Two people who were once very close can without blame or grand betrayal become strangers. Perhaps this is the saddest thing in the world.
AND I WILL GIVE YOU A FOLLOW
Books & Cupcakes July Book Photo Challenge
Day Thirteen: Bookshelf
These are my favorite bookshelves! I have more (which I will post when I can manage decent pictures. The lighting on some of them is absolutely terrible and they’re in awkward spots). But these are The Book Ferret’s Shelves! Yay!
- My Nightstand. I like the covers to match the colors in my room. :)
- My half of our little office! That chair is where I do A LOT of reading and that is my desk where I do lots of writing.
- This bookshelf was given to me by my best friend and I love it so much. It is front and center when you come in my house and it houses most of my favorite books. (And a spot for our keys which is also my TBR pile.)
Maybe I should actually read my books instead of buying more books and blogging about them.
This is me. We are one.
The Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Rising three-stories above the central study area on each wall, the book collection contained in the Royal Portuguese Cabinet of Reading has created one of the most stunning examples of “library porn” on the planet as well as showing the history and breadth of writing that has come out of Portugal.
The doors of this massive library were opened in 1900, bringing a nearly endless collection of Portuguese texts to readers in the capitol of the empire. The cabinet was founded in the early 1800’s by a trio of Portuguese immigrants who wanted to bring their country’s culture to the Brazilian capitol. The collection’s current home was built in the 1880’s specifically to house their growing collection, and was designed to evoke a Gothic-Renaissance influence that was popular at the time. At 350,000 titles, the collection soon became the largest collection of Portuguese works outside of Portugal itself including rare original manuscripts, singular works of literature, and unique proofs.
"You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads… may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.”
― Ray Bradbury