10 examples of book love gone wrong (pictures)
Print books are being reused for several art projects or daily use objects, but there is a point when turning them into something else becomes nothing but ridiculous.
A feeling of being sorry for the books usually comes to me when I see them being used in bulk for something that has nothing to do with reading anymore. Like a bar made from books that don’t look like being read before (No. 1 on the list).
Books don’t deserve to be a flat surface to safely put a pint of beer or two.
I wouldn’t feel sorry if the bar had been made from old Kindles. They are just emotionless devices, but what’s much more important, the content, the books, are safe somewhere on a user’s computer or a cloud server and can be read anytime on any other device.
You can’t read that book in an eleventh row counting from front, second to the left, on that nicely looking sofa, right?
Image via Vestal Design.
Image via Inhabitat.
3. Flower pot
Image via Inhabitat.
5. Wall installation
Image via Boing Boing.
Image via Manzard Cafe.
Image via Recyclart.
Image via 365 Crafty.
Image via Caveworks Press.
Image via Offbeat Home.
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About Piotr Kowalczyk
Ad-man who decided to devote his life to books. Founder of Ebook Friendly, ebook enthusiast, and self-published short story author. Prefers reading on his iPhone, but when it comes to history books – Piotr always picks print.
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A Woman of No Importance:
The Untold Story of the American Spy Who Helped Win World War II
by Sonia Purnell
France was falling. Burned-out cars, once strapped high with treasured possessions, were nosed crazily into ditches. Their beloved cargoes of dolls, clocks, and mirrors lay smashed around them and along mile upon mile of unfriendly road. Their owners, young and old, sprawled across the hot dust, were groaning or already silent. Yet the hordes just kept streaming past them, a never-ending line of hunger and exhaustion too fearful to stop for days on end.
Ten million women, children, and old men were on the move, all fleeing Hitler’s tanks pouring across the border from the east and the north. Entire cities had uprooted themselves in a futile bid to escape the Nazi blitzkrieg that threatened to engulf them. The fevered talk was of German soldiers stripped to the waist in jubilation at the ease of their conquest. The air was thick with smoke and the stench of the dead. The babies had no milk, and the aged fell where they stood. The horses drawing overladen old farm carts sagged and snarled in their sweat-drenched agony. The French heat wave of May 1940 was witness to this, the largest refugee exodus of all time.
Day after day a solitary moving vehicle weaved its way through the crowd with a striking young woman at the wheel. Private Virginia Hall often ran low on fuel and medicines but still pressed on in her French army ambulance toward the advancing enemy. She persevered even when the German Stukas came screaming down to drop 110-pound bombs onto the convoys all around her, torching the cars and cratering the roads. Even when fighter planes swept over the treetops to machine-gun the ditches where women and children were trying to take cover from the carnage. Even though French soldiers were deserting their units, abandoning their weapons, and running away, some in their tanks. Even when her left hip was shot with pain from continually pressing down on the clutch with her prosthetic foot.
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