Saturday, 15 March 2014

Words too many: My dream Library

My little collection of books by my bedside.


It had been five days that I hadn't written a single word. It’s not very often that happens to me mind you. I do tend to scribble at least two lines a day. Did I finally have the famous writer's block? 

Browsing through Indisprire, I fell in love. Literally. With an idea! My dream library. Such ideas ran through my head! The authors, the books I have wanted to read for the longest time. I could feel the excitement run through my veins. There’s far too many books that I would like to read. I will begin from the ones I have already read.

I quickly snapped a photo of my bedside books. My current library comprises of  around 500-550 books.( I wish I had more *sigh*) A major chunk of them are Enid Blyton, Rudyard Kipling and other such books for children. They were my childhood books that I just can’t seem to part with. The little prince, Frankenstein, Pinocchio, White Fang, Malgudi Days, Sherlock Holmes, Judy blume, the famous five and Nancy drew were the books I read as I grew up. With teenage, my choice of books changed too. I now turned to Sidney Sheldon, Erich Segal, Mary Higgins and silly romantic Mills and boons. What a phase that was! ( Thank God it's over!)

Another shelf comprises of self motivational books by Robin Sharma, Tony Buzan, Jack Canfield and other such authors. This phase hit me as I completed my graduation. From chickenSoup to Whale done, from Who will cry when you die to the monk who sold his ferrari.
The greatness guide, Fish tales, project 50, Think Big! the art of oratory, Zen and the art of motorcycle, the 7 habits of highly effective people, the greatness guide, Biographies and what not. I was hooked. Phew!

Coming back to my bedside books. They are my favorite books out of all. They consist of all kinds of books ranging from classics such as Jane Austen: Pride and prejudice, Emma; Charles Dickens, Shakespeare, Scott Fitzgerard, Sir Walter Scott, Edgar Allen Poe, Thomas Hardy, Kenneth Grahame, Heidi, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, To kill a Mockingbird, A streetcar Named Desire, to newer authors such as Jean Sasson, Khaled Hosseini, Anjum Hassan, Zaidi Hussaini, Sudha Murthy, Paulo Coelho, Ken Follet. Let’s not forget the famous ones like Rowling, Cecelia Ahern, Chetan Bhagat and Arvind Adiga to name a few. I could perhaps spend a long time listing out the books there.

Poetry books has a dedicated corner on my table. Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Shakespeare,Tagore, John Berryman, Lord Bryon, William Blake, Cummings, W.B. Yeats, Longfellow. I'm drowning in their words as I write. There's far too many books that I would like to read more. 


The more I think about my dream Library, the more I add to the authors in my head. So when finally I know what I want, it is in the following manner.


My dream Library: I do not know which place that would be. My dream library is my very home. Where I would like to make a collection of my personal books. The ones I've read countless number of times. The ones I could quote from word to word. The size of the library would not matter, Although a library like Mr. Darcy’s at Pemberley would do, My Dream Library would be my favorite books, in a single place, right under my reach, right in my heart.

Me going through books.
Apparently I was lost in them :)

This post is for Indiblogger, Indispire. #DreamLibrary

30 comments:

  1. Totally agree. Lovely library.
    What better than the safety & comfort of home with great company of favorite books!!! :)

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    1. I'm glad, there's nothing better than comfort books. Thank you!:)

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  2. Great to know we went through similar "book-reading phases"!

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    1. :) you did too? Well I'm glad I got to witness them all :)
      Thank you and keep visiting :)

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  3. Your post compelled me to follow Midnight Scribbles :)

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    1. Omg Thanks for the follow :D
      Keep Visiting!

      Ps I'm in love with your blog since a long time, been following it through facebook *grins*

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  4. what do you have for breakfast? i wont be surprised if its a book

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  5. You have got quite an unique collection of books.

    a library like Mr. Darcy’s at Pemberley huh? I can see you are well on you way.

    Pages off Life

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    1. Thank You! I try to keep beautiful books :)
      I'm far away from that dream btw, someday maybe yes :) in the meanwhile I could actually steal your castle of books :D

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    2. Its a castle, Steal all you want. I dont think I will notice. I will even leave the front door open for you. :D

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    3. Haha well thank you. I shall not have to sneak in!

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  6. I love reading this...can very well relate to me. I too have a mini library of my own now :)

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    1. Ooh excellent! The personal collections are the best ones I think. :)

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  7. Oh my! You have a huge collection. I started my reading as a child with Enid Blyton too. And I still have them to gift my son when he grows big :) Nice Reading!

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    1. Hehe not too huge :) I've given all of my books to my younger brother who is yet to discover the joys of reading. He's only ten. :) I'm sure your son will be delighted :) he alreadu looked lost in those books!

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  8. Can so relate. Nothing like the childhood reads though, still love them. Best place to lose oneself

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    1. :) true that. Nothing like losing yourself in books!

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  9. Creativity and intense deep thinking . Nice share.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words. Keep visiting :)

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  10. Lovely share... I loved the pic too. I remember me getting lost with a bunch of books... Newly married, I have all my beautiful books at home. The pic is so haunting that its time I "transport" it to my new home. :) Love your favs.

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    1. hehe Thank you. I am not married yet and i hope i get a home where i can store all of my prized books :D:D:D

      Ps i do have a copy of Gone with the wind *wink*

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  11. Somebody who actually likes Thomas Hardy. Now, that is difficult to come by! :)
    Loved how your "dream library" lays more emphasis on the stock it contains than the furniture its contained in.

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    1. Whats not to like :) Thanks for dropping by :D
      And yes, what use will furniture be if there's no books.
      Ps your comment made my day!:D

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  12. Loved this post ...i guess we all here have an unbreakable link up with books .... Glad to see u lost in them :)

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    1. Yes I think we all do have a special place for books! :D

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  13. Gotcha! Loved it :) that is soo me! I can spend hours and hours simply going through my books, both old and new :)

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