My Dream Library

1. To be able to have a library, you first need a house (or a large apartment). Where would your dream house be?

My dream house would be fairly straightforward and would not have too many rooms as it would a chore to clean, unless I had a cleaner and then it wouldn’t matter, but, I can’t see the point of having lots and lots of empty rooms. Location would be somewhere that was close to where I needed to be at the time.

2. Now that you have the house, where’s the library?

The library would be in one of the biggest rooms that we did not chose to use as a sitting room.

3. What type of shelving would you use?

I would have custom built shelves that will cover all of the walls of the house except the door and the windows. I would want maximum coverage of shelve space.

4. Three pieces of furniture you would absolutely want to have in your library (apart from shelves and reading chair).

I would have a nice comfortable double seater sofa which you can use to read and lie down if you wished as well as a comfy reading chair..

5. What would you ideally classify your books?
I would seperate the non fiction from the fiction and the fiction would organised alpahabetical by order, but if there is a series of books such as Doctor Who novelisations then they would go in story order, and not publication order. I don’t think that there is a need to order the non fiction.

6. What do you consider absolutely necessary to display on your bookshelves besides the books?
For the purposes of dusting absolutely nothing else, but the wife would probably have different ideas.

7. If you had an unlimited budget, what collector’s book would you add to your library?
If the budget was unlimited then whatever I could get my hands on. Definitely first editions of the James Bond novels but, also, something really old and impressive that needs a special case to display it.

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8. What would be THE reading seat you would absolutely dream to have?

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9. Who’s allowed to enter?
My wife and any visitors to the house should they wish to.

10. To conclude, describe your dream library in one paragraph.

A comfortable, quite, completative place to read and enjoy yourself.

Burnt

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Burnt.”

As with the previous post about what 5 items I would grab if my house was on fire, this post is about what you wished that you could have taken with you, but had to leave behind.

To me this would be as many of my books as possible, and a few dvd’s and some of my old fanzines, old photo albums, some of my favourite Doctor Who merchandise such as my talking Dalek.

Personally I would wish that I could have saved everything but, in that situation, the main thing to get out is yourself, and sod everything else, even if you will regret it later.

Burning Down the House

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Burning Down the House.”

If my house was on fire and I could only rescue 5 things, and Elaine was out of the house, then there probably wouldn’t be a great deal that I would want to save as most of the stuff that we have is replaceable such as cd’s, dvd’s and books.

Five things that I would wish to save include:

My laptop as that has most of my music, videos, and most of my writings from the last ten years or so and also has nearly every photograph that we have taken including our wedding photos so I could manage to rescue a hell of a lot of stuff from that.

My phone as that contains quite a lot of stuff that might not also be on my laptop and would be useful to let people know that I am ok.

My folder of important documents is also a must as it would be a pain in the arse trying to get copies of stuff and also not particularly cheap either and you never know when you might need them.

My wallet as it has stuff that I need in it.

My bag to fill with whatever I have time to stuff into it!

Fifteen Credits

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Fifteen Credits.”

I hated every minute of high school when I moved to the final school I went too as I was mercilessly bullied. I have pretty much erased memories of my time there. I don’t miss it at all!