Books

 From the first room we entered in Carl Sandburg's home in Flat Rock, North Carolina....
to the last (we weren't allowed access to the second and third floors
due to repairs to the stairway)...
 BOOKS!
He arrived at this house with 14,000 - 17,000 volumes, depending on which account one reads.
My pictures are poor, but every one I took inside the house includes
 BOOKS!
I guess it's no surprise that most of my thrift store adventures
on our vacation resulted in finding more
BOOKS!
And several hours of our vacation were spent reading
BOOKS!
When you come, be sure to bring the coat I left with Carpus at Troas. 
Also bring my books, and especially my papers. (the Apostle Paul, in 2 Timothy 4:13)

24 comments:

  1. I wish Jake would build bookshelves like that for all of his books. He doesn't have as many as Carl Sandburg but enough that I am running out of shelves and room!!!
    It would be nice to have them that easily accessible. What a nice visit Rebecca. Your vacation sounds really wonderful so far!
    Love Di ♥

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    1. It has been wonderful, Diana! I, too, would SO love to have some built-in bookshelves. (We have a lot of shelves - but most are those assemble-yourself type....)

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  2. Oh wow, that looks like my dream come true! Imagine how many blissful hours could be spent reading all those words.... :)

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    1. My dream, too. I just went from room to room with my jaw dropped/mouth wide open. I could hardly restrain myself from leaving the carpeted path to go over and touch a book or two!

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  3. Ummmm, books! I have not been able to progress (?) to an electronic reader. I must have the actual book in hand and be able to feel the "character" of the characters! Turning actual pages back and forth to re-read and re-visit are a must in my little finite world. The electronic readers seem cold and impersonal. Books, on the other hand, are familiar and welcoming.

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  4. Wow!! Some day, I'll have bookshelves. Lots. And time to read what's on them, of course. :)

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  5. Books open up new worlds for us, no matter what format we choose. But, I still prefer to hold a book, turn its pages, and wish for more when I get to the final page! I don't have an electronic book, but I at some point I may give in. I'll still cherish my books, however! I enjoyed seeing these book-filled rooms that you visited.

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    1. Me, too, Glenda. I'll never say "never", but I doubt that electronic books will replace my books.

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  6. Wow...thanks for the tour, how interesting. I don't have enough bookshelves so I have been know to put books in the most interesting places...they are my most favorite decorating item. Looks like a great trip

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    1. My favorite decorating item, too! I has been a wonderful vacation/trip!

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  7. Rebecca...to be surrounded by books like this is a dream, to me.
    Thank you for sharing these photos. I'm so glad that you went to Sandburg's home. What a treasure you found!

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  8. Amazing moments of history... I bet it was enthralling!

    peace~elaine

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    1. THAT'S a good word for it, Elaine. Enthralling!

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  9. I knew you would love this place! Seeing the pictures, I felt like I was there again! I hope you got to see the goats and wasn't the scenery just beautiful too!

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    1. Thanks for pointing us in the Carl Sandburg direction! Yes, we saw the goats - a couple of babies, 2 weeks old. I have some scenery pictures in my facebook photo album of our 2012 vacation. It was a most interesting place. We hope to return to see the 2nd & 3rd floors and take in a stage play next time.

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  10. WOW!
    I want to browse!!!
    Kinda funny too coz sometimes I feel sorta guilty when I see all my own books strewn around the house. But at the same time... I really like em! haha Thanks for sharing Rebecca! Happy book hunting!
    So what books did you find on your trip?! I'd love to hear about them!

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  11. Hi Rebecca,
    so glad to hear you had such a fun time with your brother and sister-in-law in North Carolina. Wow, I thought I liked books, but think Carl Sandberg
    sure has it on us, huh!!

    Great news about them being able to turn the baby, know you are on pins and needles waiting probably. Will sure be praying that all goes well
    for Mom and baby. and praying you all get some sleep tonight!!

    Can't wait to hear the news of the arrival.

    Love and Blessings hon, Nellie

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  12. electronic readers and computers would not look the same sitting on those shelves....there is something about books that is upfront and personal.

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    1. I believe you've got THAT right, Dee :)

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  13. I love your fabulous library sweet Rebecca! I love REAL books and to hold them when I'm reading...me, I don't think I'll never change my book habits. God bless your new arrival and can't wait to your post. Thank you for your wonderful and kind visit lovely lady.
    FABBY

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  14. I missed the Sandburg library but found it after your comment. Wow, what a place. Oh, the books on every wall, delightful...imagine living there!

    And how in the world do you do all these blogs! I can not keep up with one....Thanks for leading me to the Sandburg library!

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  15. I had to smile at this one. We are loaded with books too and are always on the lookout for new ones.
    At least you have wonderful bookshelves..we ..do..not!! Everything is so neatly on the shelves..mine are to the point of having to move some to see what we have. However, I won't have to go to the library soon. MY books are beginning to be stacked!!

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    1. NOTE: These are NOT my books! These are in the Carl Sandburg home.

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  16. Oh, couldn't you just see yourself living there? I could--especially if I had a maid to keep them dusted. ha. Did you read any during vacation that went on your favorites list?

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