Saturday, October 2, 2010

I Love Books.

I am a book fan. I dream about having a library in my house that is wall to wall shelves absolutely chock full of books. Books provide opportunities for escapism, learning, adventures, sharing lives, and so many other things. They offer endless possibilities for those who similarly indulge in my passion for them.

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 There are 3 bookshelves in my house, 2 of which are in my study. They house books related to my study - of course - as well as favourite books that I cannot bear to part with.

My theory about books is, they are there to share their stories with others. I give away lots of books, and I get lots of books from my family members and friends. I see this as a very simple way to build community, however, there are just some of these joyous adventures and places of wisdom that I wish to have the opportunity to take over and over.

I give away lots of my books to op shops for strangers to share and I get a little thrill from thinking about who will read this story next. So I was very excited when I got to work last week and a colleague had an idea about a book sharing shelf. She had cleared some space above her desk where people could bring in their books and they could be shared with others in the office. What a great opportunity  to build more meaningful relationships with colleagues. Books tell you a lot about a person, and it is a nice feeling to find that you like a similar style of books to someone else. It makes me feel connected and this is what we all as humans are striving for to improve out quality of life.

So get to it, share you books and you will feel great!

(PS so far so good for me and Blogtoberfest!)


  1. Happy Blogtoberfest!

    I think we have the same dream about the house with wall to wall, floor to ceiling bookshelves.... oh the beauty of it, the wonder.... the bookishnes of it all! ;)

    You can never have too many books in my opinion - but having moved a lot I can tell you who isn't such a fan of book collectors... the removalists!

  2. OH! i wish i had as many bookshelves for my books...but as many book lovers will tell you, i have books in EVERY ROOM!

    I agree that books can tell you a LOT about a person just as not reading books can tell you a lot about a person! ;)

    I like to think of my books as good old friends with wonderful stories to share =-)

  3. So far, so good indeed. It's nice having you along for the ride. xxx