I Want a Library In My Home

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    I don't have an actual bookshelf,

    so I bought a huge bin. I figured I would never fill that thing up. But guess what? It's now overflowing. I have books crammed inside, on top of the lid, on my bed, under my bed, and scattered throughout the house. I still think it's not enough! So, I want a house with a...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer
    16-17, F
    Jun 27, 2014

    The sound of pages turning,

    the smell of ink and paper. The hard cover pressing into my thighs as I curl tight during exciting scenes. Books that fill my arms and not just a hand. Classics and new authors, children's books, nonfiction, mystery, fantasy, westerns, poetry. I want a room filled with all of...
    Viejna Viejna
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2014

    I have wanted a library in my home

    for the longest time and after a lifetime of collecting books, my wife and I had the 1st floor of our 140 years old house gutted and remodeled. In one room we decided to have a dedicated library and I have a place for all my books. It is a dream finally come true.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Aug 11, 2014

    I don't just want a library,

    I think it's becoming a necessity. All these books stacked everywhere must be a fire hazard. Plus apparently towers of books in the bedroom isn't conducive to a sexy atmosphere. Who knew?
    alonewiththegods alonewiththegods
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    I want to be surrounded by actual books!

    Yes Kindle and iBooks are okay. But there is something about the smell and feel of what I am reading that puts me at ease. Give me a home library and I will be complete!
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 22, 2015

    I recently started a wishlist specifically

    for books on Amazon.com. It is the only specific wishlist I've ever made. My library will be a reflection of my soul. The contents of my library will be my team which I can look to for advice. The many authors of the works will be my mentors. It will be full of stories, self...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 15, 2014

    Kind Of Getting There !

    I love books; prefer them to things like Kindle's and such.... As such, and because I have always thought library's are quite sexy, we have quite a large bookcase, filling one whole wall, of our books in our sitting room.... Subjects are many and varied - biographies, music...
    AmberDuponte AmberDuponte
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 10, 2013

    This would be in the event i can ever afford to

    buy my own house or rebuild this one. I would want a large room to put all my books in a quiet place to read or study or work. An official place to put a desk and go on my laptop or a comfy chair to lounge on with a book or my laptop lol. I stopped buying books regularly...
    violet1698 violet1698
    31-35, F
    Oct 11, 2014

    My future home- regardless of place

    or size- will always have a library! I will build the shelves myself if I must lol ^^
    iCaii iCaii
    22-25, F
    Mar 26, 2014

    Someday I will have the perfect library in my

    home. Shelves of books will span the floor to the ceiling, and I really need to have one of those sliding ladders. I'll find the perfect lounger, a few side tables, and some soft lighting. A girl can dream, right?
    JARSMS JARSMS
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 11, 2014

    I will have one in my home

    once I am older. I...
    TheCupcakeQueen TheCupcakeQueen
    16-17, F
    Apr 9, 2014

    Oh How Perfect!

    With a naughty librarian too! Winks.... :-)
    Funstick4you Funstick4you
    41-45, M
    Apr 13, 2013

    I've always, as a little girl,

    imagined to have an enormous library in my house. It's always been a dream and it still hasn't come true. I still wish for that. Books are literally life.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Apr 4, 2015

    It will have secret tunnels,

    sliding ladders, overstuffed chairs, tables covered in melted candles and books everywhere. I'd have a small trunk where I'd keep my special books and all the others would fill the shelves to the very edge. They wouldn't be alone though. I'd have found objects lying up there...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids
    16-17, F
    Apr 9, 2014

    Somewhere To Go...

    I just want somewhere to go to escape, even in my own home. I will always love books more than television or the internet. My whole family loves to read. One day, when I have a home or place to call my own, I will have a library. Be that a single bookshelf with a chair and a lamp...
    absolutevalue absolutevalue
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2011

    What Would You Buy?

    I think it would be fabulous to have a home large enough for a library.  I would fill mine with first editions of all my favorites.  How about you?  What would be the first book you would purchase for your library?
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    41-45, F
    21 Responses Jun 21, 2010
    Natureismagic Natureismagic
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2015

    I've got a collection of books at my house

    stacked up everywhere along walls, in closets, and in the rafters. Don't' know if it's quite a thousand, but it sure seems so. I am due to sell some back to my local used book store, but there are so many I haven't read, or wish to re-read, or want for future reference that I...
    TouchVGrey TouchVGrey
    56-60, M
    2 Responses Dec 7, 2013

    That would be cool! Had to switch to an

    e-reader or I was really going to look like I lived in a library
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 24, 2014

    A library in my home of five thousand books.

    That would be the ultimate. Would not matter if I rad them all...he'll probably wouldn't but I'd read a lot of them. Also it would create such a beautiful atmosphere. I recommend them to anyone who can afford it.
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    Sep 25, 2015

    I want a library that doubles

    as a study, where I can store documents and other collections of mine
    KeithK902 KeithK902
    18-21, M
    May 19, 2015

    I actually have three library racks in my home.

    I have a book, movie, and music library in my spare bedroom.
    femaleoutshopping femaleoutshopping
    26-30, F
    Mar 19, 2015

    I wanna have my own library

    and spend my whole day in it reading books i love.
    1234yan12 1234yan12
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

    Wouldn't It Be Nice.

    Every Sunday afternoon; On the carpet with a pillow propped up under my elbow and a plate of freshly made pumpkin scones with jam and whipped cream. All settled in for the old fashion movie. Mums favorite choice was the Turner classics. and upon watching the black and white films...
    Thevy29 Thevy29
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Oct 10, 2013

    This is literally the dream.

    Even though I'm a lazy reader, it would be great to own a huge book collection, and fill my library with the best books around.
    Realitea Realitea
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    Just me, books and comfy sofa oh

    and fireplace in the middle of the room. Sorry, my lovely kindle, but you'll never beat the smell of paper
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 23, 2014
    savoy2 savoy2
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 21, 2015

    I think this would be epic,

    and I would spend days off in here, reading. (Well, DUH!) I'd love everything from classic books, to medical journals, to linguistic dictionaries, omg! *wipes drool off my chin* I often imagine it with a nice, comfortable couch, or better yet, a great big window seat.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    10 Responses Feb 10

    Beauty And The Beast

    Have you seen this Disney movie? I WANT THAT LIBRARY! I would stay with the Beast just because of his library :)
    Ra1nbow Ra1nbow
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 30, 2012

    Library Of Knowledge

    I would love to have a huge library in my future house. Books are something I could easily get lost in whenever I am reading a book. Books have some much knowledge in them. Whenever I read a book, I feel like I am apart of the book. It is like I am one of the characters in the...
    superherojustin superherojustin
    22-25, M
    7 Responses Jun 11, 2013

    I Want A Library Like The One In Beauty And The

    Beast!That is the most magical library ever, and there are SO many books, I could easily lose myself, for days, weeks, and months at a time, just getting lost in books. I Love books, and wish I had a library like the one in beauty and the beast! 
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    I Love Library

    what made me happy through those painful times during childhood...? the heaps of books. i was such a voracious reader and books take almost half the space of my bed. i usually had to position myself in a way that my leg does not touch the books.i felt at peace in the library. in...
    wingsgirl wingsgirl
    22-25, F
    5 Responses May 28, 2012

    My Dream 😍😍 The stories

    and the adventures that come along with in the comfort of my own home. It Would be amazing.
    LinaXXOO LinaXXOO
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 24, 2014
    rachelle1972 rachelle1972
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 30, 2014

    I love reading and I love writing,

    I love that we can hold history in our hands thanks to libraries. I'd love to have a library in my own home, kind of like from Beauty and the Beast, where Beast gives the library to Belle as a gift. Although I doubt I'd be able to have a library that big. The smell of a new book...
    Tearystar1027 Tearystar1027
    18-21
    Dec 5, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    May 19, 2015

    Simply because I love to read.

    I love reading whether it be online or an actual book, of course I like actual books better but I read off of wattpad an awful lot too.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    Jul 19, 2015

    My library would be like the Restricted Section

    at Hogwart's library. I would stockpile all of the dangerous books.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Sep 26, 2015
    Kittenpowee Kittenpowee
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2014

    I Want A Library Like The One In Beauty And The Beast!

    That is the most magicial library ever, and there are SO many books, I could easily lose myself, for days, weeks, and months at a time, just getting lost in books. I Love books, and wish I had a librabry like the one in beauty and the beast!
    xSilentlySufferingx xSilentlySufferingx
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 22, 2010

    I had a library. I moved

    and donated all the books I loved to charity. I hope I will have another library and another large book collection someday.
    TKD1 TKD1
    51-55, F
    Feb 17, 2014

    Does anyone still remember libraries?

    Libraries played an important role in my childhood. I grew up in a small town with the good fortune of a mid-sized library. From a young age I would walk there each week, borrowing 2-4 books from the children's section in the basement, the thrill of using my library card to...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2015

    That scene from Beauty

    and the Beast where he shows her his library and gives it to her - my dream right there
    DoeADeer517 DoeADeer517
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Dec 8, 2015
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