A few facts about me which should act as a preface to this post:
1. Reading is one of my favorite things in this world. It's in the top five on my "Things that make me really happy" list.
2. I collect books. Old ones, with beauty and character and that special old book smell.
3. In my dream house there is a loft library with tall windows, cushy arm chairs and ottomans, and a rolling ladder to reach the upper shelves.
4. I sometimes wish I wore glasses just so people would say I look "studious."
5. My favorite heroines are the ones who adore books as much as I do.
If you're one of those people too, I hope you'll enjoy the following: