I don’t have a bookshelf.

In the haste of getting rid of as much as I can for this temporary move to California I gave away/sold my bookcases.  Now my books have been sitting neglected in boxes and I feel kind of bad about it.  In a couple of months we’ll be moving back to Texas so I will probably wait until we get back.  What prompted me to write about this tonight is because out of curiosity I was searched for DIY bookshelves and was pretty amazed with some of the bookshelf ideas I found.

One in particular caught my eye where their books were being held by pieces of wood and metal plumbing pipes. It looked so cool! I definitely want to do something like that some day. It may not be wood and pipes but we’ll see.  I should definitely downsize my book collection and just keep the ones I know for sure I would want to read again in the future. It’s just difficult to let go sometimes knowing that the people I could give them to may not appreciate the books like I do! Do you know the feeling?  For now, I am using this website called Paperbacks Swap where people can trade books. This will probably be my task for tomorrow… make a full inventory list of what books I have and figure out which to keep for sure and ones that I can let go. I will probably have them still in my possession even long after I move back to Texas but at least I will have them organized when I’m ready to let go.

How do you organize your books?  Do you sort them by title? I’ve heard that some people go as far as organizing them by genre or alphabetically by author.

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2 thoughts on “I don’t have a bookshelf.

  1. I think that having a bookshelf can be really helpful as it helps organise your things and it means you won’t lose anything important. I have a few of the shelves for reading books and these are organised by order of title and author so books by the same author or in the same series will be next to each other etc. The rest of the shelves are for things that I think are important

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  2. I organize my books on two shelves. I put the bigger ones on a shelf tallest to shortest and I put the smaller/thinner books on a shelf tallest to shortest. I am a little OCD about the tall to short thing but it looks better in my opinion. The bigger books are more for adults and young adults and the smaller ones are more children books so that also organizes them from adult to children.

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