Thursday, February 19, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: Storage

Booking Through Thursday

This week’s question is suggested by Kat:
I recently got new bookshelves for my room, and I’m just loving them. Spent the afternoon putting up my books and sharing it on my blog . One of my friends asked a question and I thought it would be a great BTT question. So from Tina & myself, we’d like to know “How do you arrange your books on your shelves? Is it by author, by genre, or you just put it where it falls on?”

If I could organize my books like I wanted, I would put them in author order, within genres. I've tried to do that on my shelves in our basement, but they get very messed up very fast. I have several shelves of a classics section, a YA/MG section, a picture book section, several shelves for old school books, a non-fiction section, and the really messy section is the current literary fiction shelves where I've just been throwing and shoving things on because I've run out of room. What I need, is more shelves!

On my shelves in my room, I try to organize all my TBR piles. I've tried to bunch challenge books together and old TBRs in one spot, then new TBRs in another spot. Then once they are read, they get put on yet another shelf until I decide to purge and take all the "done" books downstairs. This system REALLY doesn't last long and ends up with the "throw-it-on-anywhere" system really fast. Right now, there are stacks everywhere and it's starting to get harder to find what I'm looking for. It's time for a purge right now I'd say!

On the shelves in the living room, I have one shelf of really really old books, like the ones my grandparents have given me from their childhood days. Then, there's a couple of shelves of church books, one shelf for souvenir books, a shelf for pretty hardback books, and a shelf for signed copies of all kinds of books. I still have a couple of random unorganized shelves there too. But this particular book shelf I try harder to keep looking unmessy, though sometimes it still doesn't work.


  1. I always need new shelves, too! Mine are separated into a few groups: picture books, children's novels, non-fiction- but nowhere as many as yours!

  2. Who doesn't need new shelves? Happy BTT. Here's my answer:

  3. I organize my books by how they look! Lame I know!

  4. Hi there! love your blog and was just wondering if I could get your e-mail to ask a question? Many thanks! cheers!

  5. I purge every once in a while just to keep my shelves uncluttered! It's hard, I know, but I try.. :)



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