The Ideal Bookshelf

Wallace Yovetich

Staff Writer

Wallace Yovetich grew up in a home where reading was preferred to TV, playing outside was actually fun, and she was thrilled when her older brothers weren’t home so she could have a turn on the Atari. Now-a-days she watches a bit more TV, and considers sitting on the porch swing (with her laptop) “playing outside”. She still thinks reading is preferable to most things, though she’d really like to find out where her mom put that old Atari (Frogger addicts die hard). She runs a series of Read-a-Longs throughout the year (as well as posting fun bookish tidbits throughout the week) on her blog, Unputdownables. After teaching for seven years, Wallace is now an aspiring writer. Blog: Unputdownables Twitter: @WallaceYovetich

via The Ideal Bookshelf

New AWESOME book alert: An author (Thessaly La Force) and an artist (Jane Mount) are collaborating to create a book of people’s bookshelves. Jane Mount already has an incredible site devoted to painting people’s bookshelves (yes, you can send her a picture of yours and she’ll make it into a painting), where you can also buy already-made prints and notecards (which I’ve already picked out a box of… I have a signature perfume, why not signature stationery?).

However, back to the book; their book will be featuring “100 bookshelves of 100 creative types—writers, artists, actors, filmmakers, chefs, graphic designers, and many more,” according to the site. Mount will provide the art, La Force the interviews. How rad is that?!

Bummer: you’ll have to wait until 2013 for this to be published by Little, Brown. *

Bonus: you can get acquainted with the art work right now.

You’re welcome.

*Update: Thessaly La Force has informed me the the book will now be published November 2012.