OK. I’m going to admit something that’s a little sad. I’m not a big reader. I know, I know. I used to read a lot more than I currently do. In fact, I actually got a library card a couple of years ago and would CHECK BOOKS OUT! Like, on the regular. Oh, and I’d also like to admit that the books I always chose were pretty trashy. Not TRASHY trashy. Things like Bridget Jones’ Diary. Light fiction. I’m not a big fan of non-fiction. I LIVE non-fiction. It’s not fun. Anyway, it’s a moot point now as most of my free time is spent crafting.
SO, that being said, I obviously don’t have a lot of books lying around the house (Ha! House…). But of the ones I want to keep, I don’t want to stash them away somewhere. There’s no space to stash books in the shoebox apartment (or “house”) where we currently reside. I decided to ram them on the top of the bookshelf Ryan made. They were quite unsightly, honestly. It was a mish mash of chick lit, photo albums and Ryan’s “Electrical Work for Dummies” type of books. It was an eyesore to me. Blerg.
Of course, during my blog surfing, I saw a post somewhere about different ways to display books. Fiction/non-fiction, alphabetically, by subject, etc. And then I saw it. The idea that was for me:
BY COLOR!!!! Granted, it’s still a little unsightly with all the different sizes, but I like it SO much better. Don’t you?! Actually, don’t answer that. I really don’t care what you think.
PS – how do you like the picture of Beatnik Ted? Oh, and there’s unused terrarium container I talked about. It’s on the top shelf. Still taunting me.