Do you keep all your unread books together, like books in a waiting room? Or are they scattered throughout your shelves, mingling like party-goers waiting for the host to come along?
It’s a split really. Most of my unread paper books are gathered together on one set of bookshelves in my living room. However, they have spilled over from their defined bookshelf onto the bookshelf that has my Permanent Collection. I also have a coffee table in the middle of the room and some hardbacks have migrated over onto this table. Because of space issues – I have an apartment, without any stairs or much “dead space” – books are not generally put anywhere else. Sometimes you might find a few books sitting on the bedside table, but that’s usually because I’ve actively taken them out with the intent to read them in the immediate future.
In the end, I’m trying to keep my rooms tidy and books where I can find them. I rearrange them occasionally to see which books are left. I continue to work my way through those books that are currently unread, and when completed they head off into the “release box” under one of the bookshelves. It is these books that are then handed over to other people and are ultimately replaced on the shelves with other books from the overflow.
So how do you keep your unread books?