Sunday, November 10, 2013

A Thankful Month Day Ten

Today, being the bibliophile I am, I'm thankful for books.

"A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge. That's why I read so much Jon Snow.”  -- Tyrion Lannister, Game of Thrones

"You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me."  -- C.S. Lewis

I have a display in the corner of my living room that I basically think of as my "homage to books."  

First there's the book tree, reverently kept under glass in its golden urn, ready to grow new volumes and tales:

When our library closed for a major renovation, we pitched a lot of old items we hadn't used in ages.  I had to rescue this "quiet please" sign though...the perfect decoration for a librarian's home.

And a couple of volumes even act as a platform for the plant at top.

The newest bookshelf in the house is only partially filled.  Don't worry...this will change quickly enough.