Writing life Colour-coded I really do remember my books by colour these days. I'm thinking I want my book to be purple; there aren't enough purple books out there. 29 responses Van Kapeghian i concur, purple is super royal – totally fitting for you :) Susannah Van, you ole smoothie you – when we having that coffee? ;) beth lamphier purple is truely for the passion of life.. andrea d my bookshelf is color-coded too. and now that i think about it, i don’t think i have any purple ones! wait, yes i remember now, i have like 3 or 4. definitely not enough purple :) kerin rose They say purple is the favorite colour of eccentrics! :) ( it is mine too!…purple sounds grand!) Lili That’s a gorgeous way of organizing a bookshelf. I tend to buy my books based on color, such as when there are different editions I will pick the color of a cover that I prefer. Yellow and brown/gold seems to be a common theme in my shelves from what I can tell by glancing across the room. Sam from Minnie Taylor Glad to see someone else color codes their books too – definitely purple! I don’t have enough purple books! And purple is supposed to stimulate imagination and creativity… Marthe I agree! I love purple and I love books. And I judge the book by its cover too. Nothing like reading a good book that looks pretty, right? DawnS :) happy giny interesting way of putting books together.. sure is aesthetic!!!! purple you say… hummmmm fits you, there is so much purple in your photos somehow! Verne I rearranged my books from alphabetical order to colour order last Saturday evening. It was a pretty hard core rock and roll evening. I’m glad to see we’re as cool as eachother! Aerussell.wordpress.com I colour code my books too. And you’re right, my purple section is far to small. It needs more purple books. charlane purple – passion – regal – i like that and flowers pick themselves just took a similar photo of one of my mother’s stuffed shelves. i have such a strong urge to rearrange her books this way. love it! xo Alison Ren I have a photographic memory, only when it comes to my books. Last week I wanted to help my littlest monkey organize his books and he came up with the idea of catergories on his own. I was so proud. lucy as a librarian, i can tell you that when people ask for a particular book — say, “the big green book that had a chapter about snakes”, we can put our finger right on it. so go for the purple! it’s a color that librarians everywhere will appreciate…and remember. love your bookshelf. it makes as much sense as any other shelving scheme. move over mr. dewey! froufroug Swoon, this is something I must try with my own bookshelves! Right now I have them according to genre (childrens, poetry, classics, lbgt, non-fiction); practical but nowhere near as pretty. Lisa Your bookshelves look like my closet! barbara purple is a good choice:-) natalea what a beautiful way to arrange your books! Wayfaring Wanderer That’s how I have my books arranged! By color :D cath totally loving your colour coded bookshelf… i want to colour code MY bookshelf – my books are arranged by size… boring… and yes… a purple book.. i looove purple!! Heidi Reinhardt love it! thebluemuse I agree, there isn’t enough purple anything out there… linda i want to try this! I arrange my books by category and size…i like the color idea though… megmanionsilliker what a great idea – books arranged by color. brilliant!! margie just the other day my 27 year old son told me that purple is the only colour. Sophie Isobel Designs Oh I love this! I must try it out! I can see only one purple book on my shelf, so indeed we need more purple books! Sophie x firstname.lastname@example.org So this is your bookcase? Jam packed :) I’m afraid mine has no organisation whatsoever. Haha x Comments are closed.