Happiness On A Shelf

My Place in the World is wherever there are books. I love reading and being surrounded by books even when I’m not reading – just the possibility of a book being nearby for immediate reading access cheers me up. This picture was taken during some weekend shelf sorting and shuffling. This was clicked in my room, but any room filled with books makes me feel at home. From bookshelves in salons that bring joy to weekly visits, to book cupboards and reading rooms in hotels on holidays, books form a large part of my life and having them around keeps me content. Conversely, books can also transport me to any place in the world without moving an inch from the comfort of my room. Books can cheer you up, offer guidance, inspire, thrill you, teach you, take you from small rooms to large continents. As long as I have books with and around me, the world seems like a happier place.

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7 thoughts on “Happiness On A Shelf”

  1. I agree. The first time I went into a library, I just stood looking in awe. My thought was, how can I read all of these books. It was truly like a kid in a candy store. I must have over 100 books yet to read on my Kindle, but recently, I have found that I miss the feel of holding a book. Good post.

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    1. I love paperbacks, though they take up a lot of shelf space. So now I put fiction and one-time reads on the Kindle, and buy non-fiction or books I would refer to again as paperbacks. I often feel libraries should conduct “book retreats”, like you have those overnight camping trips or events for yoga enthusiasts and marathon runners. Readers can set camp in the library and spend the whole weekend snuggling with books.

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