Visuals: The Regarp Library


“The greatest university of all is a collection of books.”  – Thomas Carlyle

“If you cannot read all your books…fondle them—peer into them, let them fall open where they will, read from the first sentence that arrests the eye, set them back on the shelves with your own hands, arrange them on your own plan so that you at least know where they are. Let them be your friends; let them, at any rate, be your acquaintances.”
Winston S. Churchill

The complete home library, as of May 20, 2021:

Booktable Blook

My wife bought me this wonderful chest of drawers that looks like a stack of books some time ago.  I recently learned that such objects that resemble books but aren’t have come to be called “blooks.” There are four drawers, which I use for miscellaneous maps and pamphlets. It sits next to my favorite reading chair near the fireplace, and I usually stack the several books I’m reading on top of it.  I call it my “booktable” (pronounced with some whimsy as “book-duh-bul”). Perfect for the book nerd I am!

February 2023 Update: Thanks to my lovely wife for a terrific early birthday present … a set of gorgeous nesting book-themed storage ottomans!

My sister-in-law created these great bookmarks for me as a graduation gift to celebrate my Masters in History degree. They contain covers of books I have reviewed here and excerpts from the reviews. Aren’t they cool?

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