The #30daysoflittlethings project, sponsored by The Peony Group (of which I’m a member), celebrates and honors the ‘little things’ around our homes for which we are grateful. These are the “joyful” things in my blog’s title – Home Garden Joy. November is a month set aside for gratitude and thankfulness. As part of The Peony Project, I’m looking around my immediate surroundings and finding the simple things for which to be grateful. And I couldn’t be more grateful for books.
Books have opened worlds to me. They inspire my imagination. I create books. I devour books. I buy books, whether on paper, used or new, electronic or paper-based. I am in love with books. I love nothing more than a good jumble sale where a table of used books, a “fill a bag for $5” sale, beckons.
My house is stuffed with books. I don’t think there’s a room in this entire house that doesn’t have books in it, whether it’s one book set aside to read on an end table in the living room or a room with wall to wall bookshelves. We have three rooms like that, actually.
I am so grateful for books. Books are truly one of the simple pleasure, but one which I couldn’t live without.
Jeanne Grunert is a certified Virginia Master Gardener and the author of several gardening books. Her garden articles, photographs, and interviews have been featured in The Herb Companion, Virginia Gardener, and Cultivate, the magazine of the National Farm Bureau. She is the founder of The Christian Herbalists group and a popular local lecturer on culinary herbs and herbs for health, raised bed gardening, and horticulture therapy.