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Pricey Real Estate, Cool Bookshelves

October 24, 2012 | by

  • We love a cool bookshelves roundup.
  • Animal Farm, the movie: begin your dream-cast YouTube videos now, please.
  • New (well, unheard, anyway) audio clips of Flannery O’Connor.
  • Buy (or look at) the Mediterranean villa where Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald allegedly stayed and wrote. Whatever, it has its own discotheque.
  • How to write a novel in thirty days, should one have a furious gangster on one’s case or something. (Or should one wish to participate in NaNoWriMo.)

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    Beautiful Bookshelves, Rule Breaking, and More!

    May 3, 2012 | by

  • The Tehran International Book Fair cracks down on “harmful” titles.
  • “Poets break all the rules. When other writers take their photos outdoors, poets stay inside. They’re the only ones who wear hats or leather jackets with nothing underneath.”
  • Target will no longer be in the Kindle business. (A sentence that would have mystified our forebears.)
  • “The passive voice remains an important arrow in the rhetorical quiver. After all, it exists for a reason.”
  • A gallery of beautiful bookshelves.
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    Jane Mount and the Ideal Bookshelf

    June 4, 2010 | by

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    What is on an ideal bookshelf?

    The books that made people who they are, that changed their lives.

    How long have you been painting bookshelves?

    Three years.

    Do you ever spot repeats?

    There’s a cookbook called The Silver Spoon—I’ve painted that silver spoon so many times! A Confederacy of Dunces, Catcher in the Rye, The Little Prince, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, A Wrinkle in Time, Bird by Bird.

    Do you ever find new reading while on the job?

    Totally. I just bought I Married Adventure by Osa Johnson. A friend had an early edition on his bookshelf, and it had this really cool black-and-white tiger-striped spine. I looked it up, and Johnson sounded fascinating. I don’t know if I would have picked it up if the spine hadn’t had the stripes!

    Jane Mount is an artist and entrepreneur. An exhibit of her Ideal Bookshelf project is on display at the Curiosity Shoppe in San Francisco until June 13.

     

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