winter is here to stay. however, over the years i have been collecting a library of cooking and gardening books that i treasure. i would have to say that i truly enjoy my book collection. and when the weather is frightful, i simply resort to reading. yes, i do read cookbooks.
i heard Martha Stewart answer a question recently, with this response.
“what have you been reading lately?” and her response, “seed packets.” i loved that. i am not a fiction reader, i do read food, garden and home magazines. but, i don’t favor novels. and i read cooking, gardening and home decorating books.
my collection covers books written in the eighties to today. i have Martha’s first entertaining book and many books that are no longer in print. the books are filled with ideas that i have used over the years in my home, and many recipes that i have tried with my family. i keep notes in all of these books, with comments on how the recipes actually worked out. some books have other information that i have saved to compliment information in the text.
if you don’t have a library yet, start one today. i don’t think a kindle library is the same. my books are kept in my library on the first floor of my home, but other rooms also contain various collections of books on display. they are beautiful decorations to the home, and i promise you will enjoy them over the years.
i certainly hope our modern technology will not eliminate the production of good quality books for our home shelves. i just love them so.