Monday, 16 November 2009

that's My World, ABC Wednesday, R of Reading.

 

 

 

 
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As long as I remember I had books, with the exception of the time when I was in a concentration camp in Indonesia,which was a Dutch colony at that time. We lost everything including our beautiful books. But as soon as we came home in the Netherlands I got again a lot of books. Both my parents bought books for us at any occasion, on a birthday, at St Nicolas' Eve, for Christmas, for anyhing... you name it. And lateron when I married, my husband did the same. My children and theirs are also readers. So I was always happy when I got a book for a present. Here you see some of the bookcases I have in my house.




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Reading Monk in the convent garden of the Domchurch in Utrecht.


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52 comments:

Sylvia K said...

What a marvelous post for both days, Wil! I love your photos of all the wonderful books that you have! I have a lot, but not quite that many. I'm working on it though as I do love to read!

Enjoy!

Sylvia

Dina said...

That must have been real torture, not to have a book to read.
So glad you have book friends all around your house now and plenty of room to stack them.

That is a great statue. What is that in the monk's left hand?

The Weaver of Grass said...

I can never bear to throw a book away - it looks as though you are the same, judging by the number of book cases in your house, reader wil.

George said...

I didn't think anyone could have more books than I have, but you may have me beat. I love reading and have for as long as I can remember. I enjoy reading new books as well as re-reading books I've read before. Thanks for a great dual post.

Maria said...

Fortunately you have a big house with enough room for your books! But I joint your passion, I do love to read myself very very much! And my husband too!
Have a nice week ahead!

Anya said...

Zoveel boeken heb ik niet
maar lezen doe ik heel graag :-)
Prachtige blog vandaag
groetjes en fijne avond
met veel blogplezier hihihi...
(@^.^@)

Dina said...

Thanks Wil, now I see the new addition to your sidebar. What a wonderful family photo!
Your late husband looks like such a good, kind, strong, and smiling man. How hard to lose a friend like that too early in life. May his memory be a blessing.

Martha Z said...

I too love books. I have a hard time letting go so I have lots of bookcases. We are starting to use the library more and recycle books to the used book store. If we didn't there would be no room in the house for us.

Sistertex said...

wow that is a lot of books...not sure it beats the amount of books in my house, or my daughter's house who probably has twice the amount as I do. Books are wonderful...even though I have so many there are just times when I can't resist more.

Love the reading Monk too - nice entry this week (interesting as always!).

Riet said...

Wat heerlijk toch dat er boeken zijn. Mijn huis puilt ook uit en alle vier onze zonen zij n net als wij ook gek op lezen dus daar staan ook volle boekenkasten. Leuke foto's van al je boeken.

Dirkjogt said...

Onze boekenkasten - hoe groot ze ook zijn - puilen steeds uit van de boeken. Wij moeten telkens selecteren welke we in de living houden, welke boven en uiteindelijk welke in dozen op zolder verhuizen. Het mooiste van boeken is misschien wel de geur.

Vicki Lane said...

We are rich in books and have about run out of places to put them or walls to build another bookshelf. At the moment, my 'to be read' books are stacked at the side of each step up to my workroom. I badly need to sort through and give away some books but it's difficult to part with any.

Jack and Joann said...

Nice posts. You are so very neat! Praise the Lord!

Lorac said...

Reading can take you to so many places and place you in so many lives. Great post.

Renie Burghardt said...

Ah, look at all your beautiful books, Wil! I love books as well, and have quite a collection, some in English, some in German, some in Hungarian. I love to read, just as you do.

Great post!

Hugs,

Renie

JOE TODD said...

You are organized. I have to admit many of my books are just piled on top of each other.

Smart Mouth Broad said...

I'm a book lover too. I always bought books for my kids for gifts. My friends used to use us a children's library. LOL

Now I go to the library more so they are no longe accumulating but still we have lots and lots.

Indrani said...

Books are man's best friends and you have so many of them.

Cloudia said...

I'm so happy that you have a beautiful place to read, Wil.


Enjoy,


Aloha, Friend


Comfort Spiral

Ann said...

You have a great knowwledge of everything with all that reading.

The Chinese have a saying, growing old, learning till you are old.

Lawstude said...

before this computer era, one my fave hobbies is reading books. in fact, i have read hundred of books in law school. nothing beats the feeling of calmness and serenity when one is reading a good book. thanks for sharing your world.

Elisabeth said...

I am jealous of the order in your wonderful reading rooms. My house is chaotic by comparison.

Etje said...

Lezen, ook één van mijn hobby's. Geef me een boek en je hoort me niet meer een ganse dag.
Zou niet weten wat te doen als ik zonder boek zou komen te zitten

Arkansas Patti said...

Do share your love of books. Yesterday I got a video of my 2+ year old great niece. At one point she was "reading" a book. Her mother asked her if she wanted lunch and she said,"No, I am reading." Just love it.

Cezar and Léia said...

wow so many books!
And I liked a lot your pictures, très elegant!
Your place is really beautiful!
Thanks for sharing!
Have a great week dear friend,
Léia

Arija said...

Like you Wil, we too have walls full of books, so have our children and grandchildren.
We lost well over 5,000 books in the fire in 1983 but have amassed a very large number again since that time.
We also have books by the Prof, his father, his uncle and three of our daughter's.

Hannah @ Zukan said...

Can I come and hang out at your house? I'll bring some biscuits. :D I love books, too, and have a small library of my own; although, not quite as inviting as yours is!

Warm greetings from Florida!

~Hannah

Pacey said...

Wow, I would so love to explore your shelves...Am a book worm too. Hhmm....I'm liking these shots. Mooi, mooi en kan ik een boek lenen? Grapje!

Carol said...

Books are our best friends. Your bookshelves look lovely. What a great post for R, Reader Wil.

Miss_Yves said...

Moi aussi j'aime les livres et je trouve que c'est le plus beau des cadeaux, mais mes bibliothèques sont moins bien rangées que les vôtres !

Patty said...

With books you are never lonely, and if you can't travel, you can by books to some exciting places.

photowannabe said...

I love to read too. It must have been so hard to be without anything at that difficult time in your live. Its so important to instill the love of books in our children. Thanks for a wonderfu post.

Carolyn Ford said...

Marvelous post for "R"! Reading works!

anthonynorth said...

Just like my home - stuffed with books. Everywhere. Can't be without them.

Mara said...

I love books and couldn't really imagine my world without them. Great R!

Janie said...

Yes, you do have a lot of books! We have shelves in every room, and they're always overflowing with books, too. I never seem to get ahead on the shelf space.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

What a wonderful post. You have had an interesting life, Reader Wil.
The most wonderful thing anyone can give me is a book, and I have been that way all of my life. I haunt garage sales and find beautiful books for very little!
I always have at least two or three books going at once!
How wonderful to curl up and disappear into another place. I love it!
Mona

Kay said...

Oh my gracious! You have a gorgeous home. It looks like something out of an Ikea catalog. Lovely and tasteful.

When we moved from Illinois to Hawaii, we had to donate, give away and sell almost all our books. We still sent over about 10 boxes of books but we sadly left behind most of them. It's OK. Now that we're here, we're once again treasuring our books, too.

SandyCarlson said...

Such a warm and beautiful and intelligent way to decorate.

Rose said...

I am a lover of books, too, Reader Wil, but I don't think I have as many as you:) I think it's so important to foster a love of reading in our children; with a house full of books like yours, it's no wonder your children are readers, too.

I just noticed your quote on your side bar about happy people making the best of what they have--wonderful quote!

Hildred and Charles said...

What wonderfully neat and tidy bookshelves, besides being so prolific. I would love to spend time in your library, Read.

Etje said...

De week is weeral eens halfweg, wat gaat de tijd toch vlug.

Paula Scott said...

Books have always brought me to worlds that I would otherwise never see.
Wow. I don't think I 'know' of anyone in real life that was in a concentration camp. Certainly adds a perspective to life that the rest of us will not have.
Very humbling.

moongipsies said...

wonderful wonderful books....

jay said...

I love reading too, and my house looks remarkably like yours, with books and bookcases everywhere!

Being without books in the concentration camp must have been torment. Bad enough to endure it at all, but without the distraction and comfort of reading? That's cruel, indeed. :(

Tumblewords: said...

How exciting to have so many books and a place for each. Great R - without reading, where would we be.

Q said...

I also am a reader.
Long ago the books took over in my house. I cannot imagine life without my books.
Wonderful R!
Sherry

Marja said...

Oh great all these books I am addicted to books as well and had so many I bought a lot on the library sale and second hand shops. Just sorted them out to a reasonable number

Roger Owen Green said...

My wife was getting rid of some books today. Unless it's ancient reference book superseded by another, I can almost never do so.

Etje said...

Was hier gisteren een prachtige zonnige dag, hopelijk blijft dit nog even duren in het weekend

jeannette stgermain said...

Boy, I can see you have plenty to read:)
It's so good to see a real Dutch interior!!

swapnap said...

i too love books, you have some neat book racks around your wonderful house.It feels so warm to see them there...i can see that you enjoy the company with books.