When you walk into my apartment, the first thing you see is the wall of floor-to-ceiling bookcases in my living room.

Everything is color-coded to keep my brain from buzzing from too much visual stimulus.

As host of the Netflix show Tidying Up With Marie Kondo (which launched Jan. 1), the friendly Japanese woman is famous for her huge smile and no-nonsense approach when it comes to paring down worldly possessions into a minimalist fantasy land.

Her mantra "Does this item spark joy?"

In it, and in her new Netflix show, she teaches the KonMari method of gathering belongings, one category at a time (like clothes, toys, electronics, etc.)

But once the show decided to focus on book collectors, I suddenly realized I couldn't be a complete Kondo convert.

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