I may have posted this before, but just as I enjoy browsing other people’s actual bookshelves, I also admire the select collections of books painted by Jane Mount. This particular piece, “Ideal Book Shelf 42, JMM,” happens to have many of the books I love. When I see someone’s shelf filled with books that I also like, I can’t help but feel I’ve found a kindred spirit. It instantly attracts me to that person.
Maybe you’ll find a kindred spirit Ideal Book Shelf over at Jane’s blog.
My friend E got this reading frog for Christmas. If only we could all enjoy reading in the cool, fresh outdoors as casually and easily as this froggy.
I basically said this to my husband, hoping he would get the hint that I need more bookshelves in the house! He was a decent wood shop student in high school (granted, that was a million years ago) and we still have a bookshelf he built. I want another one just like it. Is that so much to ask for?
(via prettybooks, ohheyitschloe)
Chicago Winter … this doesn’t happen in my neck of the woods (i.e., Los Angeles)
photo from Lucy Knisley’s flickr (Thanks Lucy!)
“Deciding what to donate and what to toss or recycle” by Erin Dolan from Unclutterer.
"As a general rule, librarians are a kick in the pants socially, often full of good humor, progressive, and naturally, well read. They tend to be generalists who know so much about so many things that they are quite the opposite of the boring old poops they have been made out to be. Most of them are full of life, some even full of the devil."
Dan Santat: In the Pursuit of 'Style'
This is a sketch by Dan Santat for an upcoming Scholastic Book Fair campaign. Love that the robots are made out of books and they’re desperately gesturing for help, to farm animals no less.