So I saw this on another blog and thought that those of you who stop by my place would like to check it out. I hope it’s not too lame to borrow this, but I will certainly give credit where credit is due. I found this on 50 Books, head on over and check it out.
There’s a site called Apartment Therapy, which appears to be a site on which people post about their apartments and ask for decorating advice, that sort of thing. Someone posted this question last month:
I am working with a client who has a new apartment, loads of beautiful bookshelves and no books. We’d really like to build a book collection relatively quickly. We’d like it to be based on his taste, but also be a great collection of classics and aesthetically as pleasing as the work that’s gone into the rest of the apartment. Do you have any advice or know anyone or any place that can help??
Is this common? Why are there beautiful bookshelves and no books? Did the shelves come with the apartment? Maybe they should try building the book collection with books they’ve either read or would like to read. Novel idea (pun intended), eh? Seems pretty pathetic to me.
Anyway, there are some great answers in the comments on this question. The people posting were thinking the same thing you’re likely thinking right now. I encourage you to check out some of their answers which are much more clever than anything I could produce. I also encourage you, if you feel so inclined, to provide an answer yourself, either on the site or maybe even here, as I would love to read them.