my new way of bookeeping…

Nope, this isn’t a post about accounting.

It’s about something I love – reading.

And I love books.  My home is full of them.  Some are even in bookcases.

This past weekend, I decided it was time to spring clean the largest of my bookcases.   That meant cleaning each book.  And of course, that meant stopping to appreciate each book – when, where and why I’d gotten it; what it taught me; where it had taken me; and why I still had it.

It also meant a new way of displaying them.   I got this idea from an image I saw on Pinterest .  It’s very new to me not to have my books in order of subject, author, etc.    I love this color display though.   It makes me smile.   It also helps me notice books I’ve been overlooking.  Ya know how easy it is to wear only 20% of the clothes you own?  It’s like that for me with books, too.

So now I’m re-celebrating books I’ve owned and loved for years,but taken for granted.

Hmmm… wonder what else I need to color code?

How do you make sure you don’t take things or people you love for granted?

8 thoughts on “my new way of bookeeping…

  1. It seems you’re going to put up a library in your home. Probably, you can try doing some catalog for your books.

  2. what a colorful (pun inteneded) idea! the Goodwill store at Monkey Junction hangs the clothes by color – awesome.

  3. jamharl, great idea ~THANKS.

    Gloria, YAY. rightbackatchababy ~

    Carol, yep, it’s FUN.

    Janet, may the color wheel be with you 🙂

    thanks for chiming in, ya’ll ~

  4. I have had my closets color coded for a while, and I love it! Not only does it help me find things more easily, it makes putting clothes away an “artful” experience, making sure the colors flow from one color family to the next. I see you’ve done a good job of that aspect on your shelves! (:

  5. i’m trying it with my clothes too, Mary Louise. thanks for the inspiration & wish me luck! 🙂

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