'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. 


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.


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


    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!


                            • 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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