Friday, February 16, 2007

Literary Spectrum: Blues, Grays, Whites Edition.

Project Spectrum has inspired me to share a few glimpses of M's and my library. Libraries, like food selections in shopping carts, have this uncanny ability to divulge so much about a person. That said, I'll let you all conjecture what you will from the peeks above.

Have a sunny Friday, all, and do your darnedest to stay warm!



Blogger Mintyfresh said...

it's funny; back when my ex and i were cohabitating, our bookshelves were full to bursting, and i could have done a similar photo shoot, with many of the same books. when i left, i took only the books i really cared about--leaving plenty that are truly 'mine'--but i'm entirely undisturbed to have lost so many books. lately, i have no interest in books or reading, and i worry now that my bookshelves will give the wrong impression of me as a result! i'm a literate person, i'm a 'reader' in some way, but right now i just don't read for pleasure. it's been an interesting thing to realize about myself recently.

11:11 AM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hope you don't mind, I may have to steal this idea.

I think what these pictures say about you is that you are a well-read couple. :)

11:21 AM  
Anonymous nova said...

The librarian in me loves all of this literary gorgeousness. Love it. Knit (and read) on!

11:56 AM  
Blogger Anne said...

I had a professor in college who organized his books my color. I always thought it would be challenging to find something, but it did make his office incredibly soothing, oddly enough. (Also, you have great taste in books!)

12:16 PM  
Blogger Liz K. said...

What it says to me is that we have the same taste in literature.

12:17 PM  
Anonymous brooke said...

Oh I love this - what a beautiful collection.

2:33 PM  
Anonymous Sarah said...

I approve. I spy several all-time favorites in those shots. And organizing by color makes a great deal of sense, but reveals a book-design pet peeve of mine: different colored jacket-fronts and spines. I always have a clear image of the cover, especially in terms of color, and that's what I go looking for on the shelf. When a blue book has a yellow spine, it's very difficult to lay your hands on.

5:14 PM  
Blogger jodi said...

My partner and I are currently going through the mother of all purges, and as he's an academic librarian we've decided to let go of all but our most beloved friends in the fiction section (I spy a few of those friends in your photos here).

I too love the idea of arranging books by colour, but it also reminds me of a sad story: a few years ago a student suffering an emotional breakdown was found in my partner's library, hysterical amongst an enormous heap of books that she was attempting to rearrange on the library shelves by colour. While I felt sad for the awful stress that led her to this episode, I couldn't help but admire the idea, and secretly wished I could give the library shelves an aesthetic makeover of my own.

5:46 PM  
Blogger cynic the lamb said...

Oooh, yay! We've read a lot of the same books.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Kodachrome said...

Nice. Very nice. And I hear your soap too is very nice.

I'm actually teaching _Everything Is Illuminated_ right now! Okay, not *right* now, but this past week, and next week :)

9:32 PM  
Blogger Pikku- Kettu said...

Vonnegut! Camus!

You really are a well read couple!

(I think I might have used too many exclamation marks in this comment and may have come across as a crazy, exclamation mark- lady. Don't worry, I'm just a total book junkie in addition to the obvious yarn junkie)

12:38 PM  
Blogger Miss Scarlett said...

I love it! What a brilliant idea to photograph your book spines.
We actually have a lot of the same books in our Library.
My cousin just lent me his Confederacy of Dunces - I haven't finished yet but I found it laugh out loud funny.

10:46 PM  

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