This week, I’m once again joining in with Billy at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer‘s book blogger hop, where they post a question which you and other bloggers answer, hopping from blog to blog to see people’s answers. This week, the question is…
“When you enter an unfamiliar house or apartment for the first time, do you feel disappointed if you don’t see any bookshelves, or books on the coffee table?”
The answer is no, I’m not quite that shallow, and I do have friends and family members who don’t read so it’s wouldn’t necessarily be a surprise to walk into a house where there weren’t books on display.
What I do suffer from is jealousy when I see people with more books on the shelves than me or, even more, built in books shelves or creative ways of displaying their books. I have a friend, for example, who has two windows on her stair case and she has used these as makeshift shelves. Walking up the stairs and seeing all these wonderful books always makes me want the same and feel disappointed that I can’t (no windows so it’ll never happen!).
I’m also jealous of her book collection. Over the years, because we have moved countries and then ended up living for a lot of years in a very small house, I have had to give books away. In fact, it’s a habit now to pass on what I’ve read or give them to the charity shop. I do it without thinking and then find myself regretting some of those decisions when a book pops into my head and I realise I no longer own it. Said friend has books going back to her childhood, all well read and loved, and I have very few of these any more (*pulls sad face*).
See why I’m jealous? What about you, do you suffer from book jealousy or do you judge people by their lack of books? Let me know!
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