There was a time (not that long ago) when I organized books by color, shape and size. Not now, not in this house. I've set my OCD aside (at least for a while) and let the books fill the shelves without any design restrictions. This method did take a lot less time and effort and I actually LOVE the way it turned out.
With all the moves we've experienced in the past, I've come to the realization that each new space is unique. What may have worked in one may not look right in another. I'm enjoying letting go of some past decorating approaches and welcoming new ones. Keep posted for more updates.