mercoledì 14 marzo 2012

LIBRI / BOOKS / LIVRES

Con la crescente popolarità degli e-readers, avete anche voi sostituito i vostri libri stampati con quelli elettronici?
Credete che i libri stampati potranno diventare obsoleti?
Io sono tra quelli che ritengono che nonostante la tecnologia svolga un ruolo sempre maggiore nelle nostre vite quotidiane, non vi sia nulla come toccare ed annusare la carta stampata e che la gioia che nasce dallo sfogliare le pagine di un vecchio ed amato libro stampato non abbia eguali.
Sono cresciuta tra migliaia di libri poiché mio padre aveva negli anni della mia infanzia messo insieme una delle più grandi biblioteche domestice che io abbia mai visto o che possa soltanto immaginare, ed essendo io stessa un’avida lettrice ho raccolto una considerevole quantità di libri.
Mi piace tenere pile di libri sul comodino ed una grande libreria alta fino soffitto è stata una dei primi mobili ad entrare nel mio nuovo appartamento.
Non credete anche voi che shabby o vintage, moderne o tradizionali che siano, le scaffalature e le librerie siano un elemento di arredo fondamentale in qualsiasi ambiente?

With the rising popularity of e-readers, have you also replaced your traditionally printed books with the electronically downloaded ones?
Do you believe that paper books could be eventually rendered obsolete?
I am among those believing that although technology is playing an ever increasing role in our daily lives, there’s nothing like the feel, the touch and the smell of a printed book and the joy of looking through the pages of old, treasured books can never be achieved with an e-reader.
I grew up among thousands of books, with my father having one of the largest in-house libraries I have ever seen and I could possibly imagine, and am an avid reader myself, having collected a sizable amount of book over the years.
I like to keep piles of books on my nightstand and a floor-to-ceiling library was among the very first pieces of furniture entering my new home.
Don’t you also believe that bookshelves and large libraries, shabby or vintage, trad or modern, make a great addition to any room décor?




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Stay shabby and enjoy the rest of your week!


xo Rita

26 commenti:

  1. Certo che si! anch'io come primo arredo della mia casa ho scelto una bella libreria perchè una casa senza la presenza di libri sparsi qua e là è come una casa senza luce. Bellissime le immagini che ci proponi. Appena puoi passa dal mio blog c'e' un premio per te "Blog Award Backlog" Ciao!

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  2. queste librerie sono molto belle...mi piacerebbe avere un angolo tutto relax, come questi... tornerò volentieri a trovarti! Valeria del blog un truciolo

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  3. Finalmente sono riuscito a rientrare in possesso del portatile e rivedere il tuo blog che come prima che lo interrompessi è sempre molto bello e ricco di meravigliose immagini, la parte dedicata alla biblioteca è veramente fantastica. Spero di non essermi dimenticato ad inviarti i commenti.
    ciaoissimo filippo

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  4. Thanks for your nice comment and visiting my blog.......your blog is also beautiful......love from me...xxx..

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  5. Hello Rita
    I too love old books.. the smell the texture.. love it all. Have a great weekend!

    Wanda

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  6. Eh no assolutamente i libri hanno un fascino incredibile che aumenta con l'aumentare dell'età.
    Grazie per la visita e il commento...
    Sono contenta di averti fatto venire la voglia di fotografare...
    è bellissimo
    Un abbraccio e buon weekend
    Mari

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  7. Hello Rita
    I like books, i think a home is cozy with many books. Lovely photos you show.
    Wish you a happy weekend
    AnnaMaria

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  8. Dear Rita
    So many lovely pictures. The old books in the glass are absolutely my favorite. have a great weekend.
    Big HUG
    Agneta

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  9. Dear Rita, you're right - REAL books are irreplaceable. Nevertheless, it was my wish to get an e-book and I got it from my husband as Christma-gift. For travel, it is wonderful because I can take 1000 books, without much weight penalty. Here is my post about my e-book:
    http://rostrose.blogspot.com/2012/01/fruhlingsgefuhle.html
    (the lower part of the post)
    So I think it's good fopr me to have BOTH :o)
    Warmest hugs to you,
    Traude

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  10. So beautiful & I love books!!

    Thank you for your sweet comments on my projects. Have a wonderful weekend!

    xox

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  11. Oh, I love books too Rita and have yet to succumb to a Kindle although I suspect that I will, if only to take on holiday.
    .....and old books are so beautiful aren't they.I always wonder who has read it before me.
    Thanks so much for your lovely comment and I wish you a wonderful weekend. XXXX

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  12. Ciao rita, come vedi sono venuta a trovarti, condivido pienamente il tuo pensiero sui libri e sono della tua stessa opinione, anche a me piacciono molto i libri, ma ora con figlio di 15 mesi non ho più tempo, peccato, ma so che presto ricomincerò
    grazie
    gloria

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  13. Thank you Rita for your so very kind words in my blog, you are such a darling:)
    I don't believe books will disappear, yes digital books will increase they popularity (maybe) but there is so many people like us who want read they books from paper.
    Henrietta

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  14. Hello Rita,

    I love the little vignettes! I don't think old books would ever loose it's charm. The e-readers are easy, but if I love a book, I have to have it. I got a few old Dutch ones from the early 1900's: Gone with the wind, Dik Trom and Ot en Sien. The last two books have lovely drawings on their covers as well as in the books. They're stacked on the windowsill for displaying old china and an old iron with a lovely wooden handle. I'm gonna browse trough your blog with some tea for now.
    Have a lovely day!

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  15. Wow what a library!
    Have a great weeke to you Rita!

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  16. Hello Rita I am glad to get yet another friend who loves french/shabby chic. Wonderful pictures you have found. Particularly the one with the pink floor with pink roses in a vase. I will visit your blog again thats for sure. Take care and hear from you soon. Hugs Lena

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  17. Dear Rita
    I love your blog and have just become your newest follower!
    My favourite is Nordic/French interiors so very much like you!
    I have a book addiction too!

    Please come and visit me sometime and I'll get out my prettiest teacups and make you feel very welcome!
    xo
    Shane

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  18. Hallo dear Rita!!

    Thank you for always putting so nice words in my blog..i love it!!

    books in the interior as a little thing or like most of the pictures a big thing..is so cosy!!

    Have a nice week!! //Sanne

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  19. Hello ! Oh I adore books and have quite a few. I can't imagine ever not having them or even getting a kindle etc...maybe I am a techno-phobe hehe....lovely photos you show.....Gail x

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  20. Hi Rita! You've shown some wonderful libraries here. Yes, I have to agree. Nothing like a real book.

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  21. Such inspiring images of books & bookcases! I agree - there's nothing like the feel of a real book, and I would never get an e-reader.
    Thank you so much for your lovely visit recently,
    Susan

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  22. I am fascinated with books, and especially on bookshelves..bookshelves full. My eldest son has his office full of books floor to ceiling.. his collection is amazing. I started buying books for my children at an early age.. My eldest son Manuel..I could never get him away from them.
    Dear Rita
    I happened upon your comment at dear Jacueline's Cabin and Cottage
    She always has such wonderful blogs..
    I enjoyed very much reading your blog..
    We do rely too much on technology.. I dont have an e reader.. I too like to see my books on my side table and be able to touch them.
    Best wishes for a happy wednesday
    greetings from Portugal
    Hope to see you my side
    val

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  23. Dear Rita,
    many thanks for your visit and the lovely words. I have been glad very much. Your Blog is wonderful and I come certainly more often to you.

    Have a nice week.
    Nicole

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  24. Dear Rita,
    many thanks for your visit and the lovely words. I have been glad very much. Your Blog is wonderful and I come certainly more often to you.

    Have a nice week.

    Nicole

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  25. Beautiful vignettes! I wish I had a little book nook!

    XO,
    Elizabeth
    www.tonicofwildness.com

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