Stacks

Somebody asked about these little piles of stacked books in the comments the other day.  I’ll be honest, I make them all the time.  Really–all the time.  The Boy will vouch for this.  Once the idea of making little compositions with the words on the spines of books comes into your head, you’ll never look at a used bookstore or the library booksale the same way again.  I can totally see doing a whole art project with nothing but perfect pictures of stacks of books.

But you’ll note it’s been a little while since I’ve shared one of them.  That’s because I’m a sarcastic person with an eclectic book collection.  An eclectic book collection with a focus on medical history, women’s history, and the history of religion.  Add in that sarcasm thing I mentioned, and I just about guarantee that 90% of the stacks I come up with would offend someone.  That’s great if you are doing an art project (being offensive seems to help those), but I do try to avoid that here.  But maybe we can try a few.  We’ll start with the easy ones and see how you guys feel.

I think these look much better big, so as usual, click to see it bigger.

Books shown are Sick, Virgin, Brilliant, Charlatan, Brought to Bed, and In Search of a Cure.  And yeah, those are amazon affiliate links.  Everyone tells me I should put ads on the blog.  That makes me feel more than a little queasy.  I can’t quite manage actual ads right now.  I’ll stick to telling you about my books and patterns.  But I figure these are just special links.  That means that if you happen to click them (unlikely) and happen to buy the book (still more unlikely), amazon gives me some teeny tiny percentage of the price.  I’m thinking that’s about as unobtrusive as it gets.  But in the interest of full disclosure, I thought I’d mention it.