“How do you arrange your books on your shelves? Is it by author, by genre, or you just put it where it falls on?”I am a Virgo. But I must have been off reading a book when the Virgo traits were handed out, because when it comes to arranging my bookshelves? Unique is a word I would use. Chaos is a word my partner would use.
In my Terri Branch Library (which I don't have to arrange with partner in mind) right now I have it organized thusly (and the term "organized" is used very loosely):
- Far left few shelves: nonfiction, anthologies, a few miscellaneous novels I probably won't get to for awhile.
- Middle left: all fiction. One shelf is devoted to Booker award books; one shelf is mostly Orange award books (lined up for my reading challenges - there is a reason!), one shelf for books I've checked out from the library or borrowed from friends (it's good to keep them all in one place so I don't have to hunt for overdue books). A couple more miscellaneous fiction shelves; books are not in any particular order, not alphabetized or ordered by genre or color (the red shelf was just for a photo op).
- Middle right: all fiction. One shelf is all classics; one shelf has several trilogies all in one spot; one shelf has short story collections among other novels.
- Far right: mostly fiction. No particular order. One shelf has my pitiful little Virago collection; one shelf has books I've read and intend to keep. One shelf has cookbooks mixed with ARCs I need to read for the Pub challenge. The rest? Hey, I know where to find them!
And the bookshelves in the rest of the house? Not nearly so "interesting!"