01. So it really has been ages since I did a Bookish post… Over the last two months I’ve had a terrific holiday in Hong Kong; had a tense wait for results after having three more moles removed (all clear. Get your skin checked everyone); wrote eleventy-billion words for uni; and moved house. Our new house has a superb Crepe Myrtle in the backyard. I can’t wait to see it flower. Continue reading
I saw this on Twitter. Isn’t it brilliant?
I love the idea of using book shelves as the colour focal point for a room.
Obviously the one above is fairly…dramatic. I really like it but perhaps not realistic for the average urban home. Never fear, there are lots of other ways to use colour and book shelves. Continue reading
There’s a micro-library in Melbourne Central shopping centre! That’s the best reason I’ve heard to visit a mall in a very long time.
The micro-library got underway with a thousand books that were donated or picked up in op shops. Since it opened for business two months ago, there has been a turnover of five hundred books. Geez, when I was a student at Melbourne Uni, I would have been stopping past to browse the collection every other day.
I was somewhat surprised that the executive director of the Australian Retailers Association, Russell Zimmerman, had never heard of the concept before. Read the full story here.
When I was young, my family sometimes visited a friend’s house that had book shelves lining the entire length of their hallway. My mum hated it, saying it was “…cluttered and claustrophobic.” I loved it. Someday I’ll have a hallway filled with books (that’s also the day I get my home library and book nook). Continue reading
Got a staircase? Use all that valuable ‘spare’ space for books.
I do a large portion of my reading in bed. My bedside table is a tower of books. I wish I had shelves in the bedroom – nice to have lots of books close by.
I was interested to read an interview with John Irving this week where he said “I don’t read in bed, ever… I get up early. I like to read a little before anyone but the dog is up. I also like to read at night, not in bed but just before I go to bed.” Continue reading
I kept thinking about that picture I posted last week of the amazing bath surrounded by a curved bookcase. I went on the hunt for more bathrooms that include books. Continue reading