Thursday, March 14, 2019

Take Three Thursday | Seeing, Listening, Organizing

Joining in with Mary-Lou's Take Three Thursday, a meme designed to help us notice more of the ordinary of our lives.

Seeing … a creative idea for old paperback books: the covers have been removed & the spines painted white to give the look of wood. Words are stamped on the spines, then three books are bound together with twine.

Listening … to podcasts on my exercise walks around the neighborhood on sunny days. I inadvertently captured this screenshot of my phone as I was trying to adjust the volume on my new AirPods.

Organizing … our to-read books by color. I think this gives us a new (colorful) perspective when we're deciding what to read next.

What are you noticing this week?


  1. I do like how those books have been repurposed! Did you know you can actually commission colour-coordinated home libraries?

    1. Oh I haven't heard of that, but I do think for me it's more FUN to organize my own library.

  2. Thanks for joining in today Melissa. Interesting theme of books re-purposed, great display for a show or backdrop. I really must get into more podcasts, it just might help me walk longer. I chuckled about reading by colour ... that's an interesting way to pick a book - a fresh look.

  3. I've never arranged books by color, but I definitely have chosen books by their covers! And almost always, they've been great reads.

  4. Love those stacked books - that would be so easy to recreate!

  5. Love your books arranged by color. And I love the new farmhouse look of the books all looking the same. I think the easier way to get it is to just stack your books with open side of the spine outward. That could be because I would never deface books, even paperback ones, in that way. I have made colorful covers for them from scrapbook papers and then bound them up with ribbons and doodads. In fact, that might be a fun project for spring decorating.


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