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Bibliophiliac is the space where one passionate, voracious reader reflects on books and the reading life. You will find reviews, analysis, links, and reflections on poetry and prose both in and out of the mainstream.
A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us. Franz Kafka

Friday, October 29, 2010

Book Blogger Hop October 29-November 1

Welcome Book Blog Hoppers!  I hope you are in costume!  I hope I will have some vigor in my hop this weekend.  October seems to have been a curiously enervating month for many.  Even Crazy Jennifer over at Crazy for Books is taking a mini-break, although she's still kind enough to sponsor the hop.This week's question is:  What bookish thing would you have, no matter the cost?  The bookish thing I would love to have is a home library with floor to ceiling bookshelves, cushy chairs and a couch, a reading table, lovely window seats, and plush carpets.  Somewhere I have a file of photographs of lovely libraries I covet. This library is entirely real to me, and I can easily summon up a detailed picture in my mind. 

If you have stopped by on the hop, I hope you'll take a moment to read a few of my recent reviews:  I reviewed Hummingbirds by Joshua Gaylord this week, and yesterday I posted a review of Isaac Babel's short stories for my regular feature, The Story on Thursdays.  Leave me a comment and I will return the visit.  Have a great weekend, hoppers!

11 comments:

Teresa said...

Happy Friday! I am thinking that I need to stop waiting to create my personal library and just do it! Have a great weekend.

Mad Scientist said...

Following my mechanized bunny... He seemed to be wound up at full blast.

I do not have a post set up this week for hopping but I did just finish a new review :)

Mad Scientist
http://madsteampunkery.blogspot.com

MJ said...

Hopping by-we have the same dream! I too covet a huge library in the style of the 19th century where I can curl up and lose myself in a good book. btw, love the name of your blog. It reminds me of Sach's book Musicophilia. If you haven't read it, it is very very good.

MJ's Literary Odyssey

Mari said...

I'm visiting from the hop. I love the look of floor to ceiling bookshelves.

I also reviewed Hummingbird's this week. I'm heading to your review next.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Emily Crowe said...

Up until a few year ago, my wish would have been the same, but when I married my husband I inherited his libary, which is cozy and piled floor-to-ceiling with books every which way...

I suppose if I could wish for anything bookish, it would be that readers would patronize their local independent bookstores rather than buying from Amazon. (Or use their local library if funds are too short to buy books!)

Rummanah Aasi said...

Stopping by to say "Hi"! Hear, hear on the personal library! Have a great weekend. :)

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

I also keep a file with "libraries of my dreams"...maybe someday ;)
Have fun hopping around this weekend!

Judith said...

You mentioned you of photos of lovely home libraries. Are they the kind of photos that you could post? I'd love to see them!

Judith (Reader in the Wilderness)

Aisle B said...

Ditto on the home library.... my dreams of shelves in a mausoleum of books.

wood beautiful wood shelves full of books with sun beaming through the skylight and window panes endowed with cushions to read forever....

ahhhhhh.....

Coffee and a Book Chick said...

Yes, the home library, wouldn't that just be divine!!
Here's my Hop: Coffee and a Book Chick -- Blog Hop...

cdmaczane said...

Thanks for stopping by. I love your blog and love the idea of Sunday Coffee!