Artistic Bookshelves

If you know me, you know my love of reading, writing, and everything books. I am one of those nerdy people who gets excited when they receive a book for Christmas. Case in point: my sister bought me the first three books of a series two years ago for Christmas and I was over the moon. Last Christmas, Matt’s brother and his fiance bought me an old edition of Paradise Lost, by John Milton, copyright 1940. I have several copies of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll, thanks in part to my obsession with the story itself and the cartoon movie rendition. In fact, one of my good friends knows me so well, that she bought me a special edition as a going away present before I shipped off to Ireland. What can I say? Books, stories, imaginary worlds…they are my steadfast friend; ever there, ever evolving, a constant in my life.

So, you can imagine when I stumbled across this truly amazing photo blog, I about died with visual bliss. I want a room in one of my future homes to look like one of these photos. Bookshelf Porn is a writer’s heaven. And I certainly have enough books in my current apartment and in storage back home to fill a good-sized bookshelf. I simply cannot part with a good read, because “I might want to reread it again sometime, when the mood strikes.” Or, the beautiful spine is enough to hold onto, because it would be a waste to give it away. I think rows of books is actual art, and this blog captures the book lover’s mind.

My old copy of Paradise Lost, by John Milton. The smell alone is enough to make a reader or writer drool in awe.

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I am absolutely loving this room.

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 Why do I love this photo so much? It reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, with the clock and the books all askew.

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I love the shot of this room. I’m dying to know what’s on the other side looking in. It also sort of makes me think of that scene in Runaway Bride, when Julia Roberts hands over her running shoes to Richard Gere and finally admits she loves him.

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Especially captivating in black and white.

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