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?”
Well this is a surprise! My question was picked for this week's BTT! I changed my blog recently so the link on my name won't work. I haven't gotten around to letting everybody know (just a handful at best) that I've changed blogs, so, my apologies!
Ok, I tend to be a bit cluttered with things, but cluttered in my own orderly way (or should it be "organized in my own clutterly way"?). One thing I've very OC about is my books, and they can't be scattered all over the place. My books are currently in two houses: the one where I live now, and my grandparents' home.
Taking a look at my books, I realize that I put them mostly by author, then by series (first book to the leftmost, or at the bottom since most of my books are stored lying down). I also tend to put them by genre: romance here, sci-fi there, fantasy over on the other side (or wherever there's space). Non-fiction books are on a different area and are arranged by topic. My comics are arranged by author and by series as well.
Unconciously, I further arrange them by order of favorite. Say if I like a certain author, s/he goes to the part of the shelf that's easier to reach. Her/his books are also arranged by favorite and so on…
I once spent the whole day cataloging my books and figuring out how to pack them when I moved. There was a lot, and I keep adding to them.