Organising cook book shelves

25 August 2017
I don't know about you but I have a hard time keeping my cook books organised. Often I take them into my work room and after I find what I need, they sit on my sewing table for a couple of weeks.  By the time they are returned to the shelf, other books have taken their place and they go to a new spot.

I don't like sorting them into categories, because I'm quite a chaotic person and I'm comfortable with random placements. I'd never sort them by the colour of the cover and as crazy as it sounds, I've seen photos of books that have been sorted by colour.  That's the book equivalent of buying art to suit the colour of a room. Pfffft!  

But I'm happy with the placement I have now.  To my eye it's interesting and neat but even though it doesn't look like it, there are reasons for all the placements.  It probably doesn't matter much though. In two weeks it won't look like this because I look through these books frequently and my photos are memorialising their temporary places. Still, I'm happy with it and for a couple of days it will make me smile as I sneak a peak walking past.

What's your cook book shelf like?