Thursday, February 19, 2009

Booking Through Thursday...Storage

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?”

I have to admit, right off the bat, that I am very OCD about how my bookshelves are organized! But the simple answer is by size.

All the big hardbacks have to been together, with book club size hardbacks separate, if I have enough shelf space. Trade paperbacks, which are my favorite format, are separate from MMPs. All of my bookshelves are also double stacked, so the books that are in the back of the shelf sometimes get neglected.

This post wouldn't be complete without a picture of a couple of my bookshelves, so that will be up later today.
ETA: My bookshelves!
What do your shelves look like?

5 comments:

S. Krishna said...

By size, I never even thought of that!

Smilingsal said...

I could never double stack; I must be more OC than you. My response is here:
http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/2009/02/booking-through-thursday-storage.html

claire said...

I'm OC too! But not by size.. Thanks for sharing photos.. loved looking at them. :)

Wrighty - said...

I have different shelves in different rooms with different systems. If they are books to be reviewed than I have to keep those handy. Everybody has some kind of system! I have an award for you here!
http://wrightysreads.blogspot.com/

Dawn @ sheIsTooFondOfBooks said...

I don't double stack, but as a result I have a rather large pile on the floor next to our bookcases :)

I was away last week so I didn't do the BTT ... maybe I'll catch up on it during a "slow" week. Thanks for sharing your pics!

Dawn
She is Too Fond of Books