If there is one thing I love when I enter my office, it is the sight of my books. Books I’ve reads, books I have yet to read, books that look pretty and others that have inspired me. There is usually not a day that goes by that I don’t read or listen to a book (hmm some people don’t consider this reading, but I love my Audible App). Last year I read 34 books. This year I’ll probably take it a bit easier; my goal on Goodreads is 25 for 2019.
My books are not just for me. They are shared amongst friends, colleagues and random people I meet. Sometimes they return to me, other times they go out into the world and stay there.
This year started with Michelle Obama’s book Becoming and The Advantage by Patrick Lencioni. I’m looking forward to reading The Unstoppable Ruth Bader Ginsburg: American Icon and 21 Lessons for the 21st Century and to finishing the Social Singularity by Max Borders.
The best thing a home or office can have is a library. And this one is splendid.
The shop I visit and buy from most is Amazon.com. Okay, it is not really a brick-and-mortar shop, but surely an awesome online store. Books are a passion of mine. I love to read, explore and gather information from them. I enjoy seeing them stacked up or displayed in our home. I have them on my desk, in my closet and yes, even on my bookshelf.
Earlier this week we were contemplating where, in our home, we could add another bookshelf - for all the new books we'd like to add to the collection and all the ones we have stored in boxes.
So you can imagine my excitement when I came across the image below this morning. The ultimate home library. I could spend days here - just enjoying myself. Now - back to reality; it is of course a farfetched idea to think we will build this in our home, but it can surely serve as a source of inspiration.
I love reading and collecting beautiful books. On Saturday mornings, with my espresso, it is the perfect time to take one off the stack and slowly wander through the pages. One of my favourites is the Temple of Flora by Robert John Thornton. But really I love all of them. They bring the world into our home. Below is a picture of one of my stacks. And very fittingly I have a globe next to it.