I haven’t done a lick of homework all long weekend, which is a decision I knew I’d regret when I first began making it. Instead, I rearranged my stuffed-to-the-gills bookcase, inspired by this pic. And this one.
Here’s the before:
And the after:
It took the whole Ryan Adams cd, so a little over an hour, and it was a very satisfying project. I’ve wanted to do it for months, but my biggest qualm was splitting up my series books. I knew it would really mess with my OCD-ness, but I like the color spectrum so much, it hasn’t bothered me too bad that all my books are out of order. Before, I had a really good system. The top row was classics, next was more contemporary fiction and non, then the series shelf, the craft books (with a couple of cookbooks having inched in recently) and the Christianity row, nonfic on one side, fiction on the other (although most of my Christian fiction is Beverly Lewis, which took up most of my series shelf).
I made everyone in my family come and look, and they all think I’m crazy. But I sit on my bed and look at my books while I’m blow-drying my hair in the mornings, and now it’s soo much more fun to stare at. You can’t see the bottom row in these pics, but it has my yearbooks, magazines, and some of my dvds. There are close-ups here.
What do you think?
I think that something has to be done about these pink walls. And all this furniture that does not fit in this little room. It’s giving me hives. And I need another bookcase. Because this one and the smaller one on the other wall are both full.
Here’s some more interesting book talk I happened across while I wasn’t writing lesson plans: Can you imagine arranging this library by color?
And I can’t imagine trimming my collection down to just one “middle shelf“..Maybe one day I’ll share which books would be on mine..
Reading this post is interesting..skim through a chunk of the comments, too..