Monday, August 1, 2011

Strindberg, Eliot, Goethe, Browning, France, Smith



Where on earth will I put them?



[click to enlarge]




11 comments:

Jan said...

It would seem that you had a nice day at the used book store yesterday. I'll bet that you will find a place for these wonderful books as you have the others, and will make room for even more books in the future. You may have to build on an addition to your home, William. Have you ever given thought to a cottage for only your books? Your library? I can picture it in my mind...lovely. And what a heavenly aroma as you enter thru it's door~~~

William Michaelian said...

Jan, it was a great trip. We were there four hours, and for every book we brought home, there were at least a dozen — no, make that a hundred — we left behind. In the meantime, the question arises: Do I really need that chair?...

Transcend Designs said...

I'm sure finding a place for your new treasures
is surely the least of your problems William....

: )

William Michaelian said...

Ha! It’s one of my favorites, I know that much....

Bitch said...

What a heavy load...
I hope that the weather is not too hot over there??
Sweet reading!!!!

willfulresemblance said...

Nice Collection

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Monika! It’s warm here, but not nearly as warm as other parts of the country. But the shade still feels good....

Thanks, Jhon. I’ll go into more detail on some of them in future entries....

-K- said...

I liked clicking onto the photo to see how really beautiful and well-maintained these books are.

But then again, I even like the Word Verification for this comment:

"Malintef"

Maybe somebody put something in my water.

William Michaelian said...

Ah, of course! From Cornelius Tacitus: figlia d' un malintef....

No, don’t ask.

Two Tigers said...

Sad to think of why and how someone would have been brought to parting with these. Such great finds, William. And even greater friends.

William Michaelian said...

I feel the same way, Gabriella, as you know, and imagining the circumstances is part of what makes these trips to the bookstore such a rich experience, especially when I read some of the heartfelt messages scrawled on the inside cover, or the notes in the margins.