Monday, March 7, 2011

talking about books again! hope you don't mind!

I just spent at least an hour and a half moving books around my bookcase, contemplating organization/aesthetics. It's a work in progress, but I must say I've enjoyed going through them to see what we have. Our duplicates are amusing (Catcher in the Rye, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime), but what's even better are our collections which are made more complete by being combined. We each owned several Chuck Palahniuk books, and together we have 9 (not quite the full library I believe) and only one duplicate (Survivor, his best one IMO). Serendipitous.

Here's what I've got going on so far: Crafting books (knitting, papercraft, a couple of years worth of ReadyMade mags) along with home decor. We transition, via Amy Sedaris, into comedy which mainly consists of Marx brothers books. Memoir and Nonfiction. Classics and other Novels. Fantasy/Horror (Anne Rice, Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk). Girl books, Kids books, Reference books (some textbooks I saved from college including art history, fashion, and writing, graphic design and computer related things). And records. Until the day (which I hope is not too far off) when we get a record player and a cute little stand which can hold records, here they are on the bookcase.

You see that light? That is the magic and majesty of a well stocked and well organized bookcase. Or just the sunset. It makes the living room glow this time of day like nobody's business.

I couldn't figure out how to fit in some of the coffee table books, so they ended up stacked on top.
Oh yeah, and every bookcase needs some kind of collection, doesn't it? Our cameras.


  1. Love it! And where'd you get the bookcase? Is that from IKEA?

  2. It is indeed Ikea. This trusty guy has been with me through at least 5 moves and it's still hangin in there!