Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Bookcase


It goes without saying that books are very important to me. My packed bookcase is one of my most treasured possessions and one which I would simply not do without.


Having succumbed to a Kindle last year I thought my bookcase would become neglected but owning a Kindle hasn’t seemed to curb my book habit. There’s nothing better than actual books with beautiful covers.

Don’t get me wrong, I love my Kindle. It enabled me to read a ridiculous number of books on holiday without going over my baggage allowance. It also provides instant gratification – if I’ve got a hankering to read a particular book right now this second then a Kindle enables me to do so. And you can also pick up some good bargains. I recently downloaded Life of Pi for 20p. It was the best 20p that I’ve ever spent – amazing book.

Anyway, a Kindle definitely has its pros but I could never be parted from physical books. The look, feel and the smell of them is so pleasing. So I thought I’d take you on a little tour of my bookcases (which I do share with my other half so all the random history books are his).



 Some beautiful Penguin Classics. I love the simplicity of the green and white covers so I’ve been building up a little collection.


Some modern classics. Lord of the Flies is particularly well thumbed – it’s a book that will always remain relevant. I never get bored of reading The Bell Jar, it’s one of my all time favourites (clich├ęd, I know!).


 More Penguins.

I’ve got a slight obsession with children’s books. If I ever have children they will have the best library in the world.


 These are some of my vintage children’s books. Does anyone else remember Little Grey Rabbit? I used to have a cuddly toy of her as well.



The Jolly Postman is such an amazing book. Yes, I’m, 25 years old, but looking at all the little letters always puts a smile on my face.



This is a vintage Winnie the Pooh book that used to belong to my Mum. It has such beautiful illustrations.


My own Winnie the Pooh collection from when I was little and some Beatrix Potter books which are another favourite of mine. 


 I absolutely adore the illustrations in Anthony Browne’s books. If you have read them you will know what I mean, but every time you look at them you see something new. If you love illustrations you should definitely read them.


No bookcase is complete with a set of Harry Potter’s. I would always buy the new one on the day it came out. They’ve got a bit sun damaged which is a shame but they’ve given me many hours of entertainment.

I look forward to adding lots of new and treasured discoveries to my bookcase for many years to come. 

10 comments:

  1. Love the organization in your bookcase! It looks great!

    Cheers!
    Liz
    www.gimmesomestyleblog.com

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  2. cute post. i get so paticular over my books and protective haha!

    check my blog if you like

    timewithtiffany.blogspot.co.uk

    x

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  3. Thank you :)

    I'm very particular about my books too - they have to be in a certain order that makes sense to me but not to anyone else! x

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  4. Wow! Such a pretty and well organised bookcase! You have a great collection. Particularly jealous of your Winnie the Pooh books! So beautiful.

    I also had a look at the Literary Emporium shop and everything is so cute! I want it all ha.

    Great blog - I'm your newest follower :)

    Abby x
    Be You and Be Beautiful

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    1. Thanks Abby :) I love organising my bookcase - I should have been a Librarian!

      Off to check out your blog x

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  5. I love winnie the pooh books, my guilty pleasure:)
    Great collection x

    http://crystalcosmicchic.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. I have all those A. A. Milne books too, I love looking through them every time I go back to my parents house! Adventures on Willow Farm- amazing. I'd completely forgotten that even existed. And as for The Jolly Postman, I don't think there's even been a better book... xxx

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    1. Yep Jolly Postman tops them all! It never fails to entertain me!x

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  7. You have all the great classics. And Harry potter equals bonus points! I actually really want to expand how many classic I've read. Can you recommend any favourites? :D

    http://meggymoo0.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Meg,
      I can definitely recommend some classics (although I haven't read as many as I would have liked to). Wuthering Heights is one of my favorites along with Pride and Prejudice but if you wanted to some less romantic, I love Lord of the Flies and Catcher in the Rye. I hope that helps :) x

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