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The Loaded Bookshelf

I'm an Editor in book publishing. All opinions are my own.

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Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
John Berendt
American Rust
Philipp Meyer
The First Rumpole Omnibus
John Mortimer

A bookish wedding

Reader, I married him. 


My fiancé, that is.  I married him last weekend, and it was a wonderful time.

The hubs and I aren't religious, so we had a completely original ceremony designed just for us.  And when something is customized to fit me, you KNOW it'll involve books, and the way we decided to include bookish things was in our two readings:


The Road Goes Ever On from The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien


Roads go ever ever on,

Over rock and under tree,

By caves where never sun has shone,

By streams that never find the sea;

Over snow by winter sown,

And through the merry flowers of June,

Over grass and over stone,

And under mountains in the moon.

Roads go ever ever on

Under cloud and under star,

Yet feet that wandering have gone

Turn at last to home afar.

Eyes that fire and sword have seen

And horror in the halls of stone

Look at last on meadows green

And trees and hills they long have known.


A quote from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte


"I have for the first time found what I can truly love - I have found you. You are my sympathy - my better self - my good angel; I am bound to you with a strong attachment. I think you good, gifted, lovely: a fervent, a solemn passion is conceived in my heart; it leans to you, draws you to my center and spring of life, wraps my existence about you - and, kindling in pure, powerful flame, fuses you and me in one."


How have you incorporated your favorite books into other parts of your life?