This weekend just gone was a long bank holiday weekend in the UK meaning we had both Friday and Monday off. For some reason, this meant that when I woke up on Saturday I had a desperate urge to re-arrange my book shelves. I thought this would only take a couple of hours, but I had serious underestimated the number of books I own. I had also conveniently forgotten that all my book shelves are double-stacked so there were twice as many as it looked. I started with my TBR pile (which really should be called a mountain now). In the picture below I had un-shelved about half of the TBR books and put them on the bed in order to arrange them into genres. In the background you can just make out the remaining books on the TBR book case...
|The TBR Pile midway through the re-arrange (Excuse the mess!)|
In any case, it got me thinking about how I arrange my books. I like to keep my authors together and in a rough chronological order, but in a wider sense I like to shelf my genre. So all my Urban Fantasy are together, the YA books are together, Crime etc. I also like books of a similar size/shape together as I think it looks neater. I’m by no means obsessive about this – if a book is out of order, I don’t mind but when I get the urge I’ll re-arrange all the books back into the correct order – like this Saturday!
My questions to you this week – is this strange? Or do you order you books in a logical (to you) method as well? Do you get furious when you notice a book out of place? How are your book shelves organised? Lets compare notes so I can see if there is a way that won’t take me four hours! (By the way the four hours was just for the TBR pile – I decided I didn’t the stamina to tackle the rest of my bookcases!)