This weeks board comes from what appears to be a fashionista’s mind. Mimi B’s Love of Books board finds its home among other boards about the latest fashion trends and elegant house decorations. This theme translates over to her selection of book related pins. She has a large amount of pictures of physical locations that all relate back to a book. For example, she gives her followers a picture of Yorkshire, explaining it with a quote from one of her favorite books, One Day by David Nicholls.
There are a number of One Day related pins, such as different versions of book covers and quotes from the book. She does this for other books, too, such as A Visit From the Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan, Leaving the Comfort Cafe by Dawn DeAnna Wilson and The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo by Steig Larson, among others.
Unlike the other boards, Mimi gives her followers a more comprehensive collection of bookish images. She doesn’t just show the cover of her favorite book, but she shows photographed quotes and pictures of the settings and anything else she can find. This ekphrastic quality is added on to by her fashion taste in her other boards, and is part of the reason why this particular board jumped out to us.
Like most bookish boards we stumble upon, Mimi showcases some beautiful literary gems. She finds items that are a must-have in the home of any book lover. For all of you flapper-aged souls:
Some of the quotes she finds are also worth a mention. There are an assortment of chuck-worthy someecards and relatable bookfession posts. There are even items such as mugs and bookmarks with quotes on them. They’re all worth a good laugh, and maybe even a sigh of frustration for wanting to buy something you know you don’t need (but won’t it look beautiful in your bookshelf?) My personal favorite quote:
Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
Overall, this board brought us a refreshing amount of variety. Though it is certainly bookish, it isn’t completely fixated on book images alone. It showed us new sites, kind of like a really good book can do. But that isn’t to say that it lacked the simple yet classic bookish pictures. They may not be as exciting as some of the other finds, like those Gatsby cigarettes, but these images are priceless.