Welcome to Booking Through Thursday, another bookish journey that allows us to explore various topics and ponder questions.
Today’s Thoughts to Ponder:
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?
A topic I think about, worry over, and spend endless hours considering.
I have always kept the “read” books separate from the “unread,” which presented something of a dilemma for me at one point, when my TBRs reached around 166. That’s when I started my Curl up and Read blog, dedicated to the journey through those stacks.
When I moved into this condo, which is much smaller than my previous home, I knew I had to do something! As I unpacked the “unread” boxes (yes, they were packed and labeled in this manner), this is what the result looked like.
Over the past three years, the stacks have gradually dwindled and I bought a bookshelf for the remaining unreads.
Yes, I made a button out of it…..
But now I have depleted those stacks until they are just a few that I can stack on my desk, like this:
Note that I said Old TBR stack…well, here are the newer ones. Not as bad as the old ones were, but something to keep track of….
I once had spreadsheets to help me manage these stacks, but I do best when they’re “in my face,” so to speak.
Oh, and by the way, the “read” books are stored on several shelves throughout the house, like these:
What about you? What works in your bookish world?