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Bookshelf Smut

The Sassy Kathy posted a picture of a great set of bookshelves the other day, and I've been a little obsessive about them ever since. I've always had a great love for bookshelves. Not the cheap kind that sag in the middle of each shelf and are covered in melamine that no one would ever mistake for wood, of course, because that's too low-rent to elicit the kind of passion I experience at the sight of good design. This passion has actually been a bit of a perversion since I first discovered it in 1994 when a roommate left a book about art deco out on the coffee table. I had little to no education in the finer points of movements in art and design, and, let me see how I can put this, I found that first conscious foray into the aesthetic enjoyment of fine design, uhm, overwhelming.

And by "overwhelming", I mean that as soon as I heard one of my roommates' keys in the lock, I kicked that book under the couch like it was hardcore porn and dropped to the floor to do pushups in order to create an explanation for my flushed complexion.

I worried that I might be one of those freaks who would feel uncontrollable compulsions and would end up getting arrested for exposing myself to clocks and rubbing up against desks in antique stores. Thankfully, this did not come to pass.

Sadly, I am not too fond of what art deco did with bookshelves and now find a lot its ornamentation a bit fussy, but they did a nice thing with this photograph of a naked lady.

Here is some of the bookshelf smut that The Sassy Kathy inspired me to dig up.

Sexy.

Sweet.

Steamy.

Mmm hmmmmm.

Rowr.

Ooohhhhh yeaaahhhhh. This next one just about brings on my O face.

And this one? This one would just make me smarter.

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