So ‘¦ the books that you own (however many there may be) ‘¦ do you display them proudly right there in plain sight for all the world to see? (At least the world that comes into your living room.)
Or do you keep them tucked away in your office or bedroom or library or closet or someplace less ‘œpublic?’
This is a very easy question to answer:
My books are on display as you come into the house – in the hall and living room as well as in the study and all the bedrooms. I have a few cookery books in the kitchen too. Actually I have too many books to hide them away anywhere and I have no wish to do so. As Cicero wrote:
A room without books is like a body without a soul.
and Anthony Powell:
Books do furnish a room.