Are there ever too many books? I don’t think so.
As much as I enjoy the practicality and freedom of the Kindle and the iPad, nothing beats the beauty of the book.
It truly is a case of the more the merrier.
Do we buy as many books as we once did?
My intentions are there but the convenience of digital reading means the download often wins… and it shouldn’t.
It’s also a question of time.
So much of our time is shared between online devices that turning the pages of a book gets relegated to summer holidays or the tail end of a very long day.
Do you know what I mean?
Our family are all committed readers… and I have always believed that there is never loneliness or boredom with a good book around.
Characters and plots become part of our lives and it’s sad when their tale is told. Like farewelling a best friend.
Movies and TV series rarely make me feel that way.
Last weekend on our drive to Provence, we detoured via Zurich… and stayed in a hotel that boasted 33,000 books.
The dining room, with such volume, was lined floor to ceiling with all types of books.
Worn and loved… not precious or perfect with matching bindings.
Words in all languages filled and overflowed the space… it was quite breathtaking.
The thought of all that creativity, intellect and passion in one space was quite something.
I realised then and there that we can never, ever read enough… and there is definitely no such thing as too many books.
B2 Boutique Hotel
8002 Zürich, Switzerland
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