What Do Your Books Say About You?

I came across artist Jane Mount's "Ideal Bookshelf" series today on the Jealous Curator. I've seen her work over on 20x200 a few times before but this time the series got me really thinking... what does your bookshelf say about you?Mine actually communicates quite a bit about me rather quickly. The bulk of my books are large glossy art books and I also have a collection of old books by photography greats with a few first editions mixed in. There are a handful of books on travel and some travel guides, a good sized collection of décor books, exactly five novels that have made a real impact on me (I have a read it then gift it policy on paperbacks), a few books on small business and marketing and exactly three cookbooks: one of deserts, one entirely devoted to cheese and another that I won in a contest for being "in dire need of a gourmet makeover."

What does your bookshelf say about you? Leave your answer in the comments below.

(Image: "Ideal Bookshelf 353: English Lit" via 20x200)

Note: You can actually have Jane Mount paint YOUR ideal bookshelf: More info here.

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