(Not porn books.  That’s a different thing and not appropriate for such a high-minded blog as this one.  Did you notice how I got through that sentence with a straight face?)

How do you organise your books?  I’ve found that this is a bizarrely contentious question to ask at nerdy parties, especially when people have already had some wine.  Your friends may be the most tolerant, live-and-let-live people in the universe, but when you start talking about book organization, some switch flips and their inner raging fundamentalist comes out.  You have the adherents of alphabetical organization, the annoying practical people who group them by size, those who favour the genre system (I personally do it by genre, and alphabetically by author within genre), and many more.

My brother-in-law and sister-in-law have done theirs in a rainbow system, which looks AWESOME and which I may steal at some point in the future:

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