I was a small child when I first accompanied my dad to one of the libraries in Stockholm. I still remember that special feeling as we walked in the door and I saw the books ~ row upon row of books. And so my love of books began and that love has continued throughout my life. I don't read romances or books about vampires/werewolves (lately though, I must confess to having read two excellent books wherein a few characters left no shadows). Most other books are welcome, as long as the writing is good and the book grabs my attention early on.
I love to read.ReplyDelete
Like you, a book has to catch my interest early on or it goes in the pile of slightly read books.ReplyDelete
Books are always great to read. I will read some romances, as long as these are not too formulaic. I do have a fondness for historical texts and historical fiction since I was a history major. I hope you are enjoying the A to Z Challenge.ReplyDelete
Enjoying A to Z early on, Inger...good blogging is like reading a good book!...:)JPReplyDelete
Inger, you are very fortunate to have had this skill encouraged early on. It opens up a whole world to us.ReplyDelete
What a delightful post. I love books to, and like you, I can't really get into the vampires and werewolves. I do like romance though, but for reading them, I prefer more of an evolving love story rather than a formulaic romance (but I read both). Glad I stopped by. See you around the A-Z. I will be joining your blog as a follower.ReplyDelete
I am with you, started to read in first grade and have not stopped since. my taste in reading material evolved several times, but i do love to readReplyDelete
my eye went to the painting of dog and donkey. :)ReplyDelete
If I start to read a book and my mind wanders to thoughts like, 'why did they have the character doing that?' or 'why have they used that word?' then I know that the writing is not good enough to hold my concentration and I give up. I'm re-reading a Maeve Binchy book right now and when I open the pages there are no words to decipher. It's like being there.ReplyDelete
We have some similar tastes, Inger. I didn't get to bring any childhood books with me when I moved, so I envy you with yours.ReplyDelete
Our daughters have got a Beatrix Potter collection saved for them, and Brer Rabbit/Uncle Remus which was a part of my childhood stories.
I would love to scrounge through your library! I'd also love to visit you with my camera!ReplyDelete
Bookcases was my post today. There is nothing better than reading a good book!ReplyDelete
Beautiful choice for the letter "B". Love the post.ReplyDelete
I've always loved books ever since a child Visiting the library,I loved the smell. I guess that's why I now have a book review blog.ReplyDelete
My folks didn't buy books back when and book stores didn't exist in my home town. The library was like a second home for me. The mystery section became my favorite and remains so today. Aloha.ReplyDelete
Gail visiting for AtoZ
Läser du svenska böcker med???ReplyDelete
Nothing gives quite the feeling of comfort like a case full of books. Gotta have something to read.ReplyDelete
I too avoid the formula romance novels. They hate each other on sight but end up destroying the sheets later on. Come on.
Since I started reviewing books on my blog, I'm finding many genres are much more appealing to me, especially when the books are written well. Come to find out, it's not the genre, as much as the individual book that sparks and keeps my attention.ReplyDelete
MJ, A to Z Challenge Co-Host
Lots of Crochet Stitches
BOOKs are a Man's best Friend :)ReplyDelete
I love to read! But I am a very slow reader...ReplyDelete
I'm returning your visit to my blog, and I'm glad I did. This is a fun blog.ReplyDelete
Great topic for "B". Books are so wonderful! I also love your header photo!ReplyDelete
I love going into the library! What a special memory for you. I also like cracking open a new book and just smelling how wonderful it is-- Like you I have many books and many bookshelves. Thanks for stopping by my blog today!ReplyDelete
Mary visiting from The View from my World
Sandra, my best friend, says I live in a library. I have 6 book shelves in my front room -- where my bed is located. And 2 book shelves in my entertainment room.ReplyDelete
Also I have signed movie posters on the walls so she says I live in movie lobby/library!!
I love the sight of books around me -- their worlds of words keep me safe in a coccoon of wisdom and delight.
Hi Inger - I have books everywhere .. and I've been trying to 'lose' the ones I won't read ever .. I have lots of reference books. Then I now have quite a few bloggers books .. but many that go back years .. not quite centuries, but it feels like it at times .. oh yes I have one or two very elderly ones from my mother but some I took to the Hospice I hope to raise funds .. I kep the cookery ones!ReplyDelete
Cheers and I love seeing the Swedish flag along with your 'treasures' .. and the donkey! Hilary
Nice to hear about your interest in books. My kid too have just started to read story books of his own.ReplyDelete
Books are good companion to us!
It's great to see real books on shelves. I think the Scandinavians are better when it comes to educating their children. It also helps to have a family where reading is encouraged.ReplyDelete
It's good to meet you, Inger.
I think books are wonderful and beautiful. I hate to think that some days there might not be any need for them - with the computer!ReplyDelete
Love seeing your books, Inger!ReplyDelete
I love books too.
Today I read a quote about books on the blog I follow, that said:
“To know a man’s library is, in some measure, to know a man’s mind.”
The blog is named
Book Mania and it's a great blog.