Feature Follow Friday (July 24)

Alison Can Read Feature & FollowIt is the Friday Feature Follow!

This is a weekly blog meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read.

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The Question:

If you had the money what would your own personal library look like? What would be in it? What colors, decorations, etc would you put in it? – The Realm of Books

My Answer:

I guess last week we got wires crossed or something. If I had the money, what my personal library would look like…Oh. Ohhhhhhhhh.

My personal dream library would of course be two floors, have a spiral staircase and one of those rolly ladder thingies. What are those called? I attribute all of these requirements to the first library I ever remember seeing: 

Disney Wiki

I want it to be homey and lived in because I plan to spend a lot of time there, so the overly formal look has to go. I’d also like a window seat and a huge, puffy chair. My friend down the street has two and I want one so bad. 

Here’s kind of what I’m thinking: 

Spotted on Covet Garden

An entire floor-to ceiling wall of books, and over there in the bottom corner would be that spiral staircase. Maybe I wouldn’t have two full floors if I had floor-to-ceiling books; maybe it would just be a landing and small cove of books with places to read. 

I am digging the plants. My library will be filled with all the plants I wish I could grow but cannot in the Texas heat. Oxygen central up in the library. 

The furniture would need to match the woodwork, but also be comfy. That furniture does not look like I could sit on it for more than thirty minutes. And I like to sprawl, lay down with my knees up when I read, so I definitely need some different items. 

Somewhere I also want an alcove bed…maybe somewhere behind  the spiral staircase. And a hammock. 

But that floor-to-ceiling window..I like but not so much. I do want light, but perhaps not that much light. Instead, I’d want something kind of like this set up…

by Robert Benson

Because I fully plan on having a beach house. No joke. That is my dream. Living on the beach in a beautiful house. How I’ll pay for said house or what work I’ll do, I have no clue. I’m not sure if I want that wall to the outside to look like this, or if I want this to be incorporated into the landing at the top of the spiral staircase. 

I would have a hefty selection of romance books and murder mystery books. All of the works of Agatha Christie, Nora Roberts, Diana Gabaldon, Kristin Hannah, Elin Hilderbrand, Benjamin Alire Saenz, Walter Dean Meyers. A lot of European historical fiction (King Richard, King Edward, the Boleyns). A section for fairy tales and retellings. A gardening section. All of my favorites and all the books I say I want to read but can’t afford to keep buying. 

I would try to keep the color decor as natural and light as possible, and I found a beautiful round table painted light blue with a map modged on the top of it. That would be something I’d put in my library.

What is does your dream library look like? Leave a comment with your response and your Friday Follow. 

8 thoughts on “Feature Follow Friday (July 24)

  1. You’re like me — a very picky bookworm! Lol. I can definitely to every single thing you’re saying here. I want all of those things, too!! I want comfort as well as style, even if my style is a bit DIFFERENT. Who cares? Most of us book addicts are a little eccentric anyway.

    Except for that GORGEOUS library from “Beaty and the Beast”, the others, though great, do let in a LOT of light. Be careful when constructing your dream library. Too much light will fade the spines of your books. I know from personal experience. I now make sure the all of my book spines are well protected.

    I love the plants, too!!

    Hope you can stop by and check out my own dream library. I have several ideas, including a terrific-looking spiral staircase! : )

  2. Ohhh that would be perfection!! My goodness! YES to the spiral staircase, I dream of having one of those one day. And the alcove bed is a MUST. But for me, the color and decor would be VERY bright- maybe posters of favorite books and books-to-movies, and just almost whimsical. But definitely homey and comfortable too. We need ALL the money!

    • We do need ALL the money. Do you think we could pool together and hire a geneticist and biologist to start working on a money tree? Because that’s my only contribution to the cause, unless someone wins the super jackpot of a bazillion dollars.

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