I am quite the book junkie.. and sometime have to forcibly extricate myself from bookshops before i max out my credit card on the massive pile I am struggling to carry. i especially love the fantastic wealth of great Indian authors that I am discovering since living here. I finished The Hungry Tide by Amitav Ghosh recently, which manages to be a stunning mix of adventure, romance, history, mystery and biology and all wrapped up the strong imagery describing the precarious life in the Sunderbans – the wetlands in East India that are slowly disappearing under rising sea levels. it wasn’t a complex novel and I think I manged to get through it in about 3 days – a very readable and immensely enjoyable books that i would thoroughly recommend.
And while I’m on the subject of books.. have found some great images of bookcases that will be my inspiration for what ever bookcase solution we come to in our newly renovated house.. Oh the day when my books can finally emerge from their dusty boxes, be wiped off with a soft cloth and take their place of pride alongside their friends – hardcovers, paperback, fine literature, cheap detective novels, luscious design bibles and unopened language books (brought with the best of intentions), falling-apart school textbooks, old travel journals and guide books.. oh and then there’s the piles of magazines..
I love the green velvet curtain, ready to transform the room for an evening party.
If only a home office could really stay this uncluttered..
how luxurious this masculine library/lounge room looks.. i want to curl up on that sofa and read something deep and poetic while sipping a glass of full bodied red wine..
all pics courtesy of Domino Mag