This month on the Fiction Writers’ Blog Hop Julie has set the topic of libraries, and I’m going to take a slightly personal approach today.
All my adult life I’ve wanted a library. A room filled with books, a quiet space to read and write, inspiration on every shelf around you. I mean, who wouldn’t want that, right? And given that I have over 90* unread books in my TBR pile, which you can read about here, and I don’t own an e-reader, it only make sense that I NEED a library.
Problem is, our house is small. Really small. I have books strewn from one end to the other, piled precariously, and nowhere to put anything resembling a library.
But, friends, all is not lost. You see, we (as in hubby and I) have come to the conclusion that our tiny, rundown, literally-falling-down-around-us home has come to the end of its useful life and we’ve decided to knock-down and rebuild.
Yes! My dream house! Finally.
OK. So, there’s no way we can afford my actual DREAM house, but I figure if we’re going to build surely I can get included a few, little, things I’ve always wanted. Like a double oven. And, of course a library.
I wouldn’t say no.
This has caused a few arguments (what do they say about building being one of the most stressful things you can do?!), as hubby doesn’t quite understand my burning desire to have a room dedicated to books, despite the fact he almost falls over the ones strewn about the house. The arguments became so problematic at one point, that my friend came up with a perfect solution…
All jokes aside though, I have convinced hubby that a library/study-writing room is an investment in our future and will pay off once I get published (once, not if…once, not if…) and we met with the builders and the designer last week and I’ve put in my request. Cue fireworks.
What about you? If you were building your dream house, what would you want included?
*The TBR pile is now up to 105 – shhhh!