Monday, July 11, 2011

I Heart: Book Clutter.

"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house." Henry Ward Beecher"A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it." William Styron
"These are not books, lumps of lifeless paper, but minds alive on the shelves. From each of them goes out its own voice... and just as the touch of a button on our set will fill the room with music, so by taking down one of these volumes and opening it, one can call into range the voice of a man far distant in time and space, and hear him speaking to us, mind to mind, heart to heart. " Gilbert Highet

"The love of learning, the sequestered nooks, And all the sweet serenity of books" Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am in love with book clutter. I have been opening up old boxes of books and trying to find a home around the house for them. At first I was reluctant to pull them all out but after falling in love with these spaces I will let them clutter my home and I will love it.


  1. oh, yes! that's how all my bookcases look, so i don't feel so bad anymore! xoxo

  2. Oh me too!!! These photos make me want to go out and buy more books. I try to get them from the library just for budget reasons, but they are my go to gift and also my favorite gift to receive.