Thursday, July 19, 2012

You Thought YOU Loved Books...




Is this to die for, or what? I mean we ALL have had fantasies of a library like Belle finds when she visits Beast—high ceilings and books all the way up, but what an elegant twist!



This is a little more intimate, I suppose... probably a lot more realistic...



Or if you want to sleep on them...









Or bathe in them...







Or perhaps you'd like to live in a city that loves them. I understand this is St. Louis? (anybody know for sure?)


I don't have any idea where this one is...  Anybody?  Bueller?




Or as a home for your OTHER favorite thing.... I confess to falling full on in LOVE with this.











But if you are really and TRULY committed to books...

I happen to ADORE this...


I love the whimsy and how impressively TALL that stack is... you know I've thought about getting a tattoo per book that I publish, and I have to confess how appealing this idea is as my 'tattoo of what?' answer. Though the trouble is it is more a Gestault pic, than a book at a time pic... To get the tattoo done piecemeal, I don't think it would look quite this great.

Something like this would work better:


There is even room on the spines for titles--see how they are SORTA 3-D, but not so much that you can't put the next one in there... but then there is only room on a person's back for a limited number... Perhaps if they were lined up sideways... Like on a real shelf... I would LOVE the problem of facing... 'oh, have to go around to my belly' if I published enough books... I ALSO love the idea of maybe a nuance to it... color in the bestsellers or something...

What do you think?  How much do YOU love books?



20 comments:

Ted Cross said...

I love books so much that I keep buying more and more of them even though my shelves already hold more than I can possibly read during the rest of my life.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I want the house that has the first one!

Dru said...

I love books, but not enough to get one of those "book" themed tattoo

ViolaNut said...

ALLLLL over the first few... but needles scare the you-know-what outta me, so tattoos are for other people as far as I'm concerned...

Old Kitty said...

I opt to be in the book bath all NAKED!!! Yay! Take care
x

J.L. Campbell said...

Cool pictures. I love books, but have a low threshold for pain, so tattooing would be out. They're nice, but I can't help wondering how painful it must have been to get those done

Maurice Mitchell said...

When I was younger I dreamed of having my own library like that one.

Cold As Heaven said...

I love books most of the time, but I hated books every time we moved and I had to carry all the boxes

Cold As Heaven

JMims said...

I love books, but I seriously can't stand those library-winding-stairwells. I guess just because I'm a klutz or a bit claustrophobic, but no. Can't stand them.

Talli Roland said...

I do love me some books! I'm not so sure about the tattoo, though...

Laura Eno said...

The library you have marked as St Louis is *I think* Kansas City, MO.

Sarah Ahiers said...

I should really get a book tat...
But! I have a plan for a tat for my first published book. Right now i have a quill tat on my shoulder blade (though it needs a touch up and some more zazz) and my plan is to find a line from said future published book and have that tattooed under the quill so it looks like the quill wrote the line.
If it happens, there will be pics

Shirley Wells said...

I love, love, love books. And I hate, hate, hate pain. No tattoo for me. :)

I was gazing wistfully at the laptop cover a couple of days ago. Isn't it wonderful!

~Sia McKye~ said...

I've always had books and I have a have enough to start of used book store and be in business before buying new stock--or so hubs says after toting my books around over 30 years.

I like the shelving over the bed, but there have been times my books have been more like the ones stacked around the bed, lol!

great pics!

Sia McKye OVER COFFEE

Johanna Garth said...

I love that winding staircase leading to books and more books. That's how much I love them! Enough to fill my house but not enough to wear them as body art.

Carol Kilgore said...

No ink for me. Needles. Eeeww. Love that built-in bed, though.

Happy Weekend!

Helena said...

A gorgeous private library in my home is one of my fantasies. Love the shelves built around the bed.

Patti said...

I totally want to build the reading nook into a book wall. It could work well as part of a shared study in the home I lust after. :)

Or maybe if I'm really lucky I'll get my own study and slowly fill the walls with awesome old books... maybe it can be a library/wine loft. :)

Sylvia Colette Branch said...

The laptop case is amazing. I must have that. - love the collection of images!

Jamie said...

That's the library in Kansas City with all the books! : )