Dewey G Biv

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

I’ve been toying with the idea of organizing my books by color. Actually, that’s not quite accurate. We’ve organized our books by section (fiction, non-fiction, poetry, etc.) but within each section I’ve been playing with color.

First off, it’s pretty. I’ve long held that my favorite color is “all of them.”

Second, I think there’s actually some function here. I’m terrible at remembering authors, but I darn sure remember the dusty yellow cover of Watership Down and the lovely teal of In the Time of the Butterflies.

Interestingly, this organization would work terribly in an actual library where book colors are completely unreliable. It only works with personal collections of books that you’ve held and read and spent time with.

Of course, if this organization doesn’t work out, we can always organize the books “autobiographically.”

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