Did you know that there are people in the world so very different from me, that there’s the chance we aren’t the same species?
I’m not talking about religious beliefs or political leanings or whether they like vanilla ice cream instead of chocolate (which is insane).
I’m talking about the fact that they organize their bookshelves by color.
Now, don’t get me wrong. This is beautiful. I even like the teapots. And she has excellent taste in books.
But…BUT…the Harry Potter books aren’t next to each other!
Most of them aren’t even on the same shelf. Oh, the humanity!
Pretty or not, I would never be able to find anything. I have no idea what color my book are. And series wouldn’t be together. How could the Narnia books survive if they weren’t smushed together? I’m not sure they could.
I will say, though, that the Organize by Color trend is not the worst.
Do you want to see the worst?
Really? It may scar you.
Alright, you’ve been warned.
No, your eyes are not deceiving you. These people have all their books turned backwards.
It’s just evil.
Although, the hilarious Joey Harpel did come up with one genius reason for turning books around.
She used it as a way to curb her book buying addiction. You can read here how she turns book backwards she hasn’t read yet – with the reward of turning them the right way when she has.
How do you organize your bookshelves?
(Mine is loosely by topic/genre, then by author, for anyone who’s curious.)
Do you alphabetize?
Sort by topic?
Do you sort by color? (And if so, how do you find the book you want?)
Do you channel your inner librarian and use the Dewey Decimal System?
And if you have all your books turned so the spines are hidden, please leave some compelling reason why we should still speak to one another. Because that might be a deal breaker.