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– St. Catherine of Siena

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Notable Quote: A Room without Books by Marcus Tullius Cicero

A case could be made that Marcus Tullius Cicero was the greatest Roman to have ever lived, I certainly would support such a proposition.  I came across this quote in an article at Aleteia on home library appearances by Cerith Gardiner. 

“A room without books is like a body without a soul”
          -Marcus Tullius Cicero

I just love that quote, and it is so Cicero.

Now look through that article and see if you like any of the library layouts.  Which ones do you like?  My favorite is the Home Library.  I would love to have a room dedicated to walls of books.  I can’t say the library shelves in the bedrooms—there are three variations—don’t do it for me.  I guess they might be for people with small apartments.  Personally I like keeping books on my night table beside the bed but shelves of books does not make for appropriate bedroom décor.  The others are either interesting or in some cases too novel for a family home.  Did you have a favorite?

Here’s my ideal home library. 

The library must have a lounge chair, preferably a recliner.

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