Home Series - Laura Loves Books

In these series we meet Palaver friends and customers at their home or favourite place.

See more of Laura's story in the video that we made:

What does home mean to you?

(Laura is wearing JUNO Knit in Walnut)

What does home mean to you?

Home is a place where I feel at peace. I have to be quite social at work, which is fun: and you meet a lot of new people because of it. But at the end of the day I love being home. Especially because it's a quiet place and try not to have a lot of stuff around me and create a relaxing environment. 

Why do you love books and what have you read recently?

Lately I have read a lot of books written by women, not necessarily on purpose, but also because I can recognise myself in these stories. I also love learning new things. Some books (and writers) just makes me want to read even more books! I have this feeling when reading books from Olivia Laing and also books from Mary Ruefle. I just love reading books that somehow make you feel smarter afterwards and you learn a lot from it. 

What's a memory you have of reading books when you were younger?

I read a lot of books when I was younger but somehow I stopped reading books for a while and I almost didn't read anything at all during this period. The last five years I've picked it up again and I'm so glad I did! It gives me so much joy and peace knowing I can read these books again.

(Laura is wearing JUNO Knit in Taupe & Linen Blend Jumpsuit in Oatmeal)

What's your top 10 books that you've read recently?

  1. Everybody: a book about freedom - Olivia Laing
  2. The lonely city: adventures in the art of being alone - Olivia Laing
  3. Agua y jabón - Marta D. Riezu
  4. Madness, Rack, and Honey - Mary Ruefle
  5. Winter - Ali Smith
  6. Autumn - Ali Smith
  7. Real Estate - Deborah Levy
  8. Poeta chileno - Alejandro Zambra
  9. Love - Toni Morrison
  10. Fierce attachments - Vivian Gornick

(Laura in her home in Amsterdam)

See more of Laura's story in the video that we made:

What does home mean to you?