Via boingboing, an article from the Telegraph’s property section entitled ‘Rooms that lose none of their shelf life‘. Apparently more people want libraries in their homes than home cinemas, gyms or music studios. Prompted by a survey frm Legal and General, we learn from the article that "as well as furnishing a room, books confer a certain elegant ambience on a property". And, according to a spokesperson from the Bookseller, "Books are the original insulator. A shelf of books along an outside
wall works well to prevent heat escaping. If all
the books were removed from the homes in Britain, our energy bills
All those workshops learning how to write prose when what I should have been doing was focussing on what books are really for: interior design and energy conservation.