All he asks is that you make your bed in the morning, help out in the shop, and read a book a day.I think I could manage that! (Okay, the make my bed part is a tad tough but I'd be good at the last bit ...)
Mercer also listed his top ten favourite bookshops in the Guardian a few days ago and points the way to some other gems around the world.
Thanks, Jean, for telling me about the Library Hotel in New York where each hotel floor and room is classified by the Dewey Decimal:
The third floor is Social Sciences; the fourth is Language; the fifth is Math and Science; the sixth is Technology; the seventh is The Arts; the eight is Literature; the ninth is History; the 10th is General Knowledge; the 11th is Philosophy; and the 12th is Religion. Each of the Library’s elegantly appointed guest rooms is decorated with framed art and a library of books that relate to the room’s specific Dewey Decimal theme.Health tip. I'm a firm believer in sleeping among books so that words can seep into your dreams by osmosis ...