I'm a little obsessed with organization. There's a place for everything in my apartment. However, every season I'm inspired to move furniture around and change up my living space. My bookshelves are always the first to change. Right now my books are arranged by category (I have specific shelves for fairy tale anthologies, graphic novels, middle grade novels, etc.), but I assure you they won't stay that way for long.
In honor of Get Organized Week, here are seven different ways to organize your bookshelves. Take advantage of proudly putting your books on display.
There's a kind of chicken-and-egg situation with kids and the things they collect: which came first, the savvily-marketed toy series or the desire to hoard up multiple forms of the same thing? Either way, having a collection was a necessary part of childhood. Options for collections vary—if there's more than one of it, it can be collected—but the ones you chose say a lot about your personality.
You'd be surprised by the things you can learn from Dawson's Creek. Despite being a teenage drama, the show is filled with profound life lessons and references to classic films that contain even more advice.
In the fifth season of the show, Joey Potter reinvents her life at Worthington University, a fictional ivy league school where she majors in—you guessed it—English literature. She is no longer simply "the girl down the creek" but a woman filled with important English-y knowledge.
You can skip the first year of University and learn all you need to know about life by watching Joey's experiences on the small screen.
The Romantics were the superheroes of 18th century literature. These poets wrote about nature, emotions, and personal themes when the current trends favored Enlightenment ideals (scientific thought, skepticism, and intellect).
This group of men used their collective power of colloquial language to create poetry that emphasized intuition and the pastoral. Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, and Keats banded together to form the Romantics: the Avengers of classic literature.
Humans are interesting animals. Creativity seeps through our veins. I'm not entirely sure who came up with the following creatures, but it must have taken some incredibly unique (and perhaps problematic) imagination to bring these things into being.
A horse with a horn. A woman's body with a fish tail. A bird that turns to ash, but never dies.
Mythical creatures are fascinating, so its no wonder they inhabit the many fantasy stories we all love and cherish. Here are five of our favorites.