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Spark Joy: An Illustrated Master Class on the Art of Organizing and Tidying Up | Marie Kondo
Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondos The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Uphas revolutionized homesand livesacross the world. Now, Kondo presents an illustrated guide to her acclaimed KonMari Method, with step-by-step folding illustrations for everything from shirts to socks, plus drawings ofperfectly organized drawers and closets.She also provides advice on frequentlyasked questions, such as whether to keepnecessary items that may not bringyou joy. With guidance on specificcategories including kitchen tools,cleaning supplies, hobby goods, anddigital photos, this comprehensivecompanion is sure to spark joy inanyone who wants to simplify their life.From the Hardcover edition.
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Twainy
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I enjoyed her audiobook so why not pick up this cute little companion? I disagree with her ideas on books but I purged a lot of other things with her help … it‘s time for another purge. 😆

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LisaLovesToRead
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Pickpick

I find this book overwhelming, but I still enjoy Marie Kondo‘s approach and perspective.

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kissmehardy
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Mehso-so

Of all the books I could finish while waiting outside the laundromat. I respect and want to put into practice the meat of the advice, but some of the personification of inanimate objects got a little more mystical than I strictly appreciate, and I'm sure I'll never understand her folding methods. #nonfiction #tidying

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throwmeabook
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With only one child still living at home, this summer we sold our house of 23 years and bought a much smaller condo. What was once 4 bookshelves of my lovely books has been painstakingly whittled down to just one (albeit packed) bookshelf. Now that we‘re settled, I‘m hoping to get back to reading again and back to Litsy! 💕📚

Crazeedi Congratulations on your new home, may you enjoy many blessings there, and a smaller place to clean sounds wonderful 😀 10mo
throwmeabook Thank you @Crazeedi and I‘m definitely enjoying the extra free time I have now to do the things I love instead if cleaning! 10mo
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GypsyKat
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Worth sharing again 😂 #LitsyHumor

Desha 😂😂😂 11mo
Prairiegirl_reading That‘s perfect!! 🤣🤣🤣 11mo
MartinaLove Haha 😂 11mo
RaeLovesToRead 😂😄 11mo
Tera66 Lol! 🤣 11mo
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Moonprismpower
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So my library is having a Zoom even November 3. It‘s all about the method of decluttering your home and keeping only what brings you joy. If you want to sign up you can head on over to my library‘s website! It‘s on Zoom but no one will see you, the audience will not be visible until probably the Q&A just FYI.

https://trurolibrary.org

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RavenclawOwlCat
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I enjoy this book. Please admire my pink flamingo bookmark because it is fabulous. 🙂

Cupcake12 Love it 🦩 1y
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BookishMarginalia
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I was tidying up by my side of the bed, and I found some souvenirs from our last pre-pandemic trip to London: Pencils and rubber ducky bought at the Globe Theater. By this time, they‘re truly new to me! 🤷🏻‍♀️😎 #RediscoveredTreasures

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RavenclawOwlCat
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#ForeverNovember challenge day 23: Inspiration

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Kshakal
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Few moments in life spark joy faster than new book shelves! 😍
Now to fill them up 📖 📕 📚

Bookwormjillk Nice! Have fun! 2y
Vivlio_Gnosi This is therapy 😄 2y
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Sargar114
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Packing up for moving and going through books. Anybody in the Denver area have good ideas for places to donate? #bookdonation

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Reagan
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What sparks joy for me at the beginning of every year is organizing my goodreads tbr. It‘s just an awful never ending project but I know I‘ll feel better when it‘s done. In other news, I still haven‘t read The Institute and I think it is because I cannot commit to losing myself for a full day which is what will happen, always does.

2020 already seems really long.

DrexEdit What do you do to organize your TBR for the year? Do you cut titles? Put them in priority order? I overdid acquisitions last year so this year is going to be more about documenting what I already own. 3y
Reagan @DrexEdit I always cut a lot, and then I update my shelves, I have kobo read and unread and then owned read and unread. I shuffle things around and I also donate a lot of read books so I try to remove those from the owners shelves so that I don‘t keep buying multiples haha. It‘s a work in progress! 3y
DrexEdit @Reagan that's part of the reason I stopped buying! I couldn't remember what I already had. Time for a book buying ban and some organizing for me too! 😊 3y
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5280reader
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Note to others- tidying is addictive and Kondo‘s books should not be read during a readathon #24b42020 because you will get sucked in! Didn‘t read as long as I wanted to today because I tidied recipes and donated clothes!

jessinikkip Haha, those mostly sound like good things to throw out to me 3y
Andrew65 😊 3y
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SW-T
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I‘ve had that cat! 😂 Luckily, my current ones aren‘t too bad.

#humor #litsyhumor #cats #catsoflitsy

AmyRebecca Funny! 3y
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JulietReads
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Wasting?

Beatlefan129 😱Clearly the joy of reading has been missed here! 3y
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JulietReads
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Here we go...

Karisa That's as far as I could go in the process. 🤣 3y
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JulietReads
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We need to put an end to this cruelty! 🙀
I can't tell if Marie Kondo is joking or being serious.
Still, this is pretty funny.

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JulietReads
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LOL 😂

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toastykitten
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Pickpick

This is like an in-depth guide to the Marie Kondo method of tidying up with illustrations on how to fold. Great suggestions. Don't know if I'm ever going to put them to work.

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego
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🤣🤣🤣

Graywacke 🤣🤣 3y
wanderinglynn 😂😂😂 3y
julesG 😂😂😂 3y
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LibrarianRyan 😂 😅 😂 😅 😂 😅 3y
BookNAround That‘s awesome! 3y
annahenke 😂😲🙄 3y
stephothebesto 😂😂😂 3y
Birdsong28 😂😂😂📚📖 3y
Powered_By_Plants 😂😂 very true 3y
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Exia
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Love the size of this book. I might even say it sparks joy...

JulietReads Totally. 3y
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KatieDid927
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My accumulative #bookhaul for May from Book Barn, B&N, Amazon, @strandbookstore , BotM, #ctlitsymeetup, etc. I may have a problem. Reorganizing efforts start this evening!

Avanders So fun 🤗🤗 3y
TheLibrarian I gave up on organizing. My books are stacked everywhere in my library because there is zero shelf space. 3y
KatieDid927 @TheLibrarian Also a valid lifestyle choice! I‘m at least going to make an attempt. I‘m sure there will still be random stacks when I‘m done haha. 3y
TheLibrarian @KatieDid927 Good luck and have fun! 3y
KatieDid927 @TheLibrarian Thanks! 🤗 3y
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Dietz123
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This is the second book, and they should be read in order. This book makes a lot of clarifications on the first book, including folding illustrations and a few more tips. Both books are excellent.

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Emilymdxn
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Pickpick

I got this on a whim but wound up really enjoying it! I find this calm and methodical writing very soothing when my anxiety is putting me on edge a little. Listening to this while I sorted my laundry made me feel very at peace, which is probably just the desired effect! I live in a small single room rn, but have plans to move out this year and I‘m already working on my daydreams and plans for how to make my first flat a wonderful place to live.

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alysonimagines
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”The energy of book titles and the words inside them are very powerful. In Japan, we say that ‘words make our reality.‘ The words we see and with which we come into contact tend to bring about events of the same nature. In that sense, you will become the person who matches the books you have kept.” Came across this advice while waiting for my new bookshelves at the Container Store. Never thought about this, but there might be some truth to it. 🤔

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Just as good as the first book! Really loving these Marie Kondo books and I genuinely recommend them to anyone who wants a tidy space. I keep bringing up KonMari irl like a complete weirdo and I don't even care. I really liked the illustrations in this one, which helped me to actually understand what she meant in descriptions of folding.

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3.5/5⭐ This book includes some great tips, and I loved the little illustrations. Kondo's anecdotes really make her strategies shine. I did think it was slightly repetitive, both internally and with her first book.

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That's right!

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jpmcwisemorgan
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When the Netflix show was released it set off a lot of heated discussion of Marie Kondo‘s method of tidying up - and it seems to have been misconstrued. By that I mean she doesn‘t say to get rid of all of your books, or to even keep 30 (that‘s what SHE finds to be the best for HER). The worst offenders of nastiness appear to have been readers and I‘m disappointed in how we chose to behave. Also, now I have to read the books to get the real story.

Suet624 People are so judgey these days. They often don‘t even do the research to find out what was said. (edited) 4y
GlassAsDiamonds Drives me insane that somehow it‘s become okay to have a (violent, ardent and almost spiteful) opinion on something they‘ve *never* read 🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️ It‘s not even what she says in the Tv series! I‘ve got to say that the show was brilliant background while getting ready to move!!! 😂😂😂😂😂 4y
jpmcwisemorgan @Suet624 @GlassAsDiamonds I get it because I think most of us have responded to something similarly and, honestly, I can be a bit “you‘ll pry my books from my cold, dead hands” but mostly that‘s joking. When people who had watched the show in full and/or read the books there was a much deeper discussion and that really highlighted how horrible some people were being. 4y
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jpmcwisemorgan @GlassAsDiamonds She actually days to tidy your current home because it shows you‘re capable of taking care of your things and it will bring you the new home that you want/need. 4y
GlassAsDiamonds @jpmcwisemorgan which I LOVE as a schema (I also love that old William Morris line of “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.”). I think what annoyed most was people reacting without knowing what she actually said, especially some of the journalists for larger newspapers. I understand (but it annoys me) the internet going off half cocked but I hoped for better? 4y
jpmcwisemorgan @GlassAsDiamonds Some of the memes were funny but when I saw some of the discussion I thought, really, could you maybe watch the show or read the book - you‘re a reader for goodness sake. Now I want to get rid of everything that doesn‘t spark joy, including relationships. 4y
GlassAsDiamonds @jpmcwisemorgan me too (on both counts!! 😂😂😂😂). I‘m trying to throttle off a little because moving makes me stressed and I‘m close to the “burn it all” stage but I did all my clothes and it felt *fantastic*!!!! 4y
jpmcwisemorgan @GlassAsDiamonds Sometimes I just want to chuck out all my things but then I realize I have no money to replace them. 4y
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emilyhaldi
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I've recently surprised myself by getting hooked on Marie Kondo's Netflix series. My husband documented the situation last week on Instagram and I just had to share 😆😉

Reagan That‘s the best! 4y
CareBear Hahahahaha! 🤣 4y
CoffeeNBooks That's great! 😂🤣 4y
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AmyG Ha! 4y
Billypar I love it! Your husband should try to make this go viral- then we can see how long it takes for someone to post on Litsy without having seen the original post 😸 4y
Soubhiville 🤣😂🤣🤪 4y
batsy 😂😂 4y
LeslieO 😃 She has some good ideas, just not about books. They all spark joy! 4y
JacqMac 😂 4y
LeahBergen 😆😆😆 4y
youneverarrived 😂😂 4y
Kalalalatja 😂😂😂😂 4y
Reviewsbylola He‘s ridiculous. 😆 4y
Cinfhen Hahahaha 4y
Cinfhen I think my Niki and your hubs are kindred spirits 😂😂😂😂 4y
Suet624 Hahaha 4y
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danibel
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“Spark Joy” sparks joy!! (Currently reading)

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LibrarianJen
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Well I guess I could go the Marie Kondo route and purge some of my cookbooks. These 4 I don‘t think I‘ve even opened in probably 10 years. 🤔

Annl I think that way also and also have cookbooks I have not used in years, but my books do not cause me any stress! 4y
LibrarianJen @Annl true, they don‘t give me stress either. Although, by getting rid of the unused ones I‘ll have space for new ones 😁 4y
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swishandflick
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😂😂😂😂😂

Liatrek Lol 🤣🤣 4y
BiblioLitten So true! 😂 4y
Ddzmini Yes when I was packing my books I tried to let some go but they all just wanted to stay with me 👀😳😛📚🤣🤣🤣👌🏽🙃🙂 4y
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Kappadeemom
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BethM And my books. 4y
Kappadeemom Yes!! That was assumed 😂 @BethM 4y
Wife I think I‘m past help and the Kon Mari method would be less effective than the Bulldozer method. 😐 4y
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blank Me too 😂😂 4y
Texreader Ha true 4y
CoverToCoverGirl Oh wow! 😂😂😂😂😂 4y
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rabbitprincess
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Went clothes "shopping" at my aunt-in-law's yesterday. She is clearing out her closets and gave me a box of clothes to take away. I was able to keep between 85 and 90% of it -- a few things were too big or not really my style. Now to do a bit of #AudioIroning!

Mrsann2000 Love this!! 4y
rabbitprincess @Mrsann2000 I feel super energized and productive today! 😄👍🏼 4y
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Kappadeemom
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I had to laugh...#Ihaveakooziedrawer

ItsAngel I have a kookier drawer too! 😂😂 4y
JoScho 😂😂😂😂 every southern home has a Koozie drawer! 4y
Well-ReadNeck So true!!! 4y
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CouronneDhiver What‘s a koozie? lol 4y
teebe I‘ve seen Koozies in stores here in Canada so many times but have never once seen someone use one 😂 4y
cathysaid 😂😂😂😂 A person hasn‘t been to a truly southern wedding unless they own a wedding koozie 🍺 4y
Kappadeemom @CouronneDhiver lol..it‘s usually a soft huggie thing that you put your can or bottle in so the drink stays cold. It‘s hotter than two hells down here so you need them especially by the pool/beach 4y
Kappadeemom @JoScho and at least one is monogrammed! @cathysaid 4y
CouronneDhiver Oh! I got one in a swap from @AmberWB and I use it often because of my circulation disease... my hands are, basically, allergic to cold. 😂 I just didn‘t recognize that word/spelling 🤦🏽‍♀️ 4y
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ReadingOver50
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I have been hearing alot about #mariekondo lately. Last weekend I decided to check out her show. I watched a few episodes. Pretty entertaining. I don‘t see how she wants to limit the amount of books though. Just the act of seeing a full bookshelf sparks joy in me 😄

rwmg Apparently she's been misquoted 4y
julesG @rwmg Yep! 4y
Naj @rwmg @julesG Even I think people overreacted. I don't think she was telling people to get rid of all their books. Just pass on the ones you no longer want to read or didn't like. Don't people do that already? 4y
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Nessavamusic Yes it seems the internet is deliberately misunderstanding her philosophy. Because the internet...🧐 4y
tournevis To be fair, if you're living in a shoebox appartment in Tokyo, 30 books might be all you have space for. None of us live in a shoebox in Tokyo. 4y
mcctrish In her book, she talks about initially getting her books down to 100 but not being happy with that. The ones she had left didn‘t spark joy, but sparked something. So she tried a few different ways to ‘keep‘ the books: writing down passages, copying pages and then just ripping pages out and filing them. Destroying the book for anyone else. That‘s when I lost my mind. Shoebox in Tokyo or not. 4y
Blaire I think what‘s missed in most of the conversations is that her method is completely personal. She is happy with 30 books but she is not telling anyone else what to do. She says I‘m her book that the amount of stuff you get rid of or keep is based on what sparks joy for you. It is just actually looking at each book and making a considered decision about whether to keep it. 4y
Moniel @ReadingOver50 Love that! #hilarious 😆 4y
Oracle She perhaps just doesn't love books as much as all of us. I 4y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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GirlNamedJesse That is definitely what I look like when I‘m weeding the library. 😈 4y
Susanita Yeah I‘ll decide how many of my books to keep using my own criteria tyvm 4y
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thegirlwiththelibrarybag
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Say what now?!

alisiakae 😂😂😂 4y
RadicalReader @thegirlwiththelibrarybag I‘m normally deciding between thirty books when I‘m at the library 4y
Puredragonstar Um 🤭🤫🤯👎🏻🖐🏻 no, thank you... ”mumbles to self: 30 books indeed.” 4y
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Leftcoastzen Wrong , just wrong.😂 4y
Leftcoastzen Like ,30 books a day?Or what?🤔 4y
MyNamesParadise 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 4y
Laura317 Surely she means in each stack. 4y
Megabooks Like 30 books on one shelf? 😝🤣🤣🤣 4y
JacqMac The thought of that scared away my joy. Lol 4y
BeansPage Yes of course 30 books on each subject right? Totally got that down! 🤣🤣🤣 4y
Marilyncjackson My friend told me that this is the right way to live. I told her that‘s one reason why we are friends and not married lol. 4y
eanderson More like 30 x 10! 😂 4y
Crazeedi JUST. NO. 4y
MichelleScott_author I ❤️ Marie! But I actually hoard books...on my Kindle. 1k and counting. 4y
Craftylikefox 😂😂 4y
MoniqueChristine I enjoy Marie Kondo‘s book and Netflix show. I think she‘s very good at what she does and has a lovely way of bringing her ideas across. But she‘s also not a reader or a bibliophile. So I guess I‘d read this as her idea of how many books works for her. And that‘s okay. Me? I‘m at my happiest when surrounded by them 😁 4y
Wife I guess books 📚 don‘t spark ⚡️ joy for Marie Kondo 🤔 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @MichelleScott_author, that‘s impressive! I‘ve got a bit over 600 on my kindle but I do enjoy having an abundance of physical books around too 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @RadicalReader, ikr! I have so many books on reserve 😂 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Puredragonstar, that‘s way too small a number! We‘d read through our collection in no time! 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Leftcoastzen, 30 books per room? 🤔 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Laura317 @Megabooks - 30 books a stack/shelf seem like reasonable options 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @JacqMac, 🤪 it‘s a daunting prospect 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @TheReadingMermaid, on each subject? Brb, got to go buy some books 😂 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Marilyncjackson, yeah! I love having a bookshelf! It stops my apartment from being a boring, sterile place 4y
thegirlwiththelibrarybag @Monique @Wife - absolutely. It‘s also just a suggestion! 4y
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Mitch
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I‘ve been watching the Marie Kondo show on Netflix (& the interesting response to her methods showing up online) and although I‘m with you all on her strange approach to books - it does makes complexing viewing. This is one of the books on my shelves that ‘sparks joy‘!

rubyslippersreads That cover definitely sparks joy! 😄 4y
DivineDiana I can see why! 😀 4y
tracey38 I find the memes online about the books funny. But have since heard that she originally wrote about it for the small homes in Japan. 4y
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Itchyfeetreader Love the plants in the background of your photo 4y
DGRachel Love that cover! 4y
Mitch @DGRachel it‘s amazing isn‘t it! I found it in a second hand shop about 5 miles from Loch Ness! 4y
Mitch @Itchyfeetreader thank you.... that one has got a will of its own! Not quite sure it‘s meant to be like that! 🤣 4y
quirkyreader That is a perfect #paperbacksfromhell cover 4y
MaleficentBookDragon I need that book! 4y
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Success depends 90 percent on your mind-set. I know that no matter how much knowledge you may gather, if you don‘t change your way of thinking, you‘ll rebound.

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TheFunkyBookworm
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Totally jumped on the “Tidying Up” bandwagon on Netflix and it actually inspired me to clean out my closet! Wondering if either of these books will give me the motivation to move on to the rest of the house?
#anewchapter #motivation
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @vkois88

AmyG My daughter loves the show on Netflix. She says the woman is very calming. 4y
TheFunkyBookworm @hermyknee did it inspire you to declutter?? 4y
hermyknee It did! And I liked it better than the actual books which I tried to read two or so years ago 4y
vkois88 My mom has been watching that... I haven't had a chance yet. My tv time usually involves something for toddlers 😂😂 and when she's asleep, I use that time for quiet reading or crafting 4y
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dariazeoli
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What about the books I‘ve acquired and not read yet? What person does that make me? 🤔

rubyslippersreads I think it makes us all Littens. 😊 4y
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Yelena
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wingedsnails
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Probably only reading this because I read the first one, but maybe I feel like I need to organize my stuff better too.

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