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  1. This my dear,is nothing new. At Chartwell,Winston Churchill,( besides having his library), carved out places for different types of reading. In his study- current news and political dispatches. He read history and biographies in the library. Hymns,ballads and verse with his wife in the morning room. Thrillers and mysteries in his painting studio, and he read aloud great oratory by the fish pond! We may not have all the space and rooms like Chartwell, but we can carve out nooks and niches for our books!
    “If you cannot read all your books,at any rate handle,or as it were, fondle them- peer into them,let them fall open where they will,read from the first sentence that arrests the eye,set them back on the shelves with your own hands,arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them be your acquaintances.” -Winston Churchill

  2. This my dear,is nothing new. At Chartwell,Winston Churchill,( besides having his library), carved out places for different types of reading. In his study- current news and political dispatches. He read history and biographies in the library. Hymns,ballads and verse with his wife in the morning room. Thrillers and mysteries in his painting studio, and he read aloud great oratory by the fish pond!
    We may not have all the space and rooms like Chartwell, but we can carve out nooks and niches for our books!
    “If you cannot read all your books,at any rate handle,or as it were, fondle them- peer into them,let them fall open where they will,read from the first sentence that arrests the eye,set them back on the shelves with your own hands,arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them be your acquaintances.” -Winston Churchill

  3. Me, too! I have books everywhere; they are real friends and very hard to think of parting with. I will go through them and think of passing some on but…….I can’t .

  4. Me, too! I have books everywhere; they are real friends and very hard to think of parting with. I will go through them and think of passing some on but…….I can’t .

  5. I am a book fanatic too. They are everywhere in my house and seem to have become a major element of my decorating. To my eye, books give rooms such a cozy, warm feeling. I am the same in reading self-help books a bit here and there, but have to stick to one fiction book at a time. My mind is getting too old to jump among books and keep the plots and characters straight! I also love my collection of vintage housekeeping and decorating books. I, like Linda, can’t seem to part with my books.

  6. I am a book fanatic too. They are everywhere in my house and seem to have become a major element of my decorating. To my eye, books give rooms such a cozy, warm feeling. I am the same in reading self-help books a bit here and there, but have to stick to one fiction book at a time. My mind is getting too old to jump among books and keep the plots and characters straight! I also love my collection of vintage housekeeping and decorating books. I, like Linda, can’t seem to part with my books.

  7. Me too! My husband will ask why I read so many books at a time. What can I say? As my mood changes, so does my book preference. I agree with Linda, books are friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Me too! My husband will ask why I read so many books at a time. What can I say? As my mood changes, so does my book preference. I agree with Linda, books are friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. I feel as if I should have been the one writing this lovely post. Books have always been among my best friends – always faithful, always near. I have always said my house is made of half-read books.

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