File this immediately under first world problems.
I’m a book person, but not a book person, if you know what I mean. To elaborate, I’m basically trying to say I like to read, but I’m not overly picky about how. I’ll read on my phone, my kindle, or a physical copy. But… You could sense a but coming, right? I have absolutely fallen in love with Mr. Boddington’s Penguin Classics. It’s also a shame that they are no longer available*. It breaks my literary heart.
These beautiful books fall exactly in the intersection of a venn diagram mapping practical and pretty (which is, admittedly, exactly where I want to live my life).
Anthropologie is currently selling these four Jane Austen novels clad with covers designed by graphic artist Leanne Shapton in her signature painterly patterns. It’s a weak balm on my wounded soul. Particularly the Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility designs…
*I do own the Jane Eyre, of course. But the missed opportunity to own the (Ironically cheerful?) gorgeous Wuthering Heights HURTS.
Image found here.