Every book lover's dream is to have a dedicated room or at least a corner in their house for a library. And it's not just because they have so many books that they need a room of their own. Libraries have a cozy and calm feel to them, so it's a perfect place to come to relax and have a nice read.

Twitter user Mikaela shared some photos of her just-finished library of which she had been dreaming since she was a little kid. This tweet went viral and people not only were admiring the beautiful room, but also shared their own libraries. So let's take a look at where people keep their books.

Image credits: mb_inthehutt

Image credits: mb_inthehutt

More info: Twitter

#1

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

ritaspeople Report

Foxxy (The Original)
Community Member
2 months ago

This brings back memories of the travelling library bus that used to visit schools.

View More Replies...
View more comments

Mikaela is an Australian living in New Zealand who loves books. She went to Twitter to share her joy of finishing her own home library, of which she had been dreaming since she was little, and now the dream is a reality.

For her library's interior, Mikaela chose green tones. If we are to believe color psychology, which claims colors impact emotions and mood, green would be perfect for such a room as it is restful, soothing, cheerful, and health-giving. Some researchers even say that it can improve reading abilities and help us concentrate.

#2

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

FurtherTheWork Report

Lorrie Kundrat
Community Member
2 months ago

Wow great job!

View more comments
#3

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

Gemsmacharia2 Report

Treessimontrees
Community Member
2 months ago

Holy desktop icons.

View more comments

The tweet received a lot of attention: over 240k people liked it and 1.6k people had something to say. Twitter users were praising Mikaela's room and expressing their envy. Turns out that a home library is a common dream to have.

And of course, some people showed photos of their libraries too, sharing the joy—it doesn't matter if those libraries are separate rooms with armchairs and good lighting or a corner in their house with a bookshelf.

#4

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

RealJenEllis Report

Candace Fitzpatrick
Community Member
2 months ago

That desk is pretty cool

View More Replies...
View more comments
#5

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

rhoderedpvd Report

YourAveragePooh
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

cats are a great choice for vintage/modern home interior.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#6

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

realmadned Report

Suzy the observer
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the chair.

View more comments
#7

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

pcynthea Report

Sasha Kuleshov
Community Member
2 months ago

Yay, books :D

View more comments

The famous Italian writer Umberto Eco said, “The person who doesn’t read lives only one life. The reader lives 5,000. Reading is immortality backwards.” However, about 27 percent of adults in the US didn't read a single book in 2018. Data shows that Indians are the ones spending the most time reading.

Another interesting fact is that women tend to read more than men. Data from 2015 shows that about 77 percent of American women read a book that year, compared with 67 percent of American guys. And if we compare the amounts that are read, the average woman reads 14 books in a year, while for the average man, it‘s 9 books a year.

#8

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

mozzdeff Report

Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
2 months ago

Loving some of your choices in books.

View more comments
#9

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

Tweedlebeetle Report

-Stitch-
Community Member
2 months ago

#goodjob

#10

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

LeaMerone Report

Jamma
Community Member
2 months ago

It would be great to be a kid and live here.

View More Replies...
View more comments

Maybe normally, people didn't read that much not because they didn't like doing it, but because they didn't have spare time for it. Because of the pandemic, we have spent more time at home, we save time by not commuting, and we need something to distract us and let us relax, so a lot of people have turned or returned to reading. Surveys show that 35 percent of people say they have read more and 14 percent say they have read significantly more.

And to make the reading experience even more pleasant, we have time to also work on such projects as building our very own libraries at home!

#11

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

zehloani Report

YourAveragePooh
Community Member
2 months ago (edited)

I have actually never before seen a color-coordinated library, But I'm lovin' it.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#12

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

docrck Report

YourAveragePooh
Community Member
2 months ago

Love the aesthetic. oooh

#13

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

Shankaran5331 Report

Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
2 months ago

I love everything about this room.

View more comments
#14

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

BenGnawa Report

denzoren
Community Member
2 months ago

I like the bold colors.

View more comments
#15

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

DanielOtienoOti Report

Nat Hedley
Community Member
2 months ago

From little acorns, mighty oaks can grow.

View more comments
#16

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

WinchysWorld Report

Georgia Hebert
Community Member
2 months ago

Not enough shelves!!

View More Replies...
View more comments
See Also on Bored Panda
#17

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

lanharn Report

Evil Little Thing
Community Member
2 months ago

This is so weird - only having books of three colors. I think these books are not for reading.

View More Replies...
View more comments
#18

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

mediahoo Report

leia's emotional cupcake
Community Member
2 months ago

I just thought: F E R B F E R B F E R B 4d8fcea1a8...cdb858.jpg 4d8fcea1a8efb1d2389859dbbe3514de-609e3d2cdb858.jpg

#19

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

NkosanaMazibisa Report

A.J Milne
Community Member
2 months ago

Thank you for your generosity!

View more comments
#20

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

memizon Report

Miss Frankfurter
Community Member
2 months ago

Very cozy and warm looking.

View more comments
#21

Home-Libraries-Twitter-Thread

kjsmyth Report

SoozeeQ
Community Member
2 months ago

This is brilliant. So pleased to see parents encouraging their children to read.

View more comments