It *might* be a crime to deface a book. But, admittedly, some books are just not that good. And then there are those that are so mass produced that some are bound to end up in a trashcan anyway, and then what do you do with those extra copies? Books, besides being art in and of themselves, happen to make great source material for art – and sure give new meaning to “recycle, reduce, reuse.” Book crafts are a totally different and […]
Sometimes, you get a little sick of the iconic Disney princesses. Just a little (and then maybe you go to Disneyland and wish your whole wardrobe could be swathed in Princess Aurora pink). We love ourselves some fairy tales and folklore – especially different adaptations and artwork inspired by tales as old as… well, time. Check out our pins.
Harriet was wearing glasses without lenses before it was cool. In case you haven’t gotten enough Harriet from us yet (we know we haven’t – check out our group reread discussion and Caitlin’s writing tips from Harriet), we took some extra inspiration from the book and made a Pin board. I have to tell you, it’s probably the most fun I’ve had making a board to date. Check it out!
One of the great joys of being an avid reader is collecting your favorite novels and reading them again and again. Collectively, we at Ladies On The Shelf are in the habit of borrowing books from the library or downloading an e-reader copy, and if we love the tome, rushing out to buy the hard copy. Part of that joy is displaying our literary treasures. We’ve scoped some pretty fantastic shelving units and book ends just for this purpose on […]
I love the librarian stereotype – the slight spinster look, chunky glasses, orthopedic shoes, cardigans… Even the all-powerful “Shush!” Having worked at a library for two years, I know that stereotype isn’t precisely true (though I did relish the times I got to tell “No running in the library!”), but I still love to err, fashion wise, on the side of the chic librarian. Demure, slightly old fashioned, and a little crazy cat lady.