I’ve been trying to keep up with reading JUST one book a month and I failed terribly in April. What’s my excuse this time? Well, I’ve been running around getting essentials we’ll need for Theo when he arrives (hopefully this Sunday!).
Instead of reading novels, I’ve been equipping myself with babycare knowledge. When my sister-in-law visited in April, she brought along the Babycare: Everything You Need to Know book. That’s probably the only pre-birth book that I’ve read. Unfortunately, babies don’t come with manuals when they’re born so this is a really handy book to give a broad overview of what needs to be done.
ONLY ONE BOOK?
Anyway, I chanced upon an article on the Top 10 Most Beautiful Places to Read and I’m dumbfounded. Really, there are such bookstores and libraries with so much character?
I’m so glad that the Oxford Bodleian libraries were included on the list. Here’s a photo of Radcliffe Camera in Oxford.
I used to spend some time ploughing through my readings there. The atmosphere in there was astonishing. It really motivated me to work hard and I felt like I was transported back into time! It’s the most beautiful libraries I’ve been to so far in my life.
Mark Twain said ““In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.” I am sure Mark Twain will be more than amazed with look of those beautiful libraries around the world. Today’s article combine the top 10 most beautiful old, rustic and vintage looking libraries around the world. Every one of us will be more than happy to spend just few moments reading books at those beautiful libraries…
The Libreria Acqua Alta in Venice
Shakespeare and Company in Paris
House on the Rock in Wisconsin
New York Public Library
The Royal Portuguese Reading Room
The Bodleian Libraries at Oxford University
The Biltmore House Library
The Hearst Castle Library
The University of Coimbra General Library
The Library of Congress