I recently got new bookshelves for my room, and I’m just loving them. Spent the afternoon putting up my books and sharing it on my blog . One of my friends asked a question and I thought it would be a great BTT question. So from Tina & myself, we’d like to know “How do you arrange your books on your shelves? Is it by author, by genre, or you just put it where it falls on?”
It’s still a continual work in progress. I’m saving up money to put some shelving into my office so currently in there the book shelves had little organization. I do have all my writing books on one shelve, my journals on another, and all my children’s books on one as well.
In my living room it’s a little less organized. The authors that I have been collecting are all together, so I have a separate shelf dedicated to Sandra Brown, James Patterson and Sue Grafton. Since I have started collecting Michael Connelly and Janet Evanovich, those are grouped together as well. But then I also organized so that the books I have read come before those that I haven’t.
Just as an example, below is a picture of what my Sandra Brown/James Patterson shelves look like.
Do you read any author’s blogs? If so, are you looking for information on their next project? On the author personally? Something else?
Usually when I visit an author’s blog or website I’m looking for one of two things – their next book release(s) and/or a complete list of books they have written.
Most authors I google I’m already familiar with somehow. If it’s my first time searching them I heard their name somewhere and want to see a book list and find a synopsis. For more familiar authors, like James Patterson, I am looking for an updated book list to replace my old one with.
Since “Inspiration” is (or should) the theme this week … what is your reading inspired by?
That’s a good question. I’ve been away from the BTT scene for awhile, but I think this is a great way to come back in. Lately my reading has been inspired by a long list of books I’m dying to read, unread books on my shelves, friends, book club, and a website I’m addicted to called Lists of Bests.
Choosing each book is always spur of the moment. I take in the current challenges I am working on and the mood I’m in. If I’m in a lull or at a loss for what to read, I can never go wrong by venturing to a favorite author or series to pass the time.
Happy New Year, everyone!
So … any Reading Resolutions? Say, specific books you plan to read? A plan to read more ____? Anything at all?
Name me at least ONE thing you’re looking forward to reading this year!
I have a couple resolutions I can think of.
- This past year I read 120 books, with a goal of only 50. I increased my goal to 100, anticipating that this year could be more busy.
- I would love to decreased my TBR pile to under 100 books, which should be possibly because most of my challenges consist of books off the TBR pile.
- I want to finish the Alex Cross series by James Patterson.
- Complete most if not all of the many challenges I have signed up for.
One book I am looking forward to reading this year – The Poisonwood Bible.
What I want to know today is … what are the most “wintery” books you can think of? The ones that almost embody Winter?
I didn’t get around to as many “wintery” books as I wanted to, mainly those Christmas themed, but the two that I read and enjoyed were A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and Santakid by James Patterson.
I know there are so many out there so hopefully I come across more in the future.