Totally inspired by E’s collection of yellow-bound books (I just sent her 3 of my Grandma’s to add to her stash), I decided to browse through my own bookshelves to see if I had any books in my favorite color: cornflower blue (a.k.a. the color of my blog).
Cornflower was my favorite crayon when I was little, and I’m still in love decades later. (Disclaimer: I’m no Queen of the Color Wheel, so any variation of cornflower is cornflower to me.)
Ah! Livi just brought me some cornflower crayons! Bliss!
I scoured the house, and here’s what I came up with:
Mmmm… I could stare at those books all day (and do, because they’re sitting right by my laptop).
Now, I’ve already decided that my motto is going to be “All things in moderation.” I know me and my tendency to go overboard with this kind of stuff. Ask anyone who knew me my junior year of college. I went through an orange phase. I wore orange every single day (I’m not kidding) and my half of the dorm room was floor to ceiling orange (including an orange rotary phone from Goodwill). Mmmm… orange books might be fun!
So, I’m going to proceed with great care and caution. The bottom four books on the pile were my Grandma’s (and the very bottom 2 are about writing), so they’re special to me. And the one on top was written by my dear friend Joanne (The Simple Wife), so also very special. I won’t say I’ll limit myself to super-meaningful cornflower-bound books; I’m just going to be more selective than I would’ve been 15 years ago.
Case in point: I found a shiny cornflower-bound medical textbook at the thrift store the other day, but put it back (even though it was only a quarter), because it just didn’t look loved enough.
I’m half-tempted to collect red books too, but I don’t think I will. Maybe I’ll just group together the old red books I already have.
If you were going to collect monochromatic books, what color would they be?
p.s. Wouldn’t it be fun to have a book-swapping party with friends who all like different colors??