Tell Me Something Tuesday was hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings, but she has (temporarily?) stopped blogging. So a group of us that had been doing posts (Linda from Book Girl of Mur-y-Castell, Karen from For What It’s Worth, Roberta from Offbeat YA, Jen from That’s What I’m Talking About and me) decided to get together, come up with some more topics and keep the meme going.Michelle made us a logo and we’re off and running. For more details, check out this post where I reintroduced the meme.
I can be sporadic, but when I do join in I will always share next week’s topic at the end of the post. So, today is about…
How do you organize your bookshelves (real and virtual)?
My virtual – Goodreads – shelves are finally very organized after years of disarray. I actually wrote all about it in a former TMST, so read that post if you want the details.
For my real shelves I have three bookshelves. One is in the living room by the fireplace – so prominently displayed. Here I keep my pretty and most cherished books (Harry Potter, Twilight, Jane Austen), along with some collectibles that go with them.
My other two “bookshelves” are linen closets that I use as bookshelves. I don’t have that many sheets or towels, but boy do I have books! These shelves are loosely organized by genre. Loosely, because space is king here. If I can’t fit all the urban fantasy on one shelf it can bleed into another. And if one genre is small, it can be crowded by others. Within the genres, I organize by author and by series (if applicable).
And then, I get books randomly – rarely in print these days – and I have to make space for them and sometimes they just get stuck in an available spot. I don’t really buy many print books anymore. I prefer to have them in audio usually or kindle.