My dad got this puzzle for Christmas. He worked it twice already and then sent it on to me. I enjoyed putting it together over these last couple days and this week I’ll send it on to my sister in Nashville.
I googled the artist Jane Mount when I finished the puzzle and discovered that she co-published a book called My Ideal Bookshelf in 2012. From the book description: The books that we choose to keep and display—let alone read—can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves.
Right!? I can’t help myself, I’m a bookshelf reader – stopping by nearly any shelf to skim the titles, get ideas, and….judge.
This makes me think about all the bookshelves that have been on display since Zoom-life took hold of the world. As put by the entertaining twitter account @bookcasecredibility, What you say is not as important as the bookcase behind you. And apparently, no worries if you don’t have a bookcase behind you! You can get a Zoom bookcase backdrop on Amazon for under 20 bucks (but you might need an iron).
p.s. I tried to think which books I would slot into the categories listed on this ideal bookshelf puzzle and…..I’m just bad at such things. I read many books (you can skim and judge) and have many favorites for many reasons, but if I had to choose between them I’d probably end up with nothing. Also, I prefer to store my books at the library where they keep the shelves better organized than I do. The books I do have on my shelves are there for reasons. Perhaps that’s a post or two for another day.