When asked what their dream library looks like, any female book nerd from my generation has only one answer.
I don’t even need to tell you what this is. Everyone recognizes it immediately. And oh how we want it. This is the moment where we all fell in love with the Beast. Any man with that big of a library OBVIOUSLY has something going for him, right?
I have always wanted a big library. I knooooooow I’ll never have a huge manor with a library as big as Beast’s. And besides…I would do mine in wood, not whitewashed walls with gold trimming. It’s way too bright in there. But, I need walls covered in books. I find extreme joy in spending time with my books, organizing, reading, touching, smelling. Yes, smelling! Mmmm old musty book smell.
I am finally getting to the point where I can say I am PROUD of my book collection. It’s taken me awhile to get here. I sold off a huge percentage of my collection a few years ago, and I’m finally building it back up. After a book sale this weekend, my shelves are FULL. Well kind of. I actually have two more shelves that are broken right now, hopefully when we move we’ll be able to get that fixed.
A great number of the books I have collected lately are classics, but I didn’t realize just how many I had until last night when I was taking the picture for today.
They nearly filled my whole desk! I have a LOT of reading to do. Some of these aren’t even on my To Read list, and they should be! And HOW PRETTY are the leatherbounds in the middle? I am addicted to the new BN collection that they’ve come out with in the last year or so.
I am desperate to get a good copy of The Great Gatsby. I was really hoping to find one at the sale this weekend, to no avail. Hopefully soon. What else is my classics collection missing? Sooo many, I’m sure.