Do you like to keep your books organized?
I used to keep my books organised in size order – it kept my shelves tidy and allowed me to stack more books into what was a relatively small space. However I recently went through my bookshelf and moved things around a bit. It allowed me to do several things:
- find that I had duplicates of books, which allowed me to put one of each into the bookcrossing system
- found books that I knew I wasnt going to read, so again, into the bookcrossing system
- group books into a particular theme, e.g by a particular author (where I had more than one book by the same person), or from a particular area e.g. India or the Far East.
allowed me to get a better grasp of what books I have (I found 80 odd books my tracking software didnt know I had!)
Despite removing a number of books from the shelves, the way they are now stacked takes up more room than they did before! So how I had them stacked before must have been more efficient. Ah well at least I can see my books differently now!
I know people who organise by colour, alphabetically, dewey decimal etc. Whilst the colour one to me looks the most aesthetically pleasing, quite honestly…..I havent the time or energy!
So how do you organise your books? Size, color, alphabetically?