2.19.2012

Covers.




I like collecting books. I collect different editions of my favorite books. I also collect pretty children's books. I have a strange love for the art on book covers. I totally judge books by their covers. Lately I've been thinking about the assumptions we can make about others based on their "covers". With the internet these days it often seems easy to know what is going on in other people's lives. We start to assume what we see is all there is to be seen. But the truth is, there will always be thoughts and feelings we hold inside that the rest of the world will not know about. I think that is beautiful. It's something I cannot really explain why I hold so close to my heart but it is kind of like the line in that Regina Spektor song, Better: "If you never say your name out loud to anyone, they can never ever call you by it." Right now I'm finding solace in keeping my feelings to myself. For now it's okay if others see me as only what is on the cover.

6 comments:

  1. These are so cool! I always thought that designing book covers would be the coolest job ever... it still sounds pretty awesome!

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  2. i love looking through old books in thrift stores, it's definitely the covers that draw me in. i love the artwork on the pride and prejudice cover, and the colors too. :)

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  3. Love these books! I had an english teacher in high school who loved the Great Gatsby so much that she had read it hundreds of times. We used to recite a sentence to her from the book and she would tell us exactly what page, paragraph and line it was in without having a book infront of her- so page 37, paragraph 2, sentence five. It was crazy! We thought it was a trick but then she went on to recite the first few pages perfectly and we knew it wasn't a trick.

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  4. The Great Gastby is one of my all time favorite books. I lover the symbolism in it. xo, rv

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  5. I love this! Now I want to go collect vintage books. Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  6. I adore vintage books, I did a little post on a vintage poem book I found, it's incredible. And I found a vintage book that got me into the bible, so that's pretty awesome!

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