(c) John Croft; Supplied by The Public Catalogue FoundationThe Reader, Harold Knight, c. 1910

Over the weekend, I have been doing a bit of tidying and sorting as a precursor to spring cleaning (and as an excellent excuse not to do all the uni work I have on my ‘to do’ list). As I’m sure other bookaholics can understand, I’m in a constant state of outgrowing my bookcases. After some reorganization and determined purging, however, my shelves look much less untidy. I’ve always appreciated the above painting, though, as a reminder that even overflowing bookshelves add a certain comfortable charm to a room.  – Miranda