Saturday, 6 April 2013

FMSTO: Books

2013-04-06 books collage

Collage of some shots I took of the many various bookshelves in my parents’ old house… Which we still have not emptied (neither the bookshelves nor the house). Anyone out there who wants want to buy a complete Swedish library??

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Books

8 comments:

  1. i guess i better brush up on my Swedish... ha ha on that one. cool collage... would your town library want the books? i donated all mine to our library when i got rid of all of them, they took paper back books to.

    ReplyDelete
  2. The book entitled Oland caught my eye as I have a great grandmother who bore that as a surname.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks like a diverse selection, each grouping seems so different. The pearl/creamy covered set appeals to me. Are they the writings of one author? A series of some sort? Great collage for the topic.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Pauline, the series of books in the bottom left-hand photo is the collected works of Charles Dickens, in old Swedish translation. (There have been some Swedish spelling/grammar reforms since they were printed which probably makes them less attractive to young readers today.)

      Delete
  4. I am glad you are taking do long. I think when it is finally emptied, it will be a sad event.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm hoping that when we finally get the house sold it will be a happy event, even if also with some nostalgia involved. We've managed to get a lot of dad's and grandpa's notes and photos off to museums and the local history society and that feels good.

      Delete
  5. I used to have lots of books at home too, till I ran out of place to store them, Rather than just collecting dust and turning yellow, I donated them to the Salvation Army for someone else to enjoy them. With a small house, I can't keep to many things and worst, I'm allergic to dust/dustmites!

    ReplyDelete
  6. DT, my daughter's house was completely furnished by a decorator. The books in the library were bought from a decorator book store, everyone of them are in foreign languages. The ones in your rt. corner would be highly appropriate for decorating. Ask someone you know who is into decorating interiors.
    QMM

    ReplyDelete

Communication is what makes blogging fun :)

Welcome to also visit my main blog: Beyond the Lone Islands