What the way you arrange your bookshelves says about you

From the Penguin Website

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To politely paraphrase the film director John Waters: ‘if you go home with somebody, and they don’t have books – leave’.

Which is to say, books are a window into the soul. They’re the bricks that build your knowledge, hopes and personality. To share your shelf is to share yourself – so it stands to reason you would want to show them off properly.

The question is how. Are you the librarian-type, with everything arranged by genre? An alphabet tyrant with nothing out of place? Or more of a slap-dash aesthete who wants to gaze upon a colour-coded rainbow?

To find six of the biggest bookshelf tribes, and what each approach says about you go to the Penguin Blog:

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