Unique Sorting

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Browsing through my blog, I found a link to this post about the “Sorted Book Project.” Go read it. I’ll wait.

The idea is to take a few books and physically sort them in such a way that the titles make some kind of sense … something that I’ve never quite gotten around to doing and photographing, but which fascinates me.

What title/combinations can you come up with? (Bonus points if you actually assemble the books and photograph them, like in the original post.)


Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!

42 responses

  1. Are we having two different BTT posts this thursday?
    😀

  2. Whoa! Bonus Thursday! I love it.

  3. […] #2 this week: Unique Sorting And the second in our Booking Through Thursday twofer is about the Sorted Books Project, a wonderfully whimsical art project of juxtaposed […]

  4. Loving the bonus Thursday, and can’t wait to see others’ clever arrangements.

    Puns and potential poems on my shelves.

  5. […] Blog It looks like there were two topics posted for BTT this week. I don’t have time to do this one, though it is very cool, so I’ll go with this topic:   Now that summer is here (in the […]

  6. Hi Everyone….. My post is up….. Happy BTT!….

  7. iwriteinbooks

    This is so cool! I may get around to doing the summer post as well but here is my book spine story for now:
    http://iwriteinbooks.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/booking-through-thursday-unique-sorting/

  8. […] or has a summery feel to it. I don’t really have an answer for that one. But the second question is: Browsing through my blog, I found a link to this post about the “Sorted Book Project.” Go […]

  9. I think some participants are misreading the question: it’s not asking how we have books sorted on the shelves. It’s asking up to put certain book titles together. If you click through the link there will be some examples that show what they mean.

    I thought this was a lot of fun! I could play with it all day if I had time. But here’s what I came up with:

    http://barbarah.wordpress.com/2009/06/25/booking-through-thursday-unique-sorting/

  10. This was fun. Like Barbara, I could send all day with this thinking up new ideas. Here is mine.

    http://proudbookworm.blogspot.com/2009/06/unique-sorting.html

    ~ pOpin

  11. I don’t have time to do this today, so maybe someone can steal this idea and set up a photo. For an endcap in a big bookstore a friend and I found all the fiction titles that had a body part in the title and displayed them in rough anatomical order. Some titles I can remember: Audrey Hepburn’s Neck, Footsucker, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Wolf by the Ears, Girl with Curious Hair, Cheek by Jowl, Skinny Legs and All, and many more.

  12. […] Unique Sorting 2009 June 25 by ruinedbyreading This week’s Booking Through Thursday challenge asks readers who sort their books in a meaningful and unique way. The original […]

  13. Oh this was so much fun! Here’s mine:
    http://teelgee7.blogspot.com/2009/06/booking-through-thursday-unique-sorting.html

    I too could spend hours, maybe days doing this. I’m sure I’ll come up with more through the next weeks.

  14. […] The idea is to take a few books and physically sort them in such a way that the titles make some kind of sense … something that I’ve never quite gotten around to doing and photographing, but which fascinates me. What title/combinations can you come up with? (Bonus points if you actually assemble the books and photograph them, like in the original post.) […]

  15. Now this is fun!!! Someone should host this as a regular weekly exercise. Here is mine:

    http://nonsuchbook.typepad.com/nonsuch_book/2009/06/booking-through-thursday-unique-sorting.html

  16. wow…I didn’t know there’s a second post. I have to take the pictures first…be right back with my post

  17. Uh, *mine*. Oops.

  18. This was so much fun! Mine is here.

  19. This looks like so much fun. I don’t think I have enough books to try it though…

  20. After going through my books, this is what I came up with. On my new domain too🙂 http://inthesound.us/bookheart/?p=302

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  23. Here’s my entry: The Secret Stories Your Book Titles Tell

    This was a wonderful creative exercise! So fun.

  24. […] couple of weeks ago there was an interesting subject mentioned on the Booking Through Thursday meme. I really wanted to take part in that meme that week, but I didn’t have the time sadly […]

  25. Hi, I’m new I would like to welcome all…🙂

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