Friday, 3 October 2008

The Sorted Books Challenge

Many thanks to Juliet over at Musings for letting me know about this one. What you need to do is pluck various books from your shelves and connect them. Here's the official thing, which I hope is written tongue in cheek as my interpretation of it is considerably less august:



'The Sorted Books project began in 1993 years ago and is ongoing. The project has taken place in many different places over the years, ranging form private homes to specialized public book collections. The process is the same in every case: culling through a collection of books, pulling particular titles, and eventually grouping the books into clusters so that the titles can be read in sequence, from top to bottom. The final results are shown either as photographs of the book clusters or as the actual stacks themselves, shown on the shelves of the library they were drawn from. Taken as a whole, the clusters from each sorting aim to examine that particular library's focus, idiosyncrasies, and inconsistencies — a cross-section of that library's holdings. At present, the Sorted Books project comprises more than 130 book clusters.'

Here's a few examples (I loved these) culled from the project, to give you an idea:


and here's mine. 100% pure pony book. See Juliet, it can be done! Particularly when your mind, like mine, spends some of its time in the gutter.

The second book down is my copy of The Chestnut Filly - hadn't realised until I came to look for it just how tatty it was. A candidate for upgrading, I think.

2 comments:

Juliet said...

Brilliant! Thanks for joining in. I'm going to see whether I can do one using only art books next!

Gillian said...

"And the consequence was...

A Foal for Candy !"

*snigger*