My kind of tree

Aug 07

Thank you grandpa, originally uploaded by Leen…. Another lovely illustration by Aileene Posada. What a gift she has. Thank you, Aileen’s grandpa for giving her a love for books and thank you Aileen for giving the world this lovely art!...

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Home sweet home

Aug 06

Home sweet home, originally uploaded by Leen…. Could this *be* anymore perfect? Via Flickr: Lápiz editado. By: Leen (All rights reserved by original artist: Aileen...

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I would be most content if…

Jul 26

I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves., originally uploaded by {life through the lens}. Another lovely bibliophotograph by {life through the lens} on flickr. Her work is absolutely amazing! I would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves. ~Anna Quindlen This is precisely how I decorate…should there be a new niche for architects and designers? Specialists who work on finding new ways to properly house, proudly display, keep our precious...

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Money doesn’t grow on trees…but do books?

Jul 13

I wonder if we could use a form of soft-capitalism to pull or push the printed book back to the forefront, ahead of the e-readers and movies and iPods and games and reality TV. I wonder if we wished upon a star or as we throw our coin in the fountain…if we could preserve the beauty, the pulpy-scented goodness, or the comforting sound of spines creaking open for the first of future favorite book. Thank you mom, but you see… …it’s books I wish to grow upon a tree. No quarters nor papered riches for me, Just sprout a hardcover story, A printed forest grown organically, Within the bark and moss-covered library! I’m easy to please, a book or two or three. I love them like friends and, as such, react strongly to the thought of losing them. I found myself literally welling up with tears listening to my friend postulate on how the printed book will eventually disappear because of the electronic reading devices. I cringe at the thought of this. I have a Nook but it doesn’t stop me from buying real books. I use it more as a way to try out books… using the option to sample a chapter, then buying the book to add to my ever-growing, heavily worded book fortress. And here I am safe. I grew up in a world too harsh for children and lost myself in books. When everything became too much, it was between the pages of many a book that I found refuge. I believe where life failed to story me, books stepped in heroically and filled in the many gaps. I cannot imagine life without a book to fall slowly upon my chest as I and my wrist fall fast asleep. Or at night when the terrifying sounds ricochet off the spined shields of Hans Christian Andersen, Roald Dahl and Madeleine...

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Books and Socks

Jun 15

Two of my favorite things…      

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