booknetYou know, this isn’t what they usually mean by “reading on the ‘net.”

As if I didn’t have enough reasons to be jealous of a family that can afford to keep an in-home multistory library/reading room, such a family went and commissioned an interior design firm to figure out how to make reading in it more appealing to kids. So they spread out a great big hammock-like net to give the kids their own space to flop down and read their books. (More photos at the link.) Hey, forget kids, that would make reading more appealing to this 40-year-old man.

I will admit you can’t do that with an e-book library. (Though nothing’s stopping you from reading e-books as well as regular books on it.) But I will say I’d be hesitant of walking underneath lest I get beaned by falling keys or loose change.

I wonder if public libraries could adopt something like this? But I expect liability would probably be too big an issue for most to want to try.


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