One thing I loved about our house the first time I walked through with the realtor was the built in bookshelves in the living room. In the past we stored all our homeschooling books there, but now they mostly hold some of my favorite novels and a few research books. People often comment about our collection when they visit, and I enjoy sharing books with friends.
This basket holds research materials for the novels I am working on now in the Edwardian Brides Series. I’ve had fun collecting books and maps from England on topics like country life, servants in the Edwardian Era, and Downton Abbey, which has been a great inspiration for The Governess of Highland Hall. I do most of my research before I write, but I often go back to check facts or find more information. It looks like I need a bigger basket!
Are you a book collector? Tell us about your bookshelves and what we might see if we paid you a visit.