Displaying Books Backwards

Books Backward
Jessica & Milo

My four-year-old daughter often repeats this mantra at the table during dinner,

“I don’t like that.”

She exactly captures my feelings about this newish trend to display books backward. Two things about the image above (you can click on it to see an article from Apartment Therapy on this new trend), first how can you tell which books are in there?  Second, these are in a fireplace, my goodness, have some respect people!

I mean there is one level of disrespecting books, e.g. dogearing, and then there is this next level hatred of books we see here.  It’s a big deal too this has been going on for at least a year and its a trend.  What has happened to my book lovers, you can’t think this is okay?!

Books Backward Bookshelf
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I will admit, it looks nice, okay it does, but it still doesn’t make sense.  Why hide the books like this.  How can you admire the book spine art?  How can you find the next book you want to read or re-read? On Neatorama, they did an article and a poll:

Displaying Books Backwards Poll
Displaying Books Backwards Poll

And yes my vote was with the 643 votes saying it is an abomination.  What are your thoughts?  Am I off my rocker?  Or are you with me?  Brothers and sisters, stand strong, we can fight this awful trend!