Library Lust: Your perfect library

I have had a passion for books and libraries for as long as I can remember. One of the first things my mother taught me to do was read (as this is a great passion of hers), and even as young as 2, I remember spending a large part of our time together reading. I remember trips to the local library and leaving with piles of books. I remember browsing through the shelves and staring in wonder at the world of fantasy and knowledge that stood before me, wanting to read it all but never having enough time to do so!

This was a passion that has only grown stronger the older I have gotten. I still feel like there is so much I need to read but so little time. I digress... back to the library.

A dream of mine has always been to have my own home with a library. I always loved how in the classics, people always had libraries.. after dinner they would "retire to the library" for a game or a sip of brandy. Now, I don't drink brandy but I still want that library!

My fiance shares my passion and dream (thankfully!) and we are steadily building up our collection of books. This proved to be a big pain in the "you-know-what" when we moved house last year and I remember at the time exclaiming "I am never buying another book again!" .. but that lasted all of a week.

So what would my dream library look like you may ask? Well, I am not sure. I love floor to ceiling (high ceiling) bookshelves.. ladders...fat old leather lounges.. lamps.. but in reality, there is only so much you can do in a surburban home. 

There is one library, however, that has had a special place in my heart for a long time.. the ultimate library which for years, I would tell anyone who would listen I would own one it is:

 Look familiar? That's because it is the library from Beauty and the Beast. This was my favourite Disney cartoon when I was young (alongside The Little Mermaid) and I would watch this movie over and over just wishing I owned a library like this one... *sigh* still do. It is perfect.

So what is your perfect library? Was there any libraries in movies, TV shows, books or in real life, that you saw and fell in love with? Post a comment and let me know!


aloi said...

that one from beauty and the beast looks better than perfect to me ;P ... "not buy another book" - don't spout such heresy! ;P

i found you thru the blog hop - your blog title caught my eye) and am now a new follower. hope you come pay me a visit! happy saturday!


Rachel said...

@Aloi Hahaha I know!! It was heresy! But moving was painful and exhausting and we had so many boxes of books!! But I think we have added another box full in the four months we have lived here.

Thanks for visiting and becoming a follower! :) I will definately come pay you a visit too!

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