Gawker.com had a post that caught my eye, about a new lifestyle site for recent college grads, called Gradspot.com, with this article:
25 Books that Look Good and Read Even Better: Building a Sexy Library.
It's a guide for decorating your bookshelves with books that at least make you look smart to potential lovers.
Here's one of the author's tips: "Shortcut to looking well read: Stock bookshelves with the lesser-known works of famous authors. Examples: East of Eden, by John Steinbeck, and Pale Fire, by Nabokov. Special bonus points if you actually read them!"
At least the article has a slightly tongue-in-cheek feel.
And maybe I should be encouraged by the idea that they think good books might be seductive...