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February 21st, 2004


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04:16 am - Bookcases
For those who might somehow not know, I have an assload of books. This is a technical term vaguely related to a shitload. The ongoing project for the past few years with my father-in-law's help (and expertise) has been to build bookcases. Let's just say that we may never have enough. Though the latest installment has helped somewhat, expanding the amount of usable bookshelf space greatly. I now have an entire case dedicated to my ARCs (advance reading copies) and to be read&reviewed piles. This, mind you, is supposed to keep them from piling up too high. :>

The other big addition has been one bookcase solely devoted to my young adult collection. This, of course, being important since I review YA SF/fantasy professionally. However, this still leaves me with a quandry: Do I take up valuable space there with the Harry Potters, or stuff them in one of the miscellaneous shelves I have elsewhere? Ditto the Oz series. It's all the little details that drive me neurotic. I play favorites, see. L. Frank Baum gets slapped together, ditto Diana Wynne Jones (or does she? Right now, split between YA, trade paperbacks, and paperbacks) (that's right, due to limited space, I can and will sort books by size/type to make maximum use of shelf room....)

I'm just thinking out loud. I'm at my happiest when surrounded by books, and I like moving them around every so often anyway. :)

So how do YOU folks organize your libraries?
Current Mood: awakeawake

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From:goweli
Date:February 21st, 2004 02:07 pm (UTC)
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I divide my collection into fiction and non-fiction. With in the non-fiction, I divide it into categories, science, history, folklore, with in those, I divide into categories, like history is chronologically, science, divided into oceanography, astronomy and the like, then alphabetically, folklore, divided into categories and alpha. Fiction is then divided into bookstore categories, mysteries, fantasy, literature, young adult, from there it's alphabetically ordered, and then in published order. Mixing hardbacks with paperbacks has never bothered me. as long as they're in author order. People who do their books by size order make me twitch. It makes no sense.

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