Thursday, February 19, 2009

Booking Through Thursday-02/19/09

How do you arrange your books on your shelves? Is it by author, by genre, or do you just put it where it falls?”

I have always organized my music and my books by categories/genres. Since getting married my cd's are mixed now and organized in alphabetical order. My books, however, still have a bit of my old organization. We have one bookshelf filled with my husband's scifi books and my mystery, suspense thrillers, and urban fantasy books take up another. These books are all in one room along with old textbooks, travel books, work related books and histories. A wall of bookshelves! This picture was taken awhile ago. More books have been stuffed onto those shelves.

The other room with bookshelves has all my other books and these are all in alphabetical order. These are all mostly adult fiction but YA books have been starting to fill up a good space. This is also where I have my children's books and picture books. However, the majority of those are on a bookshelf in my classroom. Once again, this picture was taken back in July. I had started grouping all my YA books but had to change when I had to start using this tall bookshelf when the other two were full. The children's books keep moving further down.

I love my bookshelves. Before we invested in these the books lived in boxes and on windowsills. They were stacked along the walls. It's nice having them all organized .

Books to be read live on and around my nightstand. I am in need of some bookshelves in my bedroom. All my knitting books are still on the windowsill!


  1. Your shelves look super organized! Great photos!

  2. Wow, what I wouldn't give for all those shelves. I'd be in heaven. I'm trying to devise ideas of where I can store more books before my current shelves give way. lol.

  3. Thanks! I love my shelves. I was very excited after going to IKEA and getting them. :)

  4. Hi again, Mari! I've assigned you the letter S.. can't wait to read your list! :)

  5. Your shelves look so neat and organised - very inspiring! Can you tell me what type of IKEA shelves they are? We are planning a trip to IKEA soon as we are desperately in need of some new shelving!

  6. What lovely bookshelves you've got!

    I shelf my books by author's last name in alphabetical order. For fiction and literature, I single out the ones to be re-read and put them on a different case. I only put away my books when I have finished. New Books usually sit on my desk.


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