03 November 2008

Sorting Moky's Books

I find myself staring at the bookcases everywhere. The past several times I've been to see my mother, I've distractedly perused the books lining the living room, where she lives these days. Finally, I started pulling things off the shelf, stacking and restacking, looking for just the right sequence. I showed some of my "drafts" to my mother - she thought I was trying to sort the books with some content-driven rationale. Ah but no, it's just the titles we're interested in here, with a little attention to the design of the spine - the title must run the long way, not crosswise.

Somehow, the earnest "Towards a New Psychology of Women" led down one dreadful path.


And "This Thing Called Love" comes to no good end.


I tell you, it's like eating peanuts.

21 comments:

Rima said...

That is something I would have never thought to do, and the results are . . . interesting.

Your mother has quite an eclectic library.

Mayberry said...

I still have your previous post in this genre marked so I can try it sometime!

alejna said...

Those are great. The second one is particularly amusing.

I've also still been meaning to do this. Maybe this month.

alejna said...

The second one makes quite a cool picture, too. The colors work together.

Ree said...

In my current frame of mind, that second one made me snort out loud

Melissa said...

I've got to try this. Especially during NaBlo on a rough day...:)

Mental P Mama said...

I love me some Walker Percy!!

Gwen said...

Sex: definitely not necessary.

Wait. Let me rephrase ....

nonlineargirl said...

Finally an organizational scheme of which I wholeheartedly approve.

Her Grace said...

Am cracking up. Must go play with my books now.

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Don't even get me started. The second stack even has a color scheme.

underthebigbluesky said...

never would have thought. would love to see what i could do with my parents books, or maybe not.

Mad said...

Tee, hee.

Yes, I've been meaning to do this too but somehow the non-stop verbal soundtrack that is THREE never lets my thoughts settle enough to be witty...or near books.

i am very mary said...

I love you more every day.

julochka said...

do you think they'd mind if i did that in a bookstore? :-) i'm too far from home at the moment!

womaninawindow said...

I think you've found the new best party game!

painted maypole said...

ooh - thanks for reminding me... i wanted to do this... ;)

wheelsonthebus said...

in response to the bottom book -- no

emma said...

I think I'll have to try this at work - at the library! Do you think the patrons will mind?

Julia said...

Snort! Really, hi-effing-larious.
Yes, I AM easily amused. :)

Jeanne said...

The Walker Percy is definitely the climax of this joke.