I had to think long and hard to come up with an L topic for this installment of the A to Z Blog challenge–and then I had to face-palm at the obvious choice: Ann is a staff researcher and mentions libraries on a regular basis in Dust to Blood. And this is a book blog, covering everything from reviews, to author interviews, to editing, to my own writing. How could I not have a blog entry about the place I venerate too?
Years ago, I saw a quote on a calendar that said something along the lines of books aren’t for decorating, but there’s nothing like a case of books to make a house feel like a home. I’ve taken that perspective to heart over the years, and my collection of books has grown enough that my brother-in-law complained about how many boxes of books he had to carry in to our house after our latest move.
It makes me glad we’re moving more and more toward eBooks, but I hope libraries, repositories of the written word, don’t go all-virtual in the coming years. There’s nothing quite like the scent of that much paper, cardboard, and leather in one room, or one building. And someday, I still dream of a room in my own house that looks something like this: