Saturday, September 13, 2008

Weekly Geeks Quote #1

This week's theme at Weekly Geeks is "a quote a day":

You may want to come up with a theme, such as favorite passages from books, author quotes, political quotes, quotes about books or reading, humorous quotes, whatever. Or you may not want a theme at all; maybe you just want to gather up seven assorted quotes that appeal to you. You may want to start each of your posts of the week with a quote, or you may want to give quotes posts of their own in addition to your regular posts. It’s all up to you!

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"Books are not made for furniture, but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house."

My first quote is from Henry Ward Beecher, 19th century clergyman, abolitionist, and social reformer, and brother to Harriet Beecher Stowe. I chose this quote because I've been all about bookshelves the past month or so. We've been rearranging living spaces, adding shelves, and organizing books. We are in the process of moving the majority of our books into one room and having something we've always wanted: a family library. We still have a long way to go, but it is lovely to be in a room lined with one's own books.


8 comments:

Icedream said...

Great quote and I agree. When visiting a home I love to see books. Of course then I get the urge to snoop at the titles! LOL

Ruth said...

I love the quotation you chose. I can't wait until I have a home big enough that I can devote a room to my books. (As it is, my bedroom already looks like a library!)

Rachel said...

Terrific quote- there's something about books really making a house feel like home... I had to move my wall 'o shelves to another location for a time because my nearly-2-year-old is a monkey lately. I envy your library!

naida said...

great quote, and I do agree with it.
http://thebookworm07.blogspot.com/

Maree said...

Great quote. I always look for the books first!

Book Zombie said...

I've always loved this quote, I don't think I would feel comfortable in a house without books.

Melissa said...

I like that quote... one for the collection. Thanks!!

cj said...

Wonderful quote!

cjh