Badminton House (credit: At Home with Books) To me, this room is the perfect blend of imposing architecture and comfy furnishings.  And, of course, lots and lots of books.  Ideal, really!
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You may remember how excited I was when I first discovered that Virago was republishing Pomfret Towers by Angela Thirkell but, if it is possible, I think I may be even more excited now that I’ve seen the cover.  It looks absolutely...
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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate,...
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As I was warned by my fellow bloggers, I did not love Thunder on the Right by Mary Stewart but I was intrigued by it.  In it, Jenny, a young English woman, travels to the French Pyrenees in search of her cousin.  When she arrives, she is...
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Every spring, the boys’ school in my neighbourhood hosts a massive May fair.  It is always a fun event but, for me, the highlight is the book tent: I always come away with great finds and this year was no exception. The real fun of any l...
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While I am wholeheartedly against books in the bedroom, I welcome them anywhere else in the house, especially the dining room.  They’re the perfect inspiration for conversation during a dinner party and the perfect companions when ...
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This has been a big week for me technologically: I finally got a smartphone (my very first non-work cell phone – I was clinging desperately to the 20th Century) and I’ve finally set up a Twitter account (@CaptiveReader).  I c...
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Sorting through the mammoth mail pile that accumulates during a holiday is rarely pleasant but this week it was a delight.  Amidst all the bills and bank statements and junk flyers were three items guaranteed to excite me: the two newest...
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Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate,...
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via here A perfect library for a Craftsman-style home.
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