Monthly Archives: September 2017

Moby Dick by Herman Melville

My challenge towards the end of the year is to read some of those books I bought with lofty ideals in mind only to place them on my shelf like so much high-brow decoration. When I first conceived of this … Continue reading

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Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

“I celebrate myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.” As I mentioned in my meditation on my library blog I want to approach my reading towards the end … Continue reading

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Meditating on my library

A while ago we converted what was a mostly disused dining room into a library. It was my husband’s idea. We took down our dining table and removed the clunky sideboard; my husband fitted some boxy shelving units from Ikea … Continue reading

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