Something that I’ve always wanted in a house (although really it was probably intended for the day I buy a mansion) is a library. I always loved to read, even from a very young age, and I think from the moment I saw Beauty and the Beast as a child, I just assumed that houses have a west wing and a library. Y’know. As standard. What? THEY DON’T? How very rubbish. Ooo and secret doors that lead to said library would just be marvelous.
Coming back into the real world, I know that for my house this isn’t really feasible unless we physically build one at the back of the house, and I guarantee Joe will try and build a games room/ Star Wars room before we ever build a library.
(Don’t know where I’m getting all this hypothetical building money from! Oh well, it’s Wishlist Wednesday, I’m allowed to play pretend!)
Being the compromising person I am (oh yes, go me!) I’d be happy with a simple bookshelf somewhere. Over the past year or so, I’ve actually got rid of most of my books. Mostly for storage reasons and to make a bit of extra cash for moving. But there are some that I can’t bear to part with, and I do, from time to time, re-read them.
So, adding to my wishlist is a wall of books. After Googling this, I came across plenty of “library porn”, as I’ve now discovered it’s called, as well as “bookshelf porn” – also wonderfully named. Here’s a few of my favourite finds (click the images for the original websites with loads more pictures). Don’t books make a home look cosy?