Book Arrangement (a.k.a. I’m a nerd post)
How do you arrange your books?
I actually can't believe I just typed that question. I'm a nerd.
But see, I'm sort of anal about my books and how they're displayed/organized. (Perhaps I should get a job at Barnes & Noble?) SIDE NOTE: I'm also a bit anal about loaning my books out to people. But we'll save that for another post where I will share tips about by elaborate check out system, late fees, and other librarian-esque techniques I've picked up over the years.
(I now give you official permission to stop reading my blog forever after this post if you want to.)
I have two libraries. One in my office at The Orchard (see photo) and another one in my study at home. The one at home is a mess because I've ran out of space and books are crammed together, laying on top of each other, sideways, under the book shelf, on top, etc… It's perverse.
My library at The Orchard is a little better. It's at least organized by topic: leadership, Christian living, study resources, finance, relationships, etc… It's not where it needs to be, but it's getting there. (btw – did I mention the dozens of boxes full of books in my basement?)
What got me thinking about this was an article in the Jan/Feb edition of Communication Arts about…….yeah, you guessed it – book arrangement. Which not only made me feel better about my own nerdness, but also intrigued me a bit. Bottom line? Everyone has their own approach. Some utilize Feng Shui principles to organize. Some organize by color. Some are just downright messy. And some don't give a flying flip.
How about you? How do you organize your books? By topic? Color? Size?
Comment away! And include a link to a photo of YOUR library!
Ok, I'm done now.