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Old 03-02-2013, 04:55 AM   #31
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That might be nice for you, but it would be terrible for a library. Direct sunlight damages books; libraries should not have large windows.
One of the rooms in that piece has a bath in it. A bath! Are they mad?
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Old 03-02-2013, 11:22 AM   #32
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That might be nice for you, but it would be terrible for a library. Direct sunlight damages books; libraries should not have large windows.
Depends on the books. You wouldn't keep your copy of the Book of Kells in a big sunny room, but for non-rare books or periodicals, i don't see the problem. Natural lighting is easier on the eyes.
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Old 03-02-2013, 12:31 PM   #33
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I was thinking something close to this, but more spherical and a little bigger. And it would have to be an actual room, not freestanding.

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Old 03-02-2013, 08:29 PM   #34
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I would love an adventurer's library: big shelves lined with leather-bound books, a fireplace, a big desk and comfy chair, a glass cabinet filled with ''curiousities'' and stuff like spears and Zulu masks lining the walls. Like something straight out of an Indiana Jones movie or whatnot.
Put that room in a log cabin in the woods, and you have my dream library.
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Old 03-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #35
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The fascinating thing about this hobby known as reading is that it makes the place you read take on secondary importance. The book becomes your world, and it does not matter if you are in a bathroom, on a plane, or in a concentration camp or prison.



I can enjoy reading even in a hotel.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:58 AM   #36
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Wonderful pictures, but the joy of it is that all you need is a good chair and enough light.

In fact, given a good enough book, you'll forget how bad the light and chair are.

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Old 03-04-2013, 04:11 AM   #37
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Wonderful pictures, but the joy of it is that all you need is a good chair and enough light.

In fact, given a good enough book, you'll forget how bad the light and chair are.
Until you finished the book and tried to get up...
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:59 AM   #38
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Until you finished the book and tried to get up...
LOL. True.

We recently bought a large wood frame 'American'-style armchair which has a seat that it is considerably higher off the floor than our sofa and other armchairs. This is definitely my favourite reading chair, beautifully-padded and also restful for my long legs.

A close friend has, however, described it as our 'old people's chair'.

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Old 03-04-2013, 05:58 AM   #39
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Depends on the books. You wouldn't keep your copy of the Book of Kells in a big sunny room, but for non-rare books or periodicals, i don't see the problem. Natural lighting is easier on the eyes.
It depends whether you want a reading room or a library for long-term storage of your books. A nice sunny room is great as a reading room, but it's bad as a library. Even if you only have cheap paperbacks, you probably don't want to have the spines faded by long-term exposure to sunlight.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:19 PM   #40
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My favourite reading room is a solitary nook on a lake. It is admittedly uncomfortable on rainy days, but I've been known to happily read in such places in -20 C weather.

You'd be in a boat, I hope......



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Old 03-04-2013, 12:29 PM   #41
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Almost sounds like sitting in a skid mounted cabin or such, out ice fishing!

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Old 03-04-2013, 07:11 PM   #42
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I live on a lake.In the summer I have a small boat that I tether to a tree and lie in the boat and read.I love the rocking of the boat and the sounds of nature as I read,This is the best place I ever found for reading.
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All I need is a big, cushy chair near a fireplace, a table for drinks and my e-reader and I'm happy. And if, as mentioned above, that is all in a log cabin, that would just be an added bonus.


Some of those pictures were pretty amazing though!!
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All I need is a big, cushy chair near a fireplace, a table for drinks and my e-reader and I'm happy. And if, as mentioned above, that is all in a log cabin, that would just be an added bonus.


Some of those pictures were pretty amazing though!!
What about the mosquitoes!? Do you dowse yourself in DEET?
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