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, “Enough Bookshelves,” New York Times, 7 August 1991
My dreams can take me anywhere, and reading takes me further into my dreams. For me a library is a hospital for the mind. A book is a garden in my pocket.
I have always loved reading and surround myself with books as others would with scented candles or comfy throws. There are books in every room in my house as I believe then there is no reason to ever say “I’m bored!” I read a lot and keep a Book Journal not only to log what I’ve read but also how I felt when reading each book. I read just about anything but I’m fanatical about Stephen King, Dean Koontz, John Irving and Mitch Albom. Even Harry Potter has found a place in my collection and I love how I feel like I’m reliving my youth with every turn of the page. My interests extend to quite considerable collections on China & Chinese Culture, Ancient Civilisations and my favourite animal – the Elephant.