Wednesday, 4 May 2011

THE BOOKS THAT LIVE IN MY HOUSE..






...have taken over everything.








































There are books piled here and there...
Books for the jumble, kitchen cooking books, books in the sitting room...
There are library books too.
























Books everywhere. Read books, un-read books. Scary books. Stupid books. Clever magic books.


Bloody awful books.

My books.

(Why do I need to write books? There are SO MANY books already!)



Books by the loo.

Books in the bedrooms
The only organised bit is a bookcase full of Enid Blyton. (I designated this book shelf when I was a child and had more ordered habits)









More Books on the stairs,











There are also quite a lot of children's books scattered around on the floor.




Wow, what if all these books were e-books? Would they get read? Would they be lost in cyber space? Or is it MORE likely they would be read. How would I be tempted to pick up Archie's Life of Mehabital? Or The Devil Rides Out? Or David Austin's Rose Guide? Or The Man Who Made Husbands Jealous? Or The Dictionary?

Or maybe I would be freed from the tyranny of books. I could collect something else, like, um nick nacks (ughhh) If I read less, I suppose I could answer the siren call of housework or grimace at the TV. But if I had no books, only a small electronic reading thing, how would I insulate my walls? How would I replicate that virtuous feeling for weeding out three or four for the charity shop? How would I wedge doors open, stabilise chests of drawers or press flowers?
If I got rid of my real books, all that would be left would be vast undusted tracts. And what's the point of a room without a mess of books in it?



















hmmm











2 comments:

xanna said...

:) I have left most of mine at my mum's house xxx

Ally said...

I have books at my mum's house too!
And they are going to move house and are trying to offload MORE BOOKS,. Maybe I'll make a huge bonfire of all the books, sell tickets, cook sausages and with the proceeds, buy a kindle :)

oh but the dusting??