Friday, December 22, 2006

Superb! The bookcase is a little over 8 feet high and is 3 and a 1/2 feet wide. The wood burrs are so beautiful that we've decided (at least temporarily) not to paint it. I've wiped and dusted; now for putting all the books in situ...the fun part as I'm sure you'll all agree: who should live next to whom? alphabetical? genre? subject? hmmm.



Blogger Lotus Reads said...

Your bookcase sounds fantastic! My books are colour-coordinated. I tried it just to do something different with my books and have been too lazy to put it back in alphabetical order. I think I still have pictures of my effort on my blog! :)

Happy Holidays in case I don't "see" you for a while!

8:05 pm  
Blogger Dorothy W. said...

Arranging books is complicated! I'm never quite satisfied with how they end up. The new shelves sound nice.

9:15 pm  
Blogger Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

Fabulous! How about genre then alpha? hehe


1:00 am  
Anonymous Ann said...

A group of ten year olds once 'reorganised' our class library alphabetically. I was slightly surprised as I thought that was the way it was organised anyway - until I realised they'd used the suthors' first names!

10:08 am  
Anonymous James said...

"Oh frabjous day, calloo, callay" she chortled in her joy... sounds great!

7:58 pm  
Blogger equiano said...

Thanks all for your comments - been away again, hence the delay in posting a reply.

In the end I've gone for the really boring option of keeping all the African fiction on it (alphabetical, naturally) as the bookcase is in the study and that is where I do most of my writing so it is nice to have the books on hand to reference.Of course, I thought it would just be a few shelves worth, but in fact the collection fills the entire monster bookshelf (oops!). All non-fiction has been relegated to our third bedroom upstairs, double-parked of course, and dominating the room! The giri os long-suffering...

Of course, I suspect I'll reorganize the whole lot on a whim one random day - love the colour and first name ideas - not permutations I've ever tried before!

10:18 am  

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