Article Title: Get some spines
The article starts on the note that we have always been curious about others’ reading, or have this obsession to keep an eye out for random reading lists because this can be a nudge not only to read something new, but also to go back to a familiar text with a refreshed eye, or even a new context. The article then comes to the main part, which talks about Bibliophile, a book by Jane Mount, a New York-based artist, which illustrates ‘the Ideal Bookshelf’. Over the past decade, she has been painting, often on commission, bookshelves populated with people’s favourite books.
The article further elaborates on what all is included in the book Bibliophile. Jane Mount has shared drawings of the books she has painted most often (at the top of the list: To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee) — and then zones off into multiple lists. There are different genres covered in the book. In the book, there are different covers of books like Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and George Orwell’s 1984. In addition to this there are “beloved bookstores” also there in the book. It also illustrates Bookmobiles that sell and lend books. And folded between all this are lists upon lists of recommendations from “bookish people”. The conclusion mentions that Mount’s intention is to triple the size of your To Be Read pile.
Words to learn from this Article:
Flamboyant: tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.
Manifestation: the action or fact of showing something.
Serendipitous: occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way.
Bibliophile: a person who collects or has a great love of books.
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