Friday, September 16, 2011

Book Love

Hello Friends,

Happy Friday! May your weekend enjoy some quality writing and/or reading.

"The disorder in Yashar’s apartment was that comfortable littering and stacking that only another writer can recognize as order - the considered scatter of papers and books a writer builds around himself until it acquires the cozy solidity of a nest."

Paul Theroux, The Great Railway Bazaar

What do you heaven a library with comfy beds and chairs and coffee and tea (and champagne!) and friends (including animal friends)? I think, yes.

But on the days writing feels more like hell (revisions, anyone? anyone?)?...

Well, that's when it's time to make some tough choices.

And get your fun on!

Know this: I love you. 
I love you for being my friend, for loving words and creating worlds and for understanding why I love words and creating worlds. 

Thanks for being in THIS world. *hugs*



Lindsay N. Currie said...

Hi LOLA!!!! So glad to see you posting today. It gave my Friday the oomph it needed. Cute Poe pic BTW - that made me laugh out loud!!!

Linda G. said...

Hi there! Yes, that is EXACTLY what heaven is. :)

Sarah said...

Aw. Happy weekend to you, too!

Connie Keller said...

I love the library photos!!

Crystal Cheverie said...

Awww - you are seriously too sweet for words! Also, yes, yes that is exactly my idea of heaven.

elizabethreinhardt said...

I am laughing so hard over Poe dancing! to make some Extremely Poor Choices! Woot!

Kelly Polark said...

Ha ha Poe Dancing!!!
Beautiful and fun pictures as always, Lola!
Have yourself a fabulous weekend!

Lady Gwen said...

Love, love, love this! Thanks Lola :)

Laura Marcella said...

I sure hope Heaven is exactly like that!

I'm ROFL at the Poe dancing. OMG!

Matthew MacNish said...

I hate my job. I almost didn't have time to make it here today. But now that I did:

o(Oo0)o <- that's a panda, or a monkey

*huggles and shizz*

Giles Hash said...

That's great! I love it :D

Carol Riggs said...

Thanks for the fun pics! And have a great quality weekend yourself. :)

Meredith said...

Haha, this post made me so happy! I want all of those libraries--definitely my idea of heaven! And I need that Keep Calm poster in my life. :)

The Golden Eagle said...
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The Golden Eagle said...

It sounds like heaven to me. :) Great pictures!

Have a wonderful weekend!

(Typo above. :P)

Tere Kirkland said...

Mwah! Have a great weekend, Lols!

Off to troll the internet for more pics of awesome libraries/offices for my pinterest. ;)

Heather said...

*hugs back!* You're the best hon. I love those pictures of the bookshelves, they're so inspiring! Makes me want a cup of tea and a notebook. :)

Jon Paul said...

Hmmm...methinks I need a better writing nest. I guess I better add a trip to Nests-R-Us to the weekend agenda. :D

...and I had no idea Poe could even dance!? I wonder what he makes a night...

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Look at all those books!

Sophia Richardson said...

Why is the rum *always* gone? Such a great poster.

Sophia Chang said...

These are HILARIOUS!!!! Especially the poe dancing one

Old Kitty said...

Awwwww to be surrounded by such a library with comfy chairs and suitable liquid refreshments is so my idea of heaven!! Yay!!!!

Have a great weekend too lovely Lola! Good luck with your edits!! Take care

Sarah Ahiers (Falen) said...

Poe Dancing was my fav

Christa said...

I started reading DIRTY LITTLE SECRETS tonight. Um...I am afraid I might be a book hoarder. Your library picture makes me think my problem might not be that bad.

Jessica Love said...

Poe Dancing just made my day!

Happy weekend!

A.J. Mullarky said...

Poe Dancing!!!

Liza said...

Oh darn. Why IS the rum gone?

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

How awesome...Poe dancing. Haha!

Hope you have a lovely weekend, my dear.

Jemi Fraser said...

So fun - I love that first picture with the books and the window. Looks like my little piece of heaven for sure :)

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

I love all of those pics and sayings/quotes. :)


Rebecca Emin said...

What great pictures! I enjoyed this post a lot.

E. Elle said...

Aww, Lola, what a lovely post. I love you, too, and am glad you're in this world. My heaven isn't quite what you described but that certainly sounds like a place I'd like to visit at some point.

Tara said...

Hrmm. My animals are at my feet fighting over my attention and whining while I ignore them. Not sure I want that for eternity. ;-)

Carolyn V said...

Oh my gosh! I totally feel like that revisions girl! lol! Too funny. You're awesome Lola!

allie said...

Love the pictures, especially all those books. Wow. Great post, very entertaining.

I've nominated you for a Versatile Blogger award. If you'd like to pick it up, you can do over on my blog. Thank you, :)

LTM said...

LOL! Lola... the Keep Ca... "why is the rum gone" one KILLS. Good stuff. *snort* :D ((biggest hugs))

Medeia Sharif said...

I want that office. It looks so comfortable.

Happy writing and have a great week.

foldingfields said...

You're just so enjoyable. Thanks for sharing all of those delicious pictures...drooling. Sarah xx said...

oh what i wouldn't give for a library of my own!

Portia said...

My dream house always has a fantastic Beauty and the Beast library :) I wish we could all have coffee there every morning together!

James Garcia Jr said...

Love right back at you, buddy.


Lydia Kang said...

Yes, that is definitely my idea of heaven!

Sabrina said...

A heaven, it is! The Poe pic made me laugh out loud. I love the "It's been lovely..." pic!

Christina Lee said...

AWWWWW Love all of this. *squeezes you*

Theresa Milstein said...

I LOVE rooms filled with books.

Poe dancing? Too funny!

Kerri Cuev said...

Have a great weekend Lola! I'm leaving an award for you on my blog :)

Lisa said...

Swooning over those photos of libraries and reading nooks.

I love seeing what you're doing on Pinterest. When I'm not doing revisions, of course.

Roxy said...

Lola, you are the best. Just when I need a boost of encouragement and inspiration, I visit you and my heart is lifted. Thanks for these lovely pictures. They remind me of why books and writing are so special.

Misha said...

Aah... those books look divine.

Good luck with the revisions! :-)

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Still cracking up at Poe dancing. Ha!

rebeccaenzor said...

This is my favorite Friday post today! ^_^ Love the Poe Dancing :D

J.L. Campbell said...

Have a good weekend. I'm at the screaming point on the editing. :)

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