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Friday, 18 February 2011

Did I mention that...

...I've got a few books LOL

This alcove in the study made a perfect location for a big chunk of my collection but there are more. There are still some boxes in the loft that have books in that haven't been brought down because of the lack of shelving.
I have to admit that the upper shelves here where the bulk of the paperbacks are, actually consist of a double depth of books - I was running out of space so what was I supposed to do **chuckle** I also have to have a bit of a 're-arrange' as you will have noticed a few books slotted in on top of the rows. There are alsorts here...gardening books, cookery books, sailing, woodworking, herbs, crystals, classics and a few odds & ends thrown in for good measure.
This set of books is a treasured collection. Not quite encyclopaedias but something similar - Books of Knowledge. They were bought shortly after I was born. They are beautifully bound and it is lovely to have something that was actually printed not far from where I was born in London. I can remember referring to these a lot for homework and projects...and despite the contents being so very out of date they are still an amazing source of information.

The Internet brings us so much information these days at just the touch of a button but there is something to be said for thumbing your way through these hefty old tombs...........................................

6 comments:

Janys [aka JayetrA] said...

Your book situation looks/sounds very similar to mine...I have the terribly difficult task of giving some away in the not too distant future as hubby and I plan to go live on a boat...funds, authorities, health etc.etc. permitting... and I just know that there won't be room for all our stuff.
And I agree about books versus internet...there is something very comforting about doing research in books, however outdated the information might be!

dddeeebbbzzz said...

I love my books and can't bear to part with them!! I could never throw one away. Any that I need to remove from my collection have to be passed on to someone else. I do have to admit that I'm very much a 'Google Girl' when it comes to finding information - especially with an iPhone I can find out anything anywhere!!

Mini said...

Me too, I love my books. I've toyed with the idea of a Kindle - but it just wouldn't be the same, would it?
Sue x

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Did I ever mention to you that I´m a librarian? These pictures make my heart flutter. :D

She said...

I love my books too and can't bear to part with any! I could never have a Kindle...I just love the feel of a book and being able to turn the pages!! S xx

Winnie said...

Looks like a good collection of books there! I love those encyclopedia/knowledge books! When I was young I used to love thumbing through encyclopedias.