Not quite as impractical as you might think Dana. The physicist in me tells me it might move a bit but it would mostly balance.
What the Balance Bookshelf lacks in practicality, it makes up for in concept.
I recently went through a period of years in which I read no fiction whatsoever. I had decided to change my entire path from working in the publishing industry to going for a PhD in psychophysiology and making a new life in the realm of mind-body medicine (my true passion). I positively binged on medical and theoretical texts…and loved every second. Only this year, after being rendered an immobile lump of useless human parts by intractable pain, did I re-embrace my first true love: literature.
Cannot type/talk due to severe illness (all words courtesy of voice software or kind typing helpers)…I read and appreciate all comments…Apologies for not being able to respond.