The Great British Bookcase Off.
You can tell a lot about a person by their shoes. But you can tell an awful lot more by their bookcase. At long last somebody has muted the news and focussed on what is truly important – the bookcases behind people that they choose to present to the world in video calls, and what that choice says about them as a person. The Twitter page ‘Bookcase Credibility’ was set up to review and compare bookcases, and the reviews are thoughtful, provocative, and – hell, I’ll say it – poetic. The Brian Cox one is a particular highlight. Now that I spend half my life on Zoom, this naturally made me wonder what my background says about me. Well, if you look behind me you’ll see no books, but you will see: an Everton calendar, a framed needlepoint my Nan made, and a load of football trophies (pretty much all just for participation) perched atop a decaying wardrobe. Maybe it’s time to redecorate.See More Bookcases