Thursday, February 7, 2013

Just A Few

Talking to someone special yesterday
as her husband is in the hospital and
I mentioned that there were so many books
in this home.
She commented "I never noticed that many"
so I am copying this post for her.
She does not read
and maybe she does not notice books.
Need to stop
with the images
as there are several more
plus a lot of cookbooks.

Maybe this is not a lot of books
but I think it is and I am not getting
rid of any of them
and a plus
is they are like special friends
filled with memories
and I love them all.....

16 comments:

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

Now I don't feel so bad, as we have LOTS of books too. Some I will be getting rid of though, but some I just can't part with. Mark loved to read all kinds of different subjects, and I do to.

Books are a comfort.

FlowerLady

judemiller1 said...

It appears to me to be a lot of books, LOL. But then, it is your home, your life and your books, so.....carry on.

Balisha said...

Maybe I should have ordered two bookcases....one for me and one for you :)
Balisha

Lynn said...

Your stacks and cases are a welcome sight. My keepers are pretty well organized with their own bookcases. It’s the books in motion creating the clutter . . . a small pile to send to a daughter, the two stacks from the library and two more stacks from the used bookshop ~ read to return and to be read. That makes four stacks. Then there was the yard sale last Saturday and a handful I didn’t bring in and found, like treasure, in the car just yesterday. Magazines come in by my chair and go out by tote bag.

My sister-in-law has the most wonderful library with shelves to the ceiling and a rolling ladder. I covet it. Yet, to sit down at her house you have to move books. Too many books? Never!

Pienosole said...

A gift of a book is a heartfelt one, especially when it is a book we've cherished.

Mitzi said...

I love viewing other people's bookshelves. I have a collection to match yours and I agree-they are all special friends. Book buying is my vice. I will never live long enough to read all my books, but I love all of them.

Sharon said...

I love your bookshelves and your piles of books. I can't imagine a home without books.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Lorraine, Judy, Balisha, Lynn, Pienosole, Mitz and Sharon, thanks for visiting.
No more bookcases :) There is another one on the loft. The books around my chair are ones I have not read, reading in part and not read :) Like I shared I like them all. When I buy a book and do not like it - I immediately pass on the local library.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Meant to say - some I pick up occasionally - like the poems.
Others reading and I sometimes go from book to book - reading several at a time and the rest are waiting to be read. I type to fast
and do not take the time to edit :(

Wisewebwoman said...

LOL oh LOL!!!

Every surface of my house too, bookshelves in hallways, in guest rooms, stashes under benches, on stools.

And did I mention the 3,000 films? NO? Better not then.

XO
WWW

lil red hen said...

My granddaughter crossed stitched a bookmark for me with this quote:

"My best friend is a person who will give me a book I have not read".
Abraham Lincoln

I've actually taken time this winter to read two books! Did I see your Bible on top of one stack? Good reading.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

WWW, we are many miles apart but much alkie - I do not have but a few films :)
Charlotte, 5 bibles on that bookcase. Living Bible. Amplified and 3 King James. One of them a bible that was given me when I was 6 years old . The Living and 1 King James so marked - what got me through life over 30 years ago...

Mary @ Colony Mountain Folk Art Dolls said...

A home just wouldn't seem like a home without books. You do have your books arranged neatly in such attractive ways.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Mary, thank you. No thought to arranging them and thank you for thinking they look neat.
I have to be surrounded by books...

Rebecca said...

Oh, this post made me smile! It could have been ME writing it. The pictures look like any/every room in our house!

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Rebbeca, thank you so much for visiting. I checked some of your entries. You have a lot of interesting images :)