Friday, May 15, 2015

Feature & Follow Friday: Bookshelf organisation

Feature & Follow Friday is hosted by Rachel over at Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. This is a chance to get to know fellow book bloggers and have them meet you. Be sure to pop over and meet this week's featured bloggers!

How do you organise your books? Either at home on your bookshelves, or on your reading device, or on your bookish platform like Goodreads, etc? 

I answered a question like this recently as part of a Bout of Books Read-a-Thon Challenge, and I'm a little ashamed to have to admit it again - there is no organisation of my books. Anywhere, really. I mean, I try to keep books in a series and by the same author together, but on looking at my bookshelves...it's only a little true. My bookshelves are all giant TBR piles, and books go where they fit, honestly. Books that I've read - and kept - are piled together on a top shelf. Well, some are. On my iPad my Kindle eBooks are arranged by 'Recent', and on Goodreads I have the shelves originally provided - Currently Reading, Read, or To Read. That's it. I may be the Queen of Unorganised. In my defence, I can't exactly organise my own bookshelves, as I'm in a wheelchair and most of the shelves are out of my reach. Go, go Gadget arms! Yeah, it never works, more's the pity. I'd like to think I'd have my shelves organised by author or colour if I could...but truthfully, that's probably a dream. My shelves aren't just full of books but all sorts of nik-naks, so I doubt I'd ever take on the battle of organising them!


A little visual show and tell for you. These are just part of two of my bookshelves, there's another 2 and a bit yet. Yep.

Do you have an organisational system for your books or are you a little like me? Please say like me!

8 comments:

  1. love the pics!! I can see your style and it rocks!! I like to organize mine by author.

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm a bit of a collector...or hoarder, depending who you speak to. ;-)

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  2. I just organize my physical copies alphabetically by author. Helps me find things easily :)

    Joana (best-of-ya.blogspot.com)

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    1. I really, really need to do this too. It's never fun when it's time to find a book and I can't remember where I put it. ;-)

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  3. I love your shelves! I don't have mine organized so don't worry you are not alone.

    New follower! Tina, The Bookworm

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    1. Yes, thank you, Tina! That's just what I needed to hear. :-D

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  4. Your shelves might not be organized, but they look really fun! I have a bunch of little fairies and dragons sitting around with my books on my shelves. :)

    My FF!

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    1. Why thank you, Cayt! At least there's that, right? ;-) Fairies and dragons sound awesome! I hope I get to see a pic of your shelves someday. :-)

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