03 October 2006

Library of Gata

I love the front room in my apartment now. Because of my feckless teenage neighbors, that room was rendered uninhabitable as a bedroom. You think you can handle the noise until you try to sleep through it. So this room was reincarnated into a library/study. Well, I had to have someplace to put my vast book collection! Actually, compared to many book collectors, mine is just somewhat big. There are three bookshelves, and they are not even full after opening all my boxes. Still, it is mouthwatering to look at.

I've devoted one shelf to my public library books, and it looks like it'll be full for a while. I took 3 books out today - two from Alexander McCall Smith which don't take too long to read - and there are others waiting for me on that shelf. But that's my personality. I can't read only one book at a time. Like cable tv, I have to have something else to turn to after a while. There's always a few rejects that I tried to read the first few chapters of, and couldn't go any further.

I'd post pictures, but at the moment I have houseguests in that room. I like them - it's nice to have someone else in the house at certain hours - but of course it will be nice to have my library functioning as a reading room again.

It beckons. Can't wait to devour another book. Maybe even one I own!

My teas are in exile for a little while too, but the restoration will be a fabulous one.

6 comments:

BonBon said...

Aah yes; your library is mouthwatering.

k said...

can't wait to see it in person! nothing like refurbishing a space for cherished objects...

.:.marie.:. said...

I too, want a wall of books....

Stevie ~ mono no aware said...

I totally get what you mean about reading more then one book at a time...
The little glimpse of your bookcase inspired a quick feel of spines. Some more enticingly inviting --well----
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I love books too. My dream is a floor to ceiling four walled libary with the rolling ladder, so as to reach the top books. Of course its a dream awaiting realization come arrive HOME.
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Tea at Gatas !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Now that is a sweet take.

pjpuffin said...

i love your decorating skills. artsy in a very gata kind of way. can we do tea in your library? a perfect combo-- tea and books (and scones with clotted cream too, of course).

Gata said...

Sounds like a plan!