Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ala Gypsy: The wonderful world of books......

I`m a bookworm......I love reading and sometimes I will read up to 3 books at once. Even when I was a kid I escaped into the wonder world of books and many a night I crawled under the bed with a torch, after "lights out NOW" from my parents....I just couldn`t put it down.....

What knowledge, wisdom and inspiration........what peace, blessings and joy.........what fun, laughter and great spirits.......what suspense, surprise and shock........such dreams, romance and smiles.......

What good times I`ve spent with "my friends" through the years..........do you also have a few that are your all time greats....that at certain times, in certain circumstances and in certain moods....you always look them up, dust them off and enjoy.......


Vanessa said...

Yes! Some even define times in my life.. they hold a bit of my own history in them..... When I open them up, the memories flood out.

Merisi's Vienna For Beginners said...

I am a bibliophile also, couldn't live without books. Been there reading under the covers as a child, too (with books taken secretly from my parents' shelves, me being still too young to read them officially). ;-)
My books are also my friends, companions, always there, when I need them. Give a child a book and she gets the world, isn't it?
I have a Mary Engelbreit poster:
"A book opens and you fall in".
Oh, how I love falling in one!
Have a great day,

English Vintage said...

Hi i have left you a comment on my blog in reply to yours i am not really sure how this all works, but anyway thanks, i am sure i will get to grips with it eventually....love your images, very inspirational as usual...x

English Vintage said...

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Queenie said...

Books are my memories. I remember times in my life, by the book I was reading.

Tricia Scott said...

hi there! up until a few weeks ago i always had a fiction book going. lately it has been either a book about homeschooling or art. i seem to have gotten all serious all of a sudden and i don't like it! i am feeling the need for a good read especially now after reading your lovely post. hmmm...sounds like a trip to the library or book store is called for. :)

Waspgoddess said...

Really good books, my favourite books are the keepers of memories of sounds, smells, feelings, tastes, everything that is important in life, the basis of life.

And of all books the one that holds the most magic for me is a children's book; The Brother's Lionheart by Astrid Lindgren (a Swedish author who wrote Pippi Longstocking). As soon as I as much as look at the cover of this book I feel happiness engulf me.

What are yours?

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

I love my old children's books! I think "Heidi" was perhaps one of my favorites. And "The Magic Flute". I managed to save a few of my favorites. When my daughter is old enough to read them, I hope she will! =)

cinderelly said...

i still have several of my childhood books...i have 'the little prince' still, and the 'little house' series, although they are the ones that belonged to my daughter. i also have several ghost story books i read as a child that i have found at tag sales over the years. i need a 'library room' in my house! i have over 150 cookbooks, and the others are just too many to count!

Shabby in the City said...

One author I remember loving to death is Joan Aiken...The Wolves of Willoughby Chase and some others following...now I love Peter Mayle and his books about Provence, France.

stephanie said...

I too love to read and belong to 2 book groups. Now the book groups we do read but mostly when we get together we drink wine and chat and spend only a few moments actually talking about the said book.

Just finished a short sweet book, "French Dirt", about an American's year in France and the garden he created that lead to many lasting friendships and connections.

I have many favorites that I go back to and find as the years go on (short term memory going!) that I can read a book again and it is COMPLETELY new to me!!!

Di Overton said...

I was up at 4am this morning so went back to bed this afternoon for a nap, picked up Shadow of the Wind and read it to the end. I am so tired now but what a great book.
I couldn't live without my books.

Joy said...

I love books!! Some of my all time favorites are "Little Women" "Pride & Prejudice" (well... pretty much anything Jane Austen) and "The Great Gatsby!!"

When I was little, I read and re-read "Black Beauty" "White Fang" and "Treasure Island!!"

I would much rather curl up with a good book than watch a movie (most of the time)...

Hemma på landet said...

wow...3 books at once. Hug Stina

The Decorated House said...

Good Day Ms. Gypsy Purple! It was fun catching up with your posts.
I always have a good time when I come by to see you.
I hope it has cooled off a bit down there.

Wendy WaterBirde said...

Hi There Gypsy Purple, Your blog is gorgeous, and holds such treasures. I especially loved seeing the art of Camilla Halvorsen, what a find today : ) Anyway, so glad i found you. Thank you for the sweet comment on my blog today, and I hope you have a...

Blessed Week <>< Wendy

AnnieElf said...

I have three all time favorites that I could read over and over again - The Secret Garden, Pride and Prejudice, and Jane Eyre. And like you, the best way to tuck in for the night is with a book. Thank goodness DH doesn't complain about the lamp I put on the floor to tone down the light.

Daisy Cottage said...

A wonderful post and I enjoyed my visit here this morning taking in all of your beautiful inspiration!!

Blame It on Paris said...

I love this image, too!

YES to books that take you back, that you just get a frisson of pleasure opening. I miss the odors of old library books, too, which I always associate with some of my childhood favorite books.

As an adult, I have even gone back and bought some of my favorite books from my hometown library's book sales just so I would have THAT book with THAT smell, that well-loved binding, the one I would check out again and again as a child. I have several of Louisa May Alcott's from that library, for example.

Annabelle said...

I certainly do! And they are always by my bedside or fireplace.
Lovely post!
Luv Annabelle

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