Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Book Talk: New Shelves!

Usually instead of spring cleaning, I blast my music and rearrange my bookshelves. Before I had it by genre, now it's ordered by spine color. Overall, it looks fantastic. The bad side, a little harder to find a book, but not by much. My bookshelves are in three different parts because I don't have a full bookshelf. When I moved into my current town home, my uncle built my little brother, sister, and I, a desk and two shelves to go on top. The shelves weren't attached or anything so they just sat on top. Eventually, my book collection had grown so much that they gave their little shelves to me. Two of them are like nightstands which I keep my older sister's old stereo on and my DVD's on and the other is on my desk. 

Here's an overview of the shelf on my desk. Now you know when I said it's a shelf instead of a bookcase.  

Purple and Blue

Green and Yellows
Can you see the frog? My little sister went a little crazy with color coding all my belongings and shoving them in between my books. So if there's something random wedged in the cracks, it was her.

Yellows continued
 This is one the the shelves that act as the nightstand. I also realized that I have a bunch of yellow books because most of them are books about Ancient Egypt. I'm a bit of a history nut. Nonfiction books can get pretty expensive but my family knows were all the cool used book stores are. Gotta love cheap books!
Oranges and Reds
 Oops! A little straggler makeup brush sneaked into the picture.
Red Continued and Pinks
 I love my little pirate duck.
I did have a white section, but I forgot to take a picture of that. Sorry! :( Anyway, I had to put all my books on their side because I was running out of room. I had to get a little creative there. But now I don't have any scary looking stacks on the ground that people can step over.

If you have a full bookshelf, you should definitely try this because it will look even better than mine because you can make a whole rainbow. Mine are spread about the room so it doesn't look as nice. That's okay, I still love them.

What do you think of rainbow bookshelves? How should I arrange them next year?

1 comment:

  1. I love the idea of a rainbow bookshelf! Actually, before I read your post and was just glancing at the photos, I thought how cool it was that you had enough books to group by colour! I am glad I found your blog and am your newest follower with GFC! I'd love if you'd check out : the daily savant : and follow along if you like. I have a giveaway on now, as well!

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