Midst NaNoWriMo – Book Ogling

13 Nov

Time out from NaNoWriMo to post a, ah, quickie. 😮

We’ve ogled each others’ bookshelves in the past, but these are bookshelves par excellence:

Bookshelf Porn

Go ahead and drool.

24 Responses to “Midst NaNoWriMo – Book Ogling”

  1. Letizia November 13, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Can I spend an afternoon perusing each one? Sigh…..

  2. Carrie Rubin November 13, 2013 at 12:46 pm #

    Aren’t those fabulous? Wouldn’t you love to ensconce yourself in one of those big rooms for a weekend, all alone with nothing but you and shelves full of books? I might go for the one with the sky-high windows. Gorgeous.

    • Jilanne Hoffmann November 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

      Yes, yes, and yes!

    • Jilanne Hoffmann November 13, 2013 at 12:56 pm #

      I’m particularly fond of the U.S. map. Wondering if all the books are shelved according to subject matter or where the writers live. Noting that there is only one in the state of Utah.

      • Carrie Rubin November 13, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

        Probably not many in the state of North Dakota either (where I’m from originally). 😉

        • 4amWriter November 14, 2013 at 2:18 am #

          Yeah…I couldn’t see a book in NH. For that matter, I couldn’t see NH at all! 😦

        • Carrie Rubin November 14, 2013 at 3:57 am #

          Haha, yes, that’s a wee one. 🙂

        • Jilanne Hoffmann November 14, 2013 at 9:20 am #

          Maybe it’s just the angle of the view. or maybe they’re very small books.

          Maybe this is a sign that you need to write some BIG books to stretch the boundaries a little. 😮

  3. heylookawriterfellow November 13, 2013 at 1:16 pm #

    While the rampant disorder in some of those pics make me cringe rather than drool, there is also a lot to get giddy about.

    Thanks for this!

    • Jilanne Hoffmann November 13, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

      Your OCD tendencies are showing—but I know what you mean. Imagine dusting all those books! Makes me shudder.

      • heylookawriterfellow November 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm #

        They’re books! Don’t just thow ’em in piles! Amirite?

        • Jilanne Hoffmann November 13, 2013 at 1:32 pm #

          Urosorite! Why do I get the feeling we’re speaking in minerals?

  4. FictionFan November 13, 2013 at 5:10 pm #

    And yet still not as many books as are being produced this month alone…

    (FF faints)

  5. 4amWriter November 14, 2013 at 2:17 am #

    One of these days, I will have a wall of books just like some of those pictures. How awesome would that be?!

    • Jilanne Hoffmann November 14, 2013 at 9:18 am #

      Why stop at one wall? 😮

      We visited a place out in Healdsburg a few weeks ago that had a separate library outbuilding. Heaven! Someday…

  6. Lady Fancifull November 14, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    Envy, particularly bookshelf space envy, is so unbecoming! This is the second time today a blogger has made me DROOOOL. Its such an unattractive look, too.

    I may even have salivated more over your link than I did over the blog in Freshly Pressed (go on, you know you want to look) run by a photographer and vegetarian which on the Freshly Pressed features -photographs of chocolate from a couple of her recipes (and the recipes themselves).

    Now THAT drool is easily satisfied, I can after all MAKE THE RECIPES and satisfy the drool (and book the appointment with the dentist for next week, the dressmaker the week after to put panels in on all my clothes, and the gym the week after that when during the week’s wait for the panelled clothes I manage to outgrow the panels BUT

    How do I deal with the inconsolable truth that such glorious bookshelf space is well out of reach (sobs)

    • Jilanne Hoffmann November 14, 2013 at 9:28 am #

      Do not despair!!! This is where you start to cultivate deep friendships with wealthy people who adore books but don’t read them. Offer to “curate” their libraries. Bring the cats. Settle in. Ahhhhhh….How’s that for a plan? I’m not sure how they’ll feel about you cooking chocolate desserts there, though.

      • Lady Fancifull November 14, 2013 at 9:37 am #

        Could I persuade them to role play humble aged retainers who gratify my every whim and let THEM make the chocolate desserts, for me, whilst I read stickily on whilst they of course, rather than peeling me grapes, turn the pages for me so that I don’t leave chocolate smears across the sumptuous pages.

        • Jilanne Hoffmann November 14, 2013 at 9:41 am #

          Take the course in hypnosis, first, and you should have them catering to your every whim. Have THEM feed you the bits of chocolate, instead. You wouldn’t want to miss out on touching those sumptuous pages.

        • Lady Fancifull November 14, 2013 at 9:46 am #

          Thank you – of course, much better!

  7. timberbookshelves November 17, 2013 at 2:33 am #

    A delight. My next trip to Dublin will hopefully include the Royal Irish Academy library. You can view their catalogue online and need to have the book retrieved ahead of time. When you sit down amidst the books and you are given cotton gloves. You look down and see a cushion – its for the book. Looking forward to it. Thank you for posting the link to the images of books, more people need to understand the well of stored ideas, facts and thoughts that are available inside those covers. And they look good.

    • Jilanne Hoffmann November 17, 2013 at 10:32 am #

      Exquisite. Oh, what a treat, indeed! You’ve added yet another place I must visit and enjoy before I die. Thank you for stopping by. Happy reading!

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