Saturday, November 1, 2008

November Theme Day: Books, Books, Books


The bookcase with paperback novels by my son's bed contains some of my all time favorites:
Strangers & Brothers (3 volumes) by C.P. Snow, Pride & Prejudice, The Balkan Trilogy by Olivia Manning, Doctor Zhivago, Les Miserables (Penguin Classics translation), Brideshead Revisited and Helena by Evelyn Waugh, travel books by Freya Stark. Many, many more favorites cover 3 more of our walls.
The 1st of the month is City Daily Photo's Theme Day. Click here to view thumbnails for all participants.

18 comments:

Mary Jo said...

I see you need another bookcase :)
Wonderful choice!

Ruby said...

Oo, how interesting. I love browsing people's bookcases. It's one of the first things I do when I go to a person's house for the first time. Or if it seems inappropriate, I do it surreptitiously, from where I happen to be sitting. Your son has good taste in literature!

Marie-Noyale said...

You can learn a lot about somebody,
just by browsing on the bookshelves...
Good choice...of books
And picture!!
Have a good WE.

Tanya said...

What a great collection he has! I also love the boyish touch of his bookcase, with the baseball and other little toys :)
Happy Theme Day and have a great weekend Tash!

Hope said...

A wonderful library of books for your son and your entire family! I really like this photo too...with some of your son's favorite mementos also placed on the bookshelf amongst all the books. Nice photo!

marley said...

Great photo, you've got some real classics there.

ft. lauderdale daily photo said...

I love the trinkets on the shelves as well as the favorite books. Wonderful shot for this theme.

Jilly said...

Love this shot. All those books and then the ornaments and memorabilia on the shelves. Mine are like that! Nice one for today's theme.

Laurie said...

I love this shot! Great choice for THeme Day. THere are a lot of my favorites on that shelf, too!

PJ said...

Tash,
This is a wonderful tribute to your son, and to you, and beautifully photographed I might add.

USelaine said...

This is great! A home without books is without imagination.

melanie said...

Des livres fort sagement rangés ... et moi j'aime bien les couchers de soleil des posts précédents !

Merci d'être venu sur mon blog

Dan said...

I love books and you have some good ones! I have a post where I confess my book addition. You can check it out at http://mckinneydailyphoto.blogspot.com/2008/09/i-love-libraries.html

Professor said...

What a wonderful collection!

Lisa Sarsfield said...

The lighting makes this seem like such a cozy nook. I could curl up and stay there all day:)

Maya said...

I love this theme, 'cause I love books! Everything about them. The smell, the feel, the actual words.

raf said...

Great choice for the theme, Tash! Love to see it. We like to have art and family photos around the house, but I think our book shelves are winning the overall battle of the walls. Thanks for sharing!

Creative Vignettes said...

What a wonderful collection and image!