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Books as Decoration
Admittedly, maybe I'm a little sensitive to this because I like books. I like to read them. I like to lend them to friends. I like to take them down from their shelves and rifle through them to see what parts I underlined when I first read them, and reference those pages and remember who I once was and how I once thought. So, it's annoying to me when I see people arranging their books pages out and spines toward the wall because it looks what? More uniform that way? I don't even know. Ugh. I also hate seeing books stacked in fireplaces, because, no. I don't care if it's a non-working fireplace, it still makes me supremely uncomfortable. Even the suggestion of fire and books don't mix. Invest in a bookshelf. Arrange your books by color. That should be a suitable compromise for any design-loving hipster.