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>> Saturday, July 11, 2009

I found my Writer's Market, as well as a whole host of other writing books and manuals, but I know there are others somewhere that I have yet to unpack. It just doesn't look like enough. I have to have more than that. I'm at least missing a few. I hope I find them soon.

So I am currently trying to sort through and organize all of my books, including my writing books. We bought a new bookshelf at a yard sale for a good price, and now it's just a matter of time and organization to get them all set up the way I want to.

And being that I worked in a bookstore for a little over two years, you can bet I am anal about my books. I organize them into different sections, then alpha by author, then by series order, if say a prequel was published after a series. If not, then I put them in publication order, and...well...it seems like I get more anal every time I organize them. And as such, it takes days.

Which is why it is a once or twice a year project at most.

Are other writers as picky as I am about having books organized? (I still find myself tidying up and re-organizing books into the proper order in bookstores to this day; usually I don't even notice until someone else points it out.) Or is it just because I used to work in a bookstore?

3 comments:

Bahnree July 11, 2009 at 9:18 PM  

I'm pretty OCD about arranging my books, but it's more along the line of, "I don't like how they are right now, let's REARRANGE AGAIN!" So I do it pretty often, just trying different systems.

Lord Azriah July 13, 2009 at 8:54 AM  

If we had enough bookshelf space I'd probably get really anal (read, I want at least one room with EVERY wall being a bookshelf). As it is, with our house I try to put books on my 'to read' list on an easy to access shelf. The rest gets shoved together except for books like Harry potter and Robert Heinlein's that I love to re-read over and over again.

Echo July 15, 2009 at 1:45 AM  

I arrange my shelves like you do - genre, author, series order. (Though right now they're out of order because all the books I've read this year are stacked on the floor ((there's a reason for that, honest)) and it's leaving huge, gaping holes on the shelf.) But I worked in a bookstore as well, so maybe I'm not the best person to ask.

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