Home is where your books are....

Posted on May 20, 2013 by Deb Peralta | 3 Comments

Yesterday, I read a quote in the weekend newspaper - " home is where your books are" . The thought really resonates with me as I can't think of a better place to retreat than to a pile of my books or magazines! Love a few hours just pouring over books, old and new magazines dreaming over great dishes and delicious desserts.  I know over the years having moved and put things into storage that it never really feels right until the books are all unpacked and placed on shelves. The shelves over the years have been anything from cardboard boxes to planks on bricks - doesn't really matter so long as they are there!



A favourite chair surrounded by books is my idea of pure heaven! I have to say, many moments of Dello Mano inspiration and chocolate inspiration have been had sitting in this chair surrounded by all of my books. And the chair, dare I mention (forgive me Ms N) the orange chair, was a broken down find from New Farm Antiques that I painted orange a couple of years ago and then found this most uplifting floral fabric to have it recovered. Such a happy space! I move to chocolate brownie inspiration the moment i hit the chair!


And then in full research mode,  there are all those back issues of the likes of  Gourmet Traveller and others to rekindle old favourites. I keep many of my favourites out in arms reach regardless of their date of issue.



And just in case I run out of reading material, there are all those archives! The reading journey happily never ends...



What about you - is home where your books are? What about your library or favourite books?

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3 Responses


May 21, 2013

Thanks Adam for your comment – yes understand completely! There is nothing like a real book and the feeling of being surrounded by them! The feel of the book and the smell of a new one – I hear you. Your library sounds great.


May 21, 2013

Who doesn’t love a book. For those of you who are reading one regularly, enjoy. For those people who don’t get past the kids books at night, your time is coming. What ever stage of life you are at a book will bring you joy.


May 20, 2013

Reading is part of my job, I have mountains of books in boxes just waiting till I can find a house to put all of them in. I love anything about the world and have loads of books on history, culture, travel and also my other love – cooking and wine. Wine magazines and also Gourmet Travellers through to Anthony Bourdain, Down and Out in Paris and London from George Orwell and also all my favourite cookbooks. I can’t imagine a day without a good book to read, I would never get to sleep without one! I also cannot stand electronic books, I bought an iPad to try it out and still went back to my good old books, the smell of a new one, the bittersweetness of finishing them the feel of the pages, nothing beats old school!

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