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?”
Don’t forget to leave a link to your actual response (so people don’t have to go searching for it) in the comments—or if you prefer, leave your answers in the comments themselves!
My answer for this question? (And we may have covered something similar to this before.)
My favorite books are in the bookcases in my bedroom–that’s an assortment.
Dearly loved YA books and some reference books are in one half of my closet. All my knitting/spinning/sewing/craft books are in the other half (along with all my yarn.)
All my cookbooks are downstairs in a roll-top desk near the kitchen.
The closet in our home office is filled with all the mysteries and sci-fi/fantasy books. Also several cardboard boxes of miscellaneous books that I’m not that interested in but can’t quite part with.
In the office itself, I’ve got 2 tall bookcases filled with trade-sized fiction, essays, dictionaries, and books on writing.
On the other side of the office, I’ve got 2 tall bookcases filled with non-fiction: history, science, travel, biography–as well as a handful of children’s picture books from when my niece and nephew were little.
There’s also a short, 3-shelf bookcase filled with mass-market paperback fiction.
Under the table in the office are 5 “under-the-bed” boxes filled with YA books, like my Trixie Belden collection, my Little House books, A Wrinkle in Time, the series of horse stories, all those.
The linen closet in the hallway holds odds-and-ends–college textbooks and books that just don’t fit into any other category.
All the fiction is sorted by size and then by author. All the non-fiction is sorted by category.
My books were organized by author (A to Z of course) in my old apartment. (There’s some pretty cool pictures of my books and old room, which you might like.) But in my new place, everything is spread out all over the place, with no organization whatsoever. I don’t know really which I prefer, but with the new method of disorganization, I come across interesting books I haven’t read yet more often!
here it is:
I have OCD when it comes to my books *blush*
Happy BTT! 🙂
Mine is up! 🙂 Mary Commentary Booking Through Thursday
Hi Everyone ( and Deb ) ! I hope you have a gret BTTs and nice Thursday!
Wow! It’s my question! I totally forgot about this haha. By the way, that blog the link goes to is no longer up. You can check out my new blog here and the answer to this week’s BTT over here. Cheers!
Here’s my answer to today’s question:
Lovely question. Here’s my answer.
Here’s mine, hope you all have a lovely day!
[…] Somehow I don’t like this question. Not because it isn’t nice, but because I don’t exactly have shelf’s that I can show off. I have a post up on my blog on shelf-cleaning and I had said that I can now accommodate at least 40 more books in. At that time it made me really happy, but I didn’t realize how quickly the space will be occupied. Now I don’t have any space left. I’ll have to put some books above the arrangement but somehow I don’t like doing that. […]
I store it just about anywhere:
Here’s mine. 🙂
Happy BTT. My response is posted.
Good question. I don’t really have much organisation though! mine is HERE
Oooh, thanks for the mention, Kat! =)
Here’s my entry for this week: http://www.refineme.org/2009/02/19/btt-storage/ 🙂
It’s been awhile. Mine’s up! Storage is a problem.
Here is mine.
I like this week’s question and my answer will show how fickle-minded I am with regards to storage. 🙂
I enjoyed this question. Here is my answer:
Mine is up!
Here’s mine: http://www.acrossthepage.net/?p=2000
Great question – my answer here:
Mine’s up now: here
What a fun question…and may I say, LUCKY YOU!!; I wish I was putting books away on MY new shelves!!
Anyway, my answer is up, such as it is.
Lookin’ forward to reading others responses to this one; sort of a “personal” thing for booklovers, isn’t it?!
Hope you ALL have a fabulous weekend ahead!
Next tour starting in five minutes…
Great question! Here’s my answer:
I’ve answered this here, in the 3rd paragraph. I switch it up. Sometimes strictly by author, sometimes by genre, sometimes by subject. Every few years my books go through a mass reorganization.
Mine’s up here.
Here is mine
My post is up. Happy BTT everyone!
here’s mine 🙂 I’m all about the randomness.
The fact that my roommates tend to ruin whatever system I make aside, I tend to organize into groups and then (depending on section type) further within that section. (There is more at my blog ‘Litty Ramblings’)
Here is my answer… Have a good day!
Here’s my long answer to a short question.
My first time doing a BTT!
Here’s my post:
Happy Thursday! My post is here: http://savingmoneyideas.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/booking-through-thursday-storage/
I have done mine… one question though where do people have their TBRs in their rooms studys where?
My storage blog is here…
Mine’s up here.
Here is mine
I’m actually in the process of reorganizing all of my bookshelves, going from complete chaos to shelving by genre and, within genres, alphabetically by author. See some of my progress (with pictures) here:
[…] 19, 2009 in BTT, books, meme, nonfiction This week’s Booking Through Thursday question is: How do you arrange your books on your shelves? Is it by author, by genre, or you just […]
Here’s mine: http://wordlily.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/booking-through-thursday-storage/
Here’s mine: I really need to organize my bookshelves.
Here’s mine: http://booksplurge.blogspot.com/2009/02/btt-on-book-storage.html
My link dosen’t seem to be working, so here it is again: http://bookthoughtsbylisa.blogspot.com/2009/02/booking-through-thursday-question-of.html
Mine! And I have pictures… lots and lots of pictures of my “storage” ^_^
I wasn’t originally going to answer, since the short answer would be “by subject.” But Sally’s and Janet’s answers caused me to elaborate. 🙂
Here’s my BTT Response:
I organize by size. My answer is here
Oops this one should work better than the one above
I devolved into a rant as to why the Kindle rocks, but my answer is at http://kehinde.com/blog/?p=791
Here’s my post! Complete with a few pictures. This was a great question!!
That’s a really good question this week. There are probably lots of ways to store books. It’ll be interesting seeing everyone’s system. Mine is posted. Have a great day!!
I’m interested in reading everyone’s responses to this one. My answer is here.
Happy BTT, everyone!
Mine is up now.
My answer is up here.
Mine is here. With photos!
Mine answer is up!
My answer, rather. Looong day, these Thursdays!
My answer found here!
I just wrote a post that talked about how I rearranged by books, so I’ll just use that! http://bookwormsarah.blogspot.com/2009/02/bond-with-your-books.html
Mine Is Up 🙂
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I’m up! Thanks! 🙂
Here’s my unique system!
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We’re very organized and we have way more than I realized. Here’s mine: http://twistyfarmy.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/to-organize-or-not-to-organize/
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I’m up! Somehow I got distracted this morning and forgot about BTT… oh, the horror!
I kept getting interrupted, but I finally posted mine!
Loved this one! Mine is up!
Mine is here, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/booking-through-thursday_19.html
My post is here.
I sort mine by genre. Pocket paperbacks are their own shelf and since they are mostly fiction are just put where they fall
Here’s my post:
Happy BTT, here’s mine: http://stageandcanvas.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/storage-and-new-books/
Arranged, hah! http://pilethemon.blogspot.com/2009/02/booking-through-thursday-19-february.html
Mine’s up, here: http://www.bartsbookshelf.co.uk/2009/02/19/booking-through-thursday-storage/
Here’s mine (a little late):
Mine is here.
What a GREAT question! Here’s my response: http://punnery.blogspot.com/2009/02/booking-through-thursdays.html
Great question. Made me really realize how much work I need to do with my books. Here’s mine:
My system is too convoluted for its own good.
My post is here.
Mine is up at Rudigirl’s World: http://prsweet.blogspot.com.
Here is what I do:
My post is here.
Oops, almost forgot to post the link to my admission of anal retentiveness.
Mine is up (since I joined). Yea!
Here’s my BTT
Here’s my response:
My response is here: http://readingandruminations.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/btt-shelf-organization/
Here’s my answer: http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/02/booking-through-thursday-storage.html
I arrange mine by genre … then author.
I played too 🙂
Got mine up:
Mine is finally up: http://marireads.blogspot.com/2009/02/booking-through-thursday-021909.html
Here’s mine! http://aleapopculture.blogspot.com/2009/02/booking-through-thursday-storage.html
Here is this week’s post..
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Reeeeally late, but here is my post!
I’ve no problems organizing my bookshelf, since I don’t own many. My music CD collection, however, is a whole ‘nuther story…!
Booking Through Thursday on Friday – I should probably straighten out my books a bit :-).
My answer here: http://cricketb.livejournal.com/43670.html
Short answer: Books are stored where my life leads them.
Late, but I’m up.
I guess I do it by what looks the best, by size and color,like putting a bigger one next to a few smaller ones.
Here’s mine (and only a day late too)
mine is up and so glad I’m back!
I’m late posting this but here it is: http://litmuse.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/booking-through-thursday-3-2/
Here is my belated answer to obsessive compulsive shelving. Have a great weekend everyone! 🙂
Here’s mine –
No Booking Through this Thursday? alas!
Late but ohwell!
here’s mine too
post says it all