Monday, 30 April 2012

my reading corner.


One of my favourite spots in the house so far is one that happened quite accidentally - the best bits often do don't they - and that's my reading pile. The book pile started forming after a particularly good Christmas, and then the lamp just appeared on top of it. Eventually I have plans for a different reading corner, in a different bit of the house, so all this will change but hopefully there'll still be a pile of books waiting to be read.

This is one of the things I want to work through this year, I'm awful for buying books, or asking for books as presents, and they seem to be coming in at such a volume that I don't get through them, especially now I'm in Blook club too. Its not a big challenge, but one that will give me satisfaction to be able to tick of my mental list.


A lot of the books in the pile are reference - gardening, sewing, cooking - but I don't want to put them on the shelves without at least learning whats in them should I need to find the information on how best to prune a raspberry/cook shin of beef/sew a zip. so although I love this corner, I'm hoping that by the end of the year some different books might be in this pile! (yes, there is a book on composting in there, I'm not the proud owner of a compost heap - James found me that book for christmas - who says romance is dead?)

7 comments:

  1. I love your pile (of books) it looks very impressive! The corner looks quite nice and cosy.

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  2. I want one! Ross just got a set of 8 huge books for his birthday that he's wanted forever. I might see if I can convince him to do this since there's no bookshelf space left!

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  3. It's an excellent and varied pile! I have a similar one by my bed, also topped by a lamp. The books change, but the pile is always big, so it has become my bedside table!

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  4. love your stack!! :) its such a cute idea to put them all together instead of hiding them!!

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  5. Wow that's some pile... I would so end up knocking that lamp off by taking one of the books out to look at ;) Ok if you learn all these things I need you to teach me some of them!

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  6. This looks like my nightstand. A beautiful, functional pile :)

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  7. I have a pile of books and another pile of magazines that I never seem to get round to reading. I have a lovely corner in my home office, with a chaise longue! When the sun is out, I have sunny afternoon breaks to read. It's wonderful, relaxing and very self-indulgent. Thanks for sharing.

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