Friday Night Book Porn!

Book porn: (n) Photographs and descriptions that exploit the nerd's natural lust for the physical beauty of reading material. Such material is deemed highly dangerous to one's sanity . People under the influence have been known to max out their library cards, spend their food money on paperbacks and exhaust their friends and loved ones with "wish lists" .

If someone you love suffers from book porn addiction, know that there is no cure for it. Just buy them what they want.

This is the library of American writer Edith Wharton, author of The Age of Innocence, The House of Mirth and Ethan Frome. Edith Wharton was an upper class female writer in a time when women were discouraged from writing for publication.

Her home, "The Mount", in Massachusetts, is beautiful. Wharton wrote about the rich and wealthy of New England high society. You can see more pictures on The Mount's website. (See Also: Save the Mount)

It looks like a lavish place- a place for fine China and evening dresses. It's elegant and stately-- not really a library for genre fiction or paperbacks.


Eudora Welty was also an American writer who wrote short stories and novels like The Optimist's Daughter, which won the 1973 Pulitzer Prize. Her home is also a preserved national treasure.

The exterior of the house is every bit as beautiful as these shelves.

I could live here- I want to live here. It looks like the kind of house I always dreamed of as a kid- friendly, open and in a style that looks different most other houses.

...I'd hate having my books sitting on my couch though, because I want to daydream and nap there. Also, you can't see the spines (I have to see their spines. It's like obsessive compulsive disorder).
www.eudorawelty.org/
http://mdah.state.ms.us/welty/house1.html

Comments

StephanieD said…
Wharton's carved bookcases are beautiful.
Lisa said…
Wharton's library is every bit as beautiful as her novels but Welty's definitely looks more like a room people actually read in.