I love books. I love to read them, to hold them, to walk among stacks of them. I am surrounded by them! Our living room shelves are quite wide and not quote sturdy. Between that and our big tv, the books are relegated to the corners. Since this room has some nautical accents, there sit some books related to the sea…..”Gifts from the Sea”, “The Bounty”, “Endurance” (one of my favorite stories of survival), “Columbus”, “The History of Ships”….

I have yet to read “Flatland” but it’s on my “list”. “Free Range Knitter” was a gift from one of my knitting friends.

Are you drawn to bookstores and libraries? Maggie went to the $5 per bag book sale at the library last week and got me this book, appropriately titles “Cold.”  She knows I’m a bit obsessed with Shackleton….  For Christmas, we exchanged stacks of books. She gave me many biographies…..

I gave her a stack of classics….classic books, classic authors….They are now scattered about her bookshelves, but I found a few…(can you tell I just finished a biography about Tolstoy???)

I can’t wait to dive into this book given to me by a “wise Irish man.”

For my birthday, Maggie found “The Complete Scripts” to Downton Abbey (season 1). I can’t wait to read all of Maggie Smith’s lines – and it includes lines that were later edited out. It’s a nice addition to the “World of Downton Abbey” book that she gave me last year.

On the bedside is this intriguing story…..

 Maggie picked up a few more classics at the book sale.

Even on my Nook…..I am drawn to classics…..this has been on my “to read” list for a while.

Are you a book lover? Do you collect any type of books? What kinds of books do you like to read? Do you have an electronic reader? Do you love to wander through the aisles of bookstores and libraries?