway through I started wondering how they would look if I arranged them by color ... red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple. Hmm. Maybe I'll save that thought for a day when I'm feeling extremely bored or obsessive-compulsive. Too much work for now.
You know, books are beautiful things. Covers, spines, pages, every part of them. I like the way my books look next to each other. Red spines next to blue spines. Classics next to fantasies. Austen next to Alcott. Durrell next to Dickens and Dickinson. Antique books next to shiny new paperbacks. They're beautiful. Beautiful beautiful.
I've started a book blog on tumblr where I'll be posting book quotes and photographs of the books I'm reading. It's kind of a combination of photography/reading resolutions for the new year. You can find it HERE.
Also, a quick note concerning blog comments. A few months ago I disabled the word verification feature because I know (from experience) how annoying it can be for blog readers. Unfortunately, I've had a lot of problems with spam comments in the last few weeks, and I'll have to turn that back on. Hope it isn't too inconvenient.
Written by Lydia at 1:49 PM