Books From My Bookshelves 8. Jan 12th

January 12th, 2010 Posted in Books, BOOKS FROM MY BOOKSHELVES

My Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without receiving a book of one kind or another. More of that later but there is one I want to mention now  – my Christmas present to me!       It hasn’t a place on my bookshelves yet – I’m still reading it.  When it does find its home it is the sort of book I will keep taking down and dipping into. It is a book about books, but in once specific realm.

BOOKS DO FURNISH A HOME  by Leslie Geddes-Brown (Merrell £24.99)

This is a beautifully presented book with excellent colour photographs showing how people from all over the world deploy and present their books, so fulfilling the author’s premise that books do furnish a room.  She bring’s not only her expertise as an interior designer to this but also her obvious love of books. Presented in the right way books can decorate a room; they can become a living entity in the house, create a good feeling that comes with being among good and reliable friends.

Leslie Geddes-Brown allows the pictures to speak for themselves giving us only sufficient text to explain the placements of books within the house and with a short caption to each picture takes us into homes where books are loved.

Being a book lover myself I have already gained much pleasure from this book and know I will continue to do so whenever I open it.

Book lovers don’t miss it !


  1. 3 Responses to “Books From My Bookshelves 8. Jan 12th”

  2. By Shirley Wells on Jan 12, 2010

    Hm, it looks as if I might have to treat myself. As someone who has piles of books on every available surface, I’ve never thought of them decorating a room.

  3. By Bill on Jan 13, 2010

    Hi, Shirley.

    You’ll like it!

  4. By Judith Gilbert on Jan 17, 2010

    Peoples’ reactions to books in a room vary don’t they? I’m like you and love books around whether they are on shelves or piled up high. One of my friends once said she couldn’t understand why my books weren’t in the loft;she didn’t like to see them in a room!!! Others have told me they are clutter! But I feel at home surrounded by books and when I see a room lit up in the early evening and it has books on the wall I want to go in as they make a house so welcoming.I’m the same about books to write in though. I buy lots and lots of notebooks but spend time just looking at the paper and dream about what to put there!!! My nephew bought me a gorgeous note book of handmade paper and he said he gave it to me rather than his mum because he thought I would be more likely to use it! Wrong choice, but I have it permanently on a shelf where I lovingly take it down at least once a week and stroke its pages and wonder what to draw or write in it!! Happy reading and writing! Judith

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