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On Booking Through Thursday this week:

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?

The second. I roughly organize them by genre, anticipated time I will read them. So I have one shelf all fiction/classics and part of one shelf for cookbooks. I also put the knitting books away on my desk or with the cookbooks.

Recently, I ran out of space for my books so I put some of those that I have read in the closet. I think for someone who has read over 800 books, I really don’t own a lot of them. I do buy used books to read, but for the most part, a lot of my books are one I bought because I read them already and wanted to keep them for future rereads.

I will organize them when I get new books and shift them around when I need to, but in general, I don’t really organize them by authors or anything like that.

How about you?

10 thoughts on “Booking Through Thursday – Organization

  1. Most of my books are also those I’ve read and want to reread or books I thought I’d like and never actually got round to reading. I’m getting rid of the latter category now that I’m moving out! When I settle down somewhere in the next 10 years I will hopefully have worked out a proper organisation scheme! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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    Juli @ Universe in Words

    1. Hi Juli! I am the same. I have a lot of books that look good but that I haven’t read yet. I also moved once and got rid of that category too. I hated that! I don’t like giving books away unnecessarily. ha. Thanks for commenting!

    1. Hi Lizzy! I’m not sure where you got the number 700. I don’t even own 100 books, but I have read over 800 in my time. I wish I had that much room too! Thanks for commenting.

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