I read in Ikea’s blog Livet Hemma about the summer library: What a self-respecting book case in a summer house needs to contain, and I immediately got a wonderful feeling of summer:
- at least three binoculars (nope, but we have a web-cam that is hooked up to the home server and O is currently spying on us from Spain (which makes my sister feel very uncomfortable!))
- a board game that nobody’s remembers the rules to and which brings out the worse loser in the family on a rainy day (check!)
- an old camera with a not yet developed film still inside (I found my old pre-digital camera in our move and my father just got the film developed – what a blast from the past, 2004-2005!)
- old paper backs from a flea market (check! I bought old Penguin books a few years ago in flea market + old children’s books from the local library’s clear-out shelf)
- an old leather-bound encyclopedia (semi-check! my parents have bought a three piece encyclopedia but it’s not leather-bound and not old)
- a faded wild mushroom book (does the 2009 Whiskey bible count? 😉 )
- We also have a collection of Midsumer Murders dvds, old and new cook books (including my mother’s home economics book from the 1960’s) and an old “cross word dictionary” etc.
What does your summer library contain?