|"If we encounter a man of rare intellect we should ask him what books he reads."|
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I consider books to be a sort of barometer for a home. A glimpse into personality, opinions, affections. Books are required for relaxation, comfort, amusement. They are familiar friends to gather round one. Books encourage, inspire, carry insight, spread knowledge, and generally stimulate the grey cells.
These were the first books I pulled off my shelves to bring. The ones I immediately knew I must keep near me. The comrades I want at my back.
|non-fiction that captures me|
|inspiration and insight|
|encouragement, comfort, home|
|mandatory for life mysteries|
|the almost-books: journals, coloring book, sudoku, maps|
Then on to...
|'can't possibly leave these behind'|
... 'no house is complete without those,'
|'Might I get a chance to read these?' (the unreads)|
|'And then there are these of course'|
|'Just looking at those titles is comforting.'|
"The love of books is among the choicest gifts of the gods." - Arthur Conan Doyle