Sunday, September 23, 2012

MY stairway of heaven...

I love all the photos that post on Book Riot's Facebook page.... but I think that this one takes the cake! 
As soon as I saw it, I immediately had to SHARE it because not only is it COOL, but I WANT IT!

Can't do it in this house because we are just renters, but I am already thinking ahead to our future homes..... wonder if they will have stairs?! I posted a blog about an inspiring staircase once before, but this one is the ultimate!

So now, all I need to do is figure out what titles I would have on my steps.....

My first few are FOR SUREs-- books I never had to think twice about, but the others are kind of rolling around in my head because I would want a good mix of the authors and time periods and genres......

1. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
2. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck
3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
4. The Color Purple by Alice Walker
5. The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
6. ..... something by Hemingway.....but not sure which one yet.....
7. Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
8. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom 
9. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
10. The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes 
11. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by JK Rowling

and then this is where it gets troublesome....
I really want some Dan Brown, maybe a Stephen King and a Jonathan Franzen.... but what about Maya Angelou and Suzanne Collins and Elie Wiesel??? And I gotta have some Poe and how can I NOT have some Tolkien????  
Well, I guess I just need to hope that I have a nice LONG staircase in order to get them all in..... or that Mads can build it so that I can trade them out..... like have a few that are changeable to for the newest releases that I think are worthy of a step..... 

Decisions, decisions.




4 comments:

May said...

I showed this to Costas the other day and to my surprise he liked the idea as much I as do, so we're going to do it!

PS. Is it just me or don't you have a single non-UK/US writer on your list?

HOLMES said...

AMEN to Franzen-- one of the most underrated novelists working today. His nonfiction stuff is outstanding, albeit depressing.

Just paint the book spines on paneling and swap them out. Problem solved.

Mads and Kelli said...

May-Lin, I am so jealous! Cannot wait to see it! And you are right... I have read lots by other writers from other places, but NONE of those made the FAVE LIST.

However, Elie Wiesel is Romanian by birth. :-)

Jono said...

What a great idea! I think I'll run it past the artist at home.