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Musing Mondays (Dec.3)

December 3, 2012

MusingMondays4This week’s musing, courtesy of Booking Through Thursday, asks…
How do you organize/store your books? Do you go through them often? Or do you pretty much just shelve them and then leave them alone until you need them?


My answer: I have one shelf that’s just for my Christian books, another shelf for my secular titles, a cupboard of shelves for my Classics, and then a few shelves that have miscellaneous books on them. I don’t go through them very often. Occasionally I feel like reorganizing them, but usually that’s only when I need to make room for new books, or when I’m looking for something that’s buried behind the ones in the front.


PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your answer in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks! :D

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  1. Arlee Bird permalink

    In my writing office I have my book organized almost just like you’ve described. In my other rooms and the garage the books are mostly random with occasional flashes of orderliness.

  2. Esthetically pleasing is my pursuit :) Though I like your thinking may have to consider different shelves for like books… hmmm…

  3. Depends on which bookshelf we’re talking about :)

  4. I’m looking forward to reading what others do. Here is my post:

  5. My organization is just a little broader. My Musing!

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  6. This was a great question that I ended up having a rather odd answer for…lol.

    Here’s my Musing Monday Post!

    Wendy @ Wendy’s Musings

  7. I never even considered that when I had a bookshelf!

    Here’s my answer:

  8. Wow, I wish I would have answered this when I first got my shelf and it wasn’t a mess!! Here’s my MM:

  9. I try to keep mine organized, but it’s really not! — Helene’s World of Books

  10. I’m not alphabetized but I am organized. Here’s my answer:

  11. I used to keep mine organized, but in the last year entropy has started to win. I have…piles and piles. It’s frightening.

  12. Here’s my musing. Thanks for the interesting question :)

  13. I like to think of my organization as organizational chaos

    My thoughts this week:

  14. Usually I organize by genre, subject within genre, alphabetical order by authors last name. There’s nothing quite like being able to find the exact book you are looking for and immediately know which book has been borrowed just by where the space is in the shelf. I’m the kind of person who prefers everything to be in its proper place.

  15. I definitely don’t organize well… lol when it comes to everything BUT books, I am so incredibly anal about it. But with books.. I am just lucky if I have room. XD

  16. wcs53 permalink

    Nice question. I’m a little obsessive in the way I organize my book, but it works for me. Here’s my Musing Monday.

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