The Joy of Books and what they get up to when you’re asleep

The charming film below is called The Joy of Books and it inspired me to do a blog post and a little photo project today. Sean and Lisa Ohlenkamp made it by spending“many sleepless nights moving, stacking, and animating books at Type Bookstorein Toronto”. 
They were inspired to make the video after re-organisingtheir bookshelves. After all, books can’t organise themselves…or can they?Maybe they just choose to do other things. I even have photographic evidence of this rare event. It only happens in The 25th Hour in Twilight when Everything isIlluminated
The Horse Whisperer and The Book Thief try toget off with Porno

Hannibalthinks We Need To Talk about Kevin

The Reader is writing Four Letters of Love

Orlandowants to break up with Jane Eyre. Subtlety is not his strong point….

The Crying of Lot 49is so loud it’s driving Rose Madder to violence…

The Girl who kicked the Hornet’s Nest has taken itupon herself to compile a new Schindler’s List

A Short History of Nearly Everything is learning Howto Talk about Books you Haven’t Read


Catch me if you Can!!!”, the books tease. They’re making such a racket I can’t wait for TheHours to pass before dawn. They’re drivingme to Insomnia! The television is all White Noise and the radio offers only TheShipping News. I long for Nightmares and Dreamscapes. At this rate, I’ll behaving Breakfast at Tiffany’s before long…

PS: All the words in italics are book titles from my veryown bookshelves. I wish the books could organise themselves! No books were harmed inthe making of this photo essay. 

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