A Children’s Treasury of People Losing Their Damn Minds About that Backwards-Books Thing

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The thing is, we honestly didn’t think it was going to be that provocative.

In addition to being an excellent writer, Alison Nastasi is an ace trend-spotter, and one of the best things she does for us is comb through Instragram and Pinterest and design blogs, finding beauties, oddities, and in-betweens to make the galleries we hope you enjoy here at your Flavorwire. So she spotted this “backwards-bookshelves” thing on Neatorama and wrote it up, and because Alison is seriously one of the nicest people on the planet, she penned her introduction from a neutral perspective:

Neutrals-loving lit nerds are drawn to the calming color scheme, while others find the spines-to-the-back display super silly. We can appreciate both sides of the bookish argument, but for now, we’ll keep our books on the shelf the old-fashioned way, with their titles where we can easily see and find them.

Turns out, people on Twitter aren’t nearly as diplomatic on the matter!

OKAY LET’S ALL TAKE A DEEP BREATH.

Look, we know, as President Camacho so succinctly put it, shit’s bad right now. Our days are filled with anxiety and fear, a psychopath is in the White House, and our social media discourse is permanently cranked up to 11. But seriously, people, it’s just some pictures of books backwards on a shelf. Some of us think it’s pretty goofy too! However, it’s a long road from “goofy” to “fascism,” so maybe let’s walk down it a tiny bit more slowly, huh?