Me, Alanis and the books

It’s funny because I never met my grandfather. None of them, actually. Yet, I have inherited something very particular from each one of them.

My maternal grandfather loved books and alpino chocolate, just like I do. He was also a painter like me. He left me a collection of old books and paintings. Some of them made by him. I cherish them, deeply.

Now, my paternal grandfather gave my obsession for miniatures. And, when I say obsession, I quite possibly mean actual obsession, considering he had severe mental disorders. Oh, well, I guess I got more than one thing from him.

Today on pinterest I came across something that would certainly please him. Miniature places book shelf inserts!

They picture is not miine and the link will get you to the owner’s Etsy shop.

Part of me wants to live in those little scenarios. A large part.

Models are definitely something I loved about being an architect and, when combined with books, it is just so appealing to me, I can barely explain. – Although I am sure there is a very deep explanation.

Watching Alanis in her home library makes me happy. It gives me a good sense of direction and goal… I aim for a library like that. Which makes me very thankful for audiobooks. I can listen to them while I work since my eyes aren’t what they used to me and, specially if I am reading a biography, I love to listen to books that are being read by the author… I still get the actual book though. I need it.

Also, since I trust Alanis’s mentoring so much, I am tempted to read all the books she recommended in here:


Note to self: You gotta make this list.

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