I like pretty much all types of books, but I tend to lean more toward ones with a fantasy/sci-fi feel to them :)
OMG!! How come strangers know so much about me?!
1. Finding a comfortable reading position is a never-ending quest. Chair or bed? Side or back? In a box? With a fox?
2. On airplanes, you hesitantly flick on the overhead light while everyone else is napping.
3. Paper cuts may look like minor injuries, but the pain can be excruciating.
4. Walking and reading at the same time requires hand-eye coordination only professional athletes have been endowed with.
5. What on earth are you supposed to do with the jacket on a hardcover while you're reading it? Keep it on and risk damaging it? Take it off and store it in a weird nook, never to find it again?
6. Deciding what to read is a choice that presents you with an embarrassment of riches.
7. The typeface and page length of a book can seriously impact your reading experience, sometimes for the worse (sans-serif font is a huge no-no).
8. A book can be composed of the worst drivel you've ever laid eyes on, you're still afflicted with major guilt when you banish it to the "I Will Never Ever Ever Finish This. Like, Ever." shelf.
9. You lament time that you've wasted in the past; all of those hours scouring celebrity Twitters could have been put towards finally reading Moby Dick!
10. Some people count down the minutes until their lunch hour; you count down the minutes until Jeffery Eugenides or Donna Tartt releases their next book (roughly 5 million for Tartt, but who's counting?!)
11. Finishing a book you loved is like saying goodbye to a good friend. You've been through so much together! And while you may see each other again, it won't be quite the same.
12. Forget finding roommates; the most stressful thing about moving is figuring out a way to transport boxes upon boxes of heavy books.
13. You're constantly rethinking your bookshelf strategy. Should you color-coordinate, or take a more practical approach, such as publication date or alphabetization? Or, if you're feeling ambitious, should you tackle the autobiographical bookshelf, à la Rob Gordon from High Fidelity?
14. Your mood is directly impacted by the mood of the book that you're reading; your friends have learned to avoid you during Dostoyevsky months or Bret Easton Ellis weeks.
15. You take found books home like abandoned puppies, chirping, "Can we keep it?!" That'd be well and good if it didn't happen once a day.
16. One does not simply walk by a bookstore. One must poke around, at the very least, and one usually ends up filling one's tote bag with more books than one can carry.
17. "I don't read" is a relationship death knell, akin to "I loathe my mother" or "I enjoy upsetting kittens."
18. You may or may not own two (or three or four) copies of a beloved book. You can't help it, the redesigned covers are irresistible!
19. Laundry day and other important obligations get completely overlooked when you're in the middle of a great, un-put-downable book. "Same shirt Saturday"? Sorry you're not sorry.
From http://www.pinterest.com/pin/100697741640109167/ -- It was awesome to see ASHFALL make this list!
As we all know we have a passion for books (or we wouldn't be here right?) but what do we do when our favorite old books fall apart? I hate to part with these old titles that have become more like old friends then just belongings. I've been looking over the web for ways to recycle these loves into art that can stay with me and spread a little cheer to others that visit my humble home. Here are a few of my favorite ideas.
For the love of books shared a wonderful idea to turn old book spines into bookmarks. It's such a clever idea!
Google image search turned up this interesting birdhouse made from old books. Wish I could find a tutorial for it but it does look pretty straight forward to make. Another idea would be to buy a wooden birdhouse and use something like mod podge to cover it in your favorite pages.
To go with this cute house I'd love to make a little paper mache bird to sit on the perch. Something like this little guy made out of my favorite pages. That Artist Woman has a wonderful tutorial on her site.
I also have to admit that I love the idea of turning old books into works of art. That's what they are to me. Beautiful words that have gifted me with wonderful highs and lows and to see them turned into art that can transfer that emotion in a few seconds is a beautiful thing over here to view more of this artist's creations.
For the chic literary fashionista here's a tutorial to guide you through making your own book purse. I'll be the first to admit I'd love a whole collection of these.
And finally I found an etsy store selling book bins. They've taken simple wooden bins and added old book spines to the front. It would be such a simple project to DIY. I think we'll have to make some for our school bookshelves to hold our markers and math blocks. They would look great from the front and would give our shelves a clean, organized look. The kids can help pick out their favorite spines from their old books to recycle.
Not as great as the first two, though I am still intrigued by
the clues left in it (the water, the airport).
The Insurgent cover is still my favorite.
Wonder where this leads...?
Found this one the web today. Thought of sharing it :)