Sunday, November 9, 2008

I Wear Books on My Head Like a Hat

I would actually walk around with books balanced on my head when I was in grade school, because I read in an etiquette book that it would give me good posture (and thus, make me more attractive somehow...) Was that strange? Yes. Do I have good posture? Yes I do, as a matter of fact! And it is all thanks to books! If I still felt the need to wear books on my head [or if I simply wanted a fabulous-looking bookcase], I would choose a statement-making volume with a bit of vintage flair, like one of these perfectly-patterned special edition classics by Penguin and Virago:












12 comments:

Paul Pincus said...

these are so beautiful!

Airam said...

It's almost a relief to discover I'm not the only one who thinks books belong in fashion! I always read three books or more, depending on my mood - and yes, sometimes my outfit. Nothing better than to read Jane Austen while wearing a vintage-inspired lace dress with elegant jewelry.

[Tara] said...

paul -- I know, I want them all!

airam -- beautiful name! thanks for stopping by. Yes, since my bookcase is overflowing and I am always carrying books around, I figure it would be nice if they looked beautiful, too...

Miss Karen said...

Oh these book covers are absolutely beautiful! I must see if I can track some down.

I used to walk around with a book on my head too! :D

Lynne said...

These are gorgeous. I think I like the last orange one the best.

[Tara] said...

karen -- they are SO beautiful...I want them all! Did the book on the head give you goo dposture too? ;)

lynne -- yeah, the orange is very 60's and psychedelic.

Brigid said...

Ooo, those are gorgeous! I used to do the book on the head thing, too. Unfortunately, I don't have good posture. I blame swim team(freestyle and butterfly) for my bad pisture, but I actually think I have a slight, scoliosis-like curvature to my spine. I look ridiculous when I try to stand up straight.

[Tara] said...

brigid -- I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who did this!

michiko said...

These are like the most beautiful book covers I've ever seen! Want a collection of them in my bookcase :)

I used to walk around balancing on my head not only books but anything that I can balance on my head when I was a kid, don't know why but I loved doing it.

[Tara] said...

michiko -- I know! These books are like art. Why was balancing things so fun as a child? Weird...

Every Little Counts said...

i want to collect them all!

[Tara] said...

every little -- I know, right? Maybe one day I will replace all of my old, used paperbacks with these lovely ones.