Friday Videos Need to Organize the Bookcase

From Rebecca comes this piece of awesome:

The embed might not work because Sony Music can be a right wanker, so here, have a link.

Seriously, that’s so gorgeously cool. Why aren’t more romances cobalt and yellow?


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    Frauke says:

    Sony is a bitch indeed. Neither the embedded vid works nor the link. But after searching for a while, I found this:

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    Anika says:

    @ Frauke: Thank you for the link.
    Sony is a frakking wanker. Grumble.

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    Laura (in PA) says:

    Embedded worked for me. And it was totally cool.

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    Brianna says:

    Best. Organising. EVAR!!!  I totally now want to reorganise my bookshelf in colours :D

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    Elyse Mady says:

    How whimsical – stop motion animation can make the most mundane things amazing.


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    TracyP says:

    Very cool.

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    MicheleKS says:

    Great video but one question I have is where are the paperbacks? My tallest bookshelf is nothing but paperbacks and my shortest shelf is nothing but hardcover and trade paperbacks.

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    Sarah W says:

    So that’s what my babies do when I’m at work!

    I watched it twice—once for the books and once for the other things.

    That banana! XD

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    Ell says:

    Looks like a couple hours one day, then about two to MIDNIGHT the following day, then a little while the following day. MAN that’s a lot of book schlepping!

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    Jen B. says:

    Boy, I love Rodrigo y Garbriella.  Great music, cool video.  Thanks for sharing.

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    Alley says:

    Oh man, great music!

    I organized our DVDs like this last year because they had a wider variety of colored spines than our book collection does.  I wanted to do our books but A) our books are double-deep because we don’t have enough shelf space, and B) the idea of splitting up, say, 12-book series because of color made me twitch.  All of the Stephanie Plum books NEED to be together!  Harry Potter 4 NEEDS to be next to Harry Potter 5!

    I’m thinking of rearranging our lineup of alcohol bottles via label color, though.

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    Lynn S. says:

    Definitely cool and I love guitar music.  Hadn’t heard of Rodrigo y Gabriela before and will be checking them out, but right now I have that Styx song stuck in my head instead.

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    T says:

    I organized by TBR bookshelves by color once – every now and then I decide to reorganize them and often decide on a new method as a way to revive it and just change. Color organization was NOT the worst method I have used. Maybe I am unusually visual at remembering books, maybe not, but I usually knew what which book´s spine color was. Alphabetical also works. When i tried to organize by genres, that was a catastrophe due to crossovers.

    Sony are idiots it is known. Not sure what they hope to affect by restricting me from seeing youtube idiots unless me associating their name with stupid frustration – I will remember that when buying electronics in the future.

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    Amanda says:

    That was AWESOME!  When I was in middle school/high school, I lived in a room that had a wall that was shelving from ceiling to floor.  My books were organized by genre, publisher, then author.  Somebody could request a book, and I could tell them “3rd shelf, far right.”  It was awesome.  And yes, my parents loved me more than your parents.

    Is it any wonder that my dream job is research librarian?

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    ashley says:

    am I the only one who organizes each shelf by size?  I put each shelf tallest to shortest, left to right.  If I have a shelf of random, unconnected paperback romances I’ll keep them alphabetical by author’s last name (cuz they’re all the same size)  I keep series together, and try to keep genres together, but still, I hate when you have a tall thin book then a couple of wonky shorter ones then some staggered ones… it’s like my bookshelf has crooked teeth. bothers me.

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    Nifty says:

    Definitely cool and I love guitar music.  Hadn’t heard of Rodrigo y Gabriela before and will be checking them out,

    RyG are fabulous, but I’ve learned that I can’t listen to their music while I’m driving down the interstate—not if I want to avoid a speeding ticket.  It’s IMPOSSIBLE for me to keep my foot light on the pedal and my hands still on the steering wheel.

    Great video!  I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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    HelenMac says:

    embeddedness worked fine for me, yay!

    I woud love to shelve my books by colour, and have wanted too for years, but at the mo all my book cases are at least double deep, so I’l have to wait until I get my dream home that has a room with wall to wall shelving, floor to ceiling.

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    The banana deserves a “Best Supporting Actor” nod.  Loved this.

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    JennyD says:

    We currently have thirteen (and counting) bookcases, so organization varies a bit by bookcase and room. In the living room, my shelves of literarily significant works are organized chronologically by publication date, with multiple works by the same author kept together. The childrens/YA historical fiction is also chronological, but the rest… it is arranged by genre (generally each bookshelf gets a different genre), then subgengre, then in author groupings that I find appropriate. Which means that *I* know exactly where everything is… but not necessarily anyone else.

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    rudi_bee says:

    Ok I’m overthinking this but I had to watch the clip again to make sure the banana wasn’t still on the bookshelf at the end. I’m all for bananas surfing books but bananas hiding behind books? Very upsetting.

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    AgTigress says:

    Lovely video! 

    So interesting to hear how other people organise their home libaries, too!  Although we have to have some shelves reserved for outsize books, our non-fiction organisation is basically a sort of intuitive version of Dewey, by subject and subdivision and sub-sub-division of subject; our fiction shelves are (boringly, perhaps) alphabetically by author name.  Colour is not a parameter that had even occurred to me!  But then, my husband did originally train as a librarian, long, long ago.

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    roserita says:

    The list of books at the end went by too fast!  I wanted to see what they all were.  (I’m one of those people who look at bookshelves in the background of catalogs and whatnot to see what the titles are.)

    My word is answer32, wow.

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