Where do you keep your books for the reading season that follows the delightful chaos of the holidays? I will show you my bookshelves – or at least portions of the ranks of bookshelves in my house. There are about 44 feet of bookshelves in the Great Room. This section includes nature refernce books, mysteries, essays and cookbooks and books on cooking.
This array of cookbooks is next to the dining table that also serves as a worktable. This is probably the most used collection of cookbooks in the house.
When we remodeled the kitchen a couple of years ago I gained shelf space for more cookbooks (and the dictionary which must always be at the ready for family ‘discussions’) with an emphasis on baking.
This is just one section of bookshelves in the sitting room – and you can see it hold more than books. Culinary liquers that can’t fit in the kitchen and Christmas is not quite over at our house which accounts for gifts waiting for more chaos.
A motley collection of books lives in the bedroom – fiction, essays, mysteries, and non-fiction.
My husband and I share a tiny ‘office’ under the eaves, but the books are all ‘mine.’The garden books in this section of office bookshelves have to share with reams of paper, envelopes, toner, etc.
Ever since I learned to read, winter has been a welcomed Reading Season. Where do you keep your books for the reading season? For more (almost) Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.
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My/our books are everywhere too.
Lisa – I am not quite pathological, but I am never comfortable if I don’t have books around me.
ooh I love seeing all your books Pat! And I love that I see some familiar spines in the cookbook section.
I wish I had as many shelves as you, Pat! I have to admit that most of the books I’m reading or planning to read soon are in a haphazard pile by my bed:). I love to read, and do all year-round, but there is something especially comforting and appealing about curling up under the covers with a good book on a frigid winter day.
marjorie – Great minds cook alike!
Rose – I did not show the pile by my bed. I read all year too, but winter reading is a special pleasure.