I've always given coffee table books a lot of thought. What type of books would we get? How many would we buy? Should we get something classy - like books about luxury fashion or philosophical musings? Or should we get something artsy, like architecture or design? I never really decided what would suit us best, and I thought I'd leave it till we eventually move into our forever home.
And then last weekend, hubby and I walked past QBD The Bookshop in Southland Shopping Centre. It was just a fleeting moment, but the same book caught both our eyes..
Marvel and DC Comics encyclopaedias! It was a true moment of awesomeness. I didn't think books like these actually existed.
At first, we only saw the one for DC, and we both thought it would be even greater if there was one for Marvel. We decided to explore the shop, and lo and behold, there it was. We thought about it for a long time, wondering which we should buy. We made the best decision - to buy both books for $50 altogether.
If you still don't get the picture, yes, hubby and I are both superhero nerds. It is amazing because we never fight over what movie or series to watch, because we have the exact same taste. We have watched most Marvel and DC films (and have probably re-watched some several times at that) and we follow quite a few superhero series - The Flash, Arrow, Gotham and Agents Of Shield.
I am so glad we came across these books. Wherever we live, these encyclopaedias will be our perfect coffee table books, as they reflect our common interest. Hundreds and hundreds of pages about superheroes? Yes please.
Now I just need a Grimm encyclopaedia to be published and life will be perfect.