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MY WORD OF THE WEEK.
This week has been a fair bit slower and I’ve actually not left the house. I will have to venture out over the weekend if I’m going to stick to my leaving the house at least once a week promise.
Not today though, because today we are having the carpet fitted. That means that we have to move all the furniture out of the living room and then move it back in again when it’s done. I’m planning on a little re-arranging, in particular with the bookshelves. I have three bookshelves in my living room, I always had had at least two. I still have boxes and shelves of books in every other room of the house. (In the kitchen I have a box of cookbooks in the cupboard.)
The kids have their books in their rooms too and I also have a bookshelf in the bedroom. Graham doesn’t get why I need a bookshelf in the bedroom but I guess I’ve always had so many books it just makes sense.
I buy less books now, I use Audible to get my stories fix. But, I have some gorgeous books that I’ve collected over the years that I couldn’t part with. I have the complete works of William Shakespeare which I was bought for my 16th birthday and it’s leatherbound with golden edged pages. The text in it is far too small for my old eyes now. I have a similar edition of the Bronte Sister’s from a year later. (And yes, they have both been read, almost entirely.)
Then there are my Terry Pratchett books, hard backs, paperbacks, special editions. They won’t be going anywhere soon, even though I’m also building up my audible collection of the same books. I can’t believe there won’t be any more. :'( #GNUSirTerryPratchett.
Another of my precious collections are the Philip Pullman, His Dark Materials books. I bought the first one for my eldest when he was around 14 years old. He read it, so I bought him the other two, but he never got into them. I did though, and I loved them. And now, after 16 years the series continues. Not only that but they are also showing a new television series soon, I can’t wait! If you are unfamiliar with His Dark Materials you may have seen the film The Golden Compass, which was based on the first book and starred, amongst others, Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig and Ian McKellen. I loved the ending tune, Lyra, by Kate Bush.
Quick break for trailer for new tv series…
Anyway, back to the living room. I’m putting the bookshelves at the back of the room rather than the front. I think it will make the room look less cluttered, plus it may just stop people from using the bookshelves as a dumping ground for phones, toys, make-up, letters etc. Bookshelves are for books. Well, apart from the one with the kids books on the lower shelves and boxes of lego on the bottom shelf. (That will be out of site when we we move it.)
I started this weeks post not sure where it would go because of a week being stuck indoors, and the decorating being finished and carpet being laid. But as soon as I mentioned the bookshelves I kind of went with the flow!
Are you a book lover?
p.s. Did you know I used to be a librarian?
Now it’s your turn to tell us about your week.
Read Last Weeks Word of the Week Here.