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?”
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.
But anyway. Whatever be the case, previously, before shelf-cleaning, my books were not arranged at all, just nicely placed. Now I have them divided into 2 sections. Read and un-read. That’s all I can afford to do here. But I think that’s enough. When I have a bigger shelf though, my books will be arranged as read, to be reviewed and books from my TBR pile. And then maybe, if I feel like it I might arrange them author wise. Or maybe fiction and non-fiction.
Basically I don’t think about it much because then it makes me sad. Even if you just Google bookshelves, you’ll see some amazing shelves. Here take a look at a couple. The window one is from Susan’s blog. Susan, I hope you don’t mind.
I am going to make it happen someday. When I have a house I can call my own.
How about fiction/nonfiction and then by author–or by category? It’s nice to dream.
I categorized my books under read and TBR too! I can’t afford to shelf them according to genre or whatever anymore, given that my bookshelves are full!
Wow, those bookshelves are pretty! I’m drooling now, LOL. 😉
Thanks for letting me know that you’re reading my blog! I’ve never been to yours before so now I’m off to check it out. 🙂
I don’t have shelves either, more like piles. I do have a small shelf at work where I keep about 20 books. Those I organize by size. I’m very much into “visually pleasing” arrangements even if they don’t make sense based on what the books are about. I do keep my read and unread books separate though.
Ah, Violet! I know what you mean, I’m short on space too. I have my generally be genre, but the more books you get the more you try to squeeze things into gaps and pile things on each other, right? You need a house with a library.
It’s amazing how quickly a cleared shelf gets filled, isn’t it?
I love, LOVE that bay window bookshelf. I am with you, I want one of those! Thanks for sharing your books with us 🙂
I think bookshelves are nice to look at no matter what their condition is. 😀
I love bookshelves whatever – tidy, chaotic, it doesn’t matter!
I LOVE that last picture. That’s my ideal room!