Wednesday, November 5, 2014

corner view: one book

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane (Spain) and curated by Francesca (Italy), where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.  The theme this week is "one book" and comes from Ibabe (Basque Country).
My first thought when I saw this week's theme was... "only one?" You see, I have stacks of books everywhere and multiple bookcases that are groaning under the weight of their contents. So picking just one was going to be a challenge. 

It suddenly struck me though, that there are a small handful of books that I've carried with me since I was a young girl and one of my very favorites among them is the Golden Book called Bird Nests. It's not that the writing is particularly wonderful but I've always really loved the illustrations. As an adult, whenever I pluck it off the shelf I get a wave of nostalgia, remembering how excited I was to receive this gift as a 6 year old with the beginnings of a love for the beautiful creatures.

8 comments:

:) said...

That's a lovely choice!!! And I had the same idea: "only one?"

Li + Belle said...

Old books and their illustrations are often very beautiful to look at. Another time.

Francesca said...

i have a tattered book about shells that i've carried with me forever - shells and nests, beautiful homes!

jgy said...

Beautiful to see your treasure shelf of books! What a special gift to have received when you were 6. How wonderful to have it with you and what it inspired in you!!♡

Heather said...

I, too, thought, "Only one?!" I had a book with a similar cover that was state birds. Sadly, I've lost it, but just thinking about it brings back wonderful childhood memories.

Ibb Ibnz said...

Only one...you find that special one. Thanks so much!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

I agree! So hard to just choose one! I love to read when I have time.

♥ tinyWOOLF ♥ said...

such lovely child memories, as you mention these, i have some of my own. and when i see these books on my shelf, i remember. i think your love for illustrations has helped you to make photographs today, or it was a trigger, because in your images i always find compostion and great eye for detail. i will know enjoy your more recent post. n♥