Once upon a time I saw a photo on Alison's Brocante Home blog with color coordinated books. Then later she showed a picture of her own. Well, despite the amount of clutter here and there and the smudges of dust and dirt in my closets and corners, I HAD to do that to some of my books. It was over a year ago when I first dumped my shelves and coded (a little). As you can see, I didn't gradient color the shelves. I get too many new books and read them at random WAY too much for that. My books have been my friends for years and years. I remember waking up in the night when I was first married and living away from home. I called my mom and dad and asked if it was okay to come down to their house at midnight and get a few boxes of my books... Just couldn't sleep well without their soft bindings surrounding me. Each little square inch of book spine represents a whole world... each book is a person, a place ---- Mitford, Avonlea, Narnia, Jo, Laura and Almanzo, or Vianne... If I could give my kids at school even a breath of this love for books, I know their worlds would illuminate, explode with color.... (but would they color code their lockers? Hmmm... Does the word compulsive come to mind?) Got to FLY.... Time for a short shower and school.