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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Book Love

I am not a "kindle" person.  I love books.  I love reading them, holding them, and even the smell of them. I love brand new books, middle of the road books, and I especially have a passion for very old books.

   There is something about books that is very calming to me.  So when I see a room adorned with book cases, I am immediately drawn to the warmth of the room.  

Yesterday, during my lunch break from being a supermodel trophy wife, I watched a TV show on HGTV that featured homes that  formerly had other purposes in their past life such as a half-way house, church, and library.  The owner of the house that was a former library boasted that her home still smelled like books.  I understood her feelings.  Forget my creme brulee candle, I would much rather have my home reek of the saltiness of a great novel.

The ironic thing about my fetish for books is that if you asked KTG or Dude, they would testify that I spent very little time in school with my nose stuck into a book.  Oh well, some people are late bloomers.

I would need to wear all-white and lose 20 lbs. to read in this gorgeous room.

Checks + books = love

Love the looks of art thrown in with book shelves.  Not sure what's going on in that picture but oh well.....

Great entryway.

topiaries + books = heaven

Have always loved the looks of ladders in libraries.  Maybe because I am height-challenged.

Apartment therapy
I never lived in an apartment that looked like this!

book shelf porn
I could use a ladder in this room.


Hope your Thursday if filled with great reading!

Preppy Empty Nester
Preppy Empty Nester

I'm Katie. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am an empty nester meandering through my middle-aged years while entangled in the never-ending process of renovating an antique home on the South Shore of Massachusetts. I love to write about books, movies, TV, celebrities, decorating, and weekend adventures. My favorite writing material is derived from my family: the Mister, my girls, #1 and #2, and my two untrainable, rambunctious pups, Chowdah and Chili.


  1. I'm still not a reader, but I love collecting old leather books and I love the smell of my sitting room where most are stored.

  2. Still don't own a kindle either.. and I too enjoy the smell and feel of a book. These are beautiful displays of books and I can definitely picture you lounging around in ANY of these rooms;)

    My blog is up and running again.. glad to be back!


  3. LOVE the dog reading... so cute. :)

  4. I love books, just love them! I also want to lose 20 pounds and wear all white while I read books. There is something about the feel and smell of books....priceless. I am sad they are going away and I REALLY hope children's books will always be real....there is something about turning pages and seeing the real illustrations for what they are....The only time I read on a device is on vacation on my iPad if I can't check a book because I need to read before bed every night and sometimes by toiletries take up too much of my suitcase!

  5. Oh my goodness - today's post's 'Dog Pic' is about the most humorous thing I've come-across in awhile - nearly spit my 'Suisse Mocha' across the kitchen table;)


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