I have a lot of blue books. Really, I have a lot of books, but it seems like a lot of them are blue. I put them all together and it made me wonder, are blue books sad? Now, I regularly ask myself silly (or brilliant, depending on how you look at it) questions like this, but I rarely find an answer. Shocking, I know.
I think, amongst themselves, books probably have stereotypes based on colour, just like people do. This is what I think they think.
Blue books : They’re sad and mopey. They cry a lot.
Pink books: They’re bubbly and flirty and kind of flaky. They say things like “Aren’t dolphins beautiful?”
Yellow books: They’re happy and have a positive attitude. They encourage the other books to get out and enjoy the sunshine on their pages.
Black books: They’re dark and creepy. They hide in the shadows and scare the other books, especially the pink ones.
Grey books: They’re twisted. They enjoy leather book marks.
Orange books: They’re hyperactive and drive the other books nuts with their crazy ideas and plans.
Green books: They’re, you know, green. They recycle and smoke pot and play guitar.
Red books: They’re always angry. Nobody knows why, because all the other books stay away from them.
White books: They’re very sweet, but also kind of boring. They like marshmallows.
Purple books: They’re very moody. The green books have suggested they take up yoga, but they get depressed if the corners of their pages get folded.
In an attempt to check if these stereotypes were based on fact or fiction, I asked my books.
And there you have it, the books have spoken!
This post is a little different from what I normally write, but I was inspired by this week’s weekly writing challenge. The theme was “A splash of color”. Hope you enjoyed my splash!
13 thoughts on “Are blue books sad?”
I love this post! So fun! And accurate 🙂
When I wrote the part about the leather bookmark, I thought of you! (Because I knew you would think it was funny, not because you’re twisted!)
I don’t think I had ever given much thought to the color of my book covers. Great post!
Thanks! This was a very serious research project that included the books that were within reach. 🙂
Fantastic! I never would have thought of this – very creative, and true when I really think about it. Mysteries never seem to have bright covers, and the pink paperbacks I’ve read are pseudo-snarky, lightweight beach reads, usually. Thanks for changing my perspective.:)
I’m glad you enjoyed it! I randomly selected a book of each colour, then checked to see if I was right. Pink and black do seem to be the ones that are always true to themselves!
enjoyed reading it!
Thanks so much!
If I were a book, I think I’d be purple. Or yellow. Both. But purple + yellow = brown, and brown’s not so pretty. Hmmmm….
I think if you’re purple, then you’re a little bit of all the others, too. And, brown is the colour of chocolate….:) xxx
Have you read Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah? It’s a blue book that I think definitely needs to be added to your blue book shelf. 🙂 One of my favorites.
I haven’t read it yet. I looked it up and realized it seemed familiar because I have picked it up in the book store and thought about buying it! I’m going shopping with my equally-as-obsessed-as-me-friend tomorrow, so I will look for it! Thanks for the suggestion!