Yesterday, The Girlfriend and I thoroughly rearranged our library due to receiving several matching bookshelves from a co-worker of hers who was in the process of moving. The result is frankly life-changing. All books are loose-packed, and there are still empty shelves available. The exact arrangement will probably be tweaked over time, but overall, I’m very pleased with it.
Several people on Twitter remarked on the color sort — that is indeed intentional, and it is limited to our contemporary novels, which we don’t refer to very often. The Girlfriend believes that books are decorative as well as utilitarian, so while she was out, I sorted this section by color to surprise her.
Now all that remains is to empty our her Minneapolis apartment, which includes a new larger bed and a couch. Then we will have officially (and very thoroughly) re-nested for the summer.