Backward Books are a Thing and I Tried It! - LBF

I have a lot of books. And my husband, Dave, has a lot of books. We used to have built-in bookshelves, but you tend to lose them when you tear down the wall they're attached to. So our books have been in the attic, in sad, heavy boxes. During the most recent storm, we went through them and donated lots. But we have SO MANY LEFT.

I like books and I love going to someone's house and seeing their taste in authors. I once cat-sat for a lovely woman who was REALLY into both self-help and serial killers. (A story for another time, people.)

But! Books tend to look messy to me. I know. It's weird. But clutter makes me a little nuts. And my living room is beige and grey and a bunch of Stephen King books screaming at you from across the room is just, well, you know, unnerving to some.

So I thought I would try the most divisive trend in home decor since macrame planters - backward books.

It's crazy. It's impractical. Only a MONSTER would display books like this.

Yet, I like the look! AND no one will see I bought and read Fifty Shades of Grey! 

Check it out - keep scrolling for mine!

Mein Mann ist leider von meiner Aktion alle Bücher umzudrehen nicht sonderlich begeistert....Und auch ich muss zugeben, dass der #backwardsbooks -Trend in der Praxis nicht sonderlich praktikabel ist. Spätestens als mein Sohn ein Buch suchte, dass er in der Schule brauchte, fing ich an, die Aktion selbst vielleicht ein klitzekleines bisschen zu bereuen...???????? #books #bookshelf #bücherregal #bücher

23 Likes, 13 Comments - @meer_marie on Instagram: "Mein Mann ist leider von meiner Aktion alle Bücher umzudrehen nicht sonderlich begeistert....Und..."

{QUESTION DU JOUR} Pour ou contre la tendance #backwardsbooks (" livres à l'envers ") qui sévit en ce moment sur les réseaux ? Depuis le post de @apartmenttherapy préconisant de retourner ses livres dans un souci minimaliste, une guerre fait rage entre deux camps ⚡️ Alors que le premier défend le droit d'être lecteur assidu et esthète simultanément, le second trouve révoltant que les livres soient utilisés comme simple accessoires ! Où vous situez-vous ? ???? . . ???? @thistle.harvest . #magazinelire #questiondujour #interiordesign #minimalism #readingissexy

1,014 Likes, 63 Comments - Magazine LiRE (@magazinelire) on Instagram: "{QUESTION DU JOUR} Pour ou contre la tendance #backwardsbooks (" livres à l'envers ") qui sévit en..."

Just when we thought that minimalism could never be impractical, the #backwardsbooks trend is born. ????????‍♀️ Read more through our link in bio.

104 Likes, 6 Comments - Word Salad (@wordsaladau) on Instagram: "Just when we thought that minimalism could never be impractical, the #backwardsbooks trend is born...."

And here's mine: