Tell Me Something Tuesday: Bookshelf Organization

Posted March 23, 2021 by Berls in Tell Me Something Tuesday / 8 Comments

Tell Me Something Tuesday

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.

What about you? How do you organize your bookshelves?

Next week’s topic: Have you ever thought of quitting blogging? What made you reconsider the idea?

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About Berls

Michelle adopted me as part of her blog when I decided to close down my blog, Fantasy is More Fun. The blog was dying, but my love of reading and the blogosphere was still strong as ever - so I found my new home here at Because Reading!

I'm not just a book lover, but a one time author (that hopes to be more in the future), wife, mom to the cutest, happiest, best 1 year old and step-mom to the craziest, sweetest 20 year old on the planet. My family mean everything to me and they appear frequently in the Sunday Post with Berls. So grab a glass of wine and chat books, blogging, and family with me!

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8 responses to “Tell Me Something Tuesday: Bookshelf Organization

  1. You would *think* that as Type A as I am my shelves would have some sense of organization. It’s chaos. Just shear chaos everywhere! Virtual, physical, Kindle….I guess that’s the next project!

    I’m sure it was a relief for you to get your GR shelves more organized!

  2. I pruned my Goodreads To Read shelf by about 2000 books and I’ve been loving how much more useful it is. I have big dreams for my physical shelves but right now they’re a little chaotic. My bookshelves in my bedroom and living room are nice and neat but the ones in my office are crazy and I need at least one more. One day though they’ll be super organized!

  3. Yeah, getting the GR shelves in line was a big project for me, too, but worth it. My actual shelves are organized mostly by author and wherever the book will fit.

  4. To be honest mine are more disorganized that I would like but I just haven’t took the time to organize them. I actually need more bookshelves so that I can organize them how I would like too. I would like to have mine organized by genre but right now they are sort of thrown together. 🙁 Don’t even ask about my goodreads!!! I have been slowly working on it, I almost wish I could just start over…lol.

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