Please Don’t Drool On The Books When You See This

Today while browsing the “books” tag of blogs, I came across a post on Two Muffins In An Oven about bookshelf porn.  I kid you not.

While there are no nudes or risque *ahem* activities, book lovers will definitely get a lot of pleasure from this website.

Bookshelf Porn is a collection of amazing photos of bookshelves, libraries, bookstores, and other bookshelf-related things from across the world.  It’s impossible to count how many pictures there are, but you can keep scrolling down the page for a while without running out of pictures or getting bored.

Here are a few of my favorites:

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…I did it again.

I allowed myself to step inside a small bookshop, inhale the mind-altering scent of paperback novels, browse excitedly while becoming high off of literature…and come home with three new books.

Surprisingly, I don’t feel guilty for spending money that should probably stay in my bank account.  I love books so much that I feel justified in splurging every now and then.  I think I deserve them with all the hard work I put into life.  Plus, my main ambition is to build my own awesome personal library, so how else am I going to get there?

Here’s what I bought today:

The Book Thief — Markus Zusak
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest — Ken Kesey
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close — Jonathan Safran Foer

You’ll be hearing more about these after I read and review them.  I’m excited to read them all, but you’ll hear more about why once I publish a review.

Right now, I’m reading The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.  Hopefully I’ll be able to put a review of that one up later this week.

Here’s a question for my fellow bibliophiles:

How do you stop yourselves from buying the entire bookstore? Do you ever feel guilty for spending money on books? Do you have to set limits/allowances on how many books to buy?

Thanks for the input and, as always, thanks for stopping by =)