'You down wit' O-C-D? Yeah, you know me…'

I had no idea that my blogging buddy Trish was going to use a screen-print of my blog for all the world to see…and I was so horrified by the state of my book cabinet that I hurried on down to the den and reorganized it…by color.  Seriously. 

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I’m still tweaking it…not sure if maroons, pinks, and purples should be integrated into the red family or not…same with the golds into the yellows.  It’s a work in progress.

21 Comments

  • At 2009.03.09 22:45, J.C. Montgomery said:

    ROFL

    I recently took a pic of mine and did the same thing — but not by color: by size.

    Well, that was after I separated the hardcovers from the trade paperbacks from the mass markets.

    Needless to say, I completely understand.

    • At 2009.03.09 22:49, S. Krishna said:

      That is so pretty! Strange thing to say, I know.

      • At 2009.03.10 00:24, Monica @ Monniblog said:

        ooo! That IS gorgeous! It certainly makes the room pop! hahah I don’t know how you’d find anything though if you forgot what colour the spine was.

        • At 2009.03.10 03:51, Bibliolatrist said:

          Hello there…I found you via Trish, and I have to say I’m enjoying your site! Nice to meet you 🙂

          • At 2009.03.10 07:56, Stephanie said:

            Welcome to the book blogging world! Sorry I haven’t stopped by your other blog in a while, but glad to see you here now!

            • At 2009.03.10 08:12, belleofthebooks said:

              I absolutely love it! That is possibly the only way I haven’t arranged my books, so I know what will be next. Spring cleaning time?

              cwg says: pictures, pictures!

              • At 2009.03.10 08:26, Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit) said:

                LOL by color…who would have thought that would be a way to organize books. can you find everything ok?

                natalie says: oh, these are my favorite books and i could find any one of them in a flash. i could never do this with my other bookshelves! 🙂

                • At 2009.03.10 09:03, Beth F said:

                  Too funny. I love it, but I could never do the same. Just the thought of emptying my bookshelves and trying to sort the books is daunting! I’m into organized clutter.

                  • At 2009.03.10 09:54, Joy said:

                    Very nice looking. I have to say, I go alphabetically by author. But this looks way better.

                    • At 2009.03.10 10:03, Becky Workman said:

                      This is beautiful! Mine certainly doesn’t look like that!!

                      • At 2009.03.10 10:17, Heather said:

                        Very, very pretty. If I had enough bookshelves to actually house all my books I’d probably do this too. 🙂

                        natalie says: well, this is only one of my book cabinets. you’ll notice i’m not showing what the others look like. hee hee.

                        • At 2009.03.10 10:52, Jessica said:

                          Oh that is funny! I just reorganized my own shelves this past weekend! You and I are going to get along I think.

                          • At 2009.03.10 11:59, Jessica said:

                            I love you! You know what hamentashcen is!

                            Hollar!

                            • At 2009.03.10 13:54, Valerie said:

                              I look forward to more bookish blogging from you! Thanks to Trish. Are you going to leave the rearranged-by-color books as is?

                              cwg says: oh, yeah. i didn’t do all that work for nothing! but i may tweak the maroon/red yellow/gold arrangments…

                              • At 2009.03.10 16:16, Meg89 @ Literary Menagerie said:

                                I thought your shelves looked neat in the last picture, but now it’s a little scary… but not in a bad way 🙂 I used to line mine up by size– big books on either end, and shorter one’s toward the middle, so all my rows looked like U’s. I was obsessive about it for about 2 years–now my dorm doesn’t even have shelves, so books are stacked on the floor and windowsill and everywhere else!

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                                  • At 2009.03.11 22:04, mmihajlov said:

                                    I think every should do this to their bookshelves. It would make everything way prettier.

                                    • At 2009.03.12 01:24, bybee said:

                                      Wow, it looks great. But I liked it before, too!

                                      • At 2009.03.13 20:33, Lisa said:

                                        This tempts me to do it to our shelves, I love it.

                                        • At 2009.03.19 18:42, claire said:

                                          Looks so pretty! I’ve done this before, but couldn’t sleep knowing titles by the same author are separate from one another, lol! So I put them back in alphabetical order, by author. 😀

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