Saturday, August 2, 2014

Book Blogger Hop August 1st - August 7th: Rule 63 States That for Every Fictional Character, There Is an Opposite Gender Counterpart

Book Blogger Hop

Jen at Crazy for Books restarted her weekly Book Blogger Hop to help book bloggers connect with one another, but then couldn't continue, so she handed the hosting responsibilities off to Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer. The only requirements to participate in the Hop are to write and link a post answering the weekly question and then visit other blogs that are also participating to see if you like their blog and would like to follow them.

This week Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews asks (via Billy): How many bookcases do you have, and how do you organize the shelves?

I currently have ten tall bookcases, two tall double wide folding book cases, four shorter bookcases. and one piece of furniture that would be best described as a "half a bookcase, half something else".

The two double-wide bookcases house some of my mass market paperbacks, arranged in alphabetical order by author and then by title within each author. These books are double-stacked on the shelves.

Two of the tall bookcases house hardbacks and trade paperbacks, also arranged alphabetically by author and by title within each author.

One of the tall bookcases is split. Part of it holds overflow hardbacks and trade paperbacks that won't fit on the previous two tall bookcases organized alphabetically by author. The other part holds my review copies, more or less in the order that I intend to read them.

One tall bookcase holds my Time-Life books and some reference works. The Time-Life books are organized in series order. The reference books are roughly organized by topic.

One tall bookcase holds my law books and some miscellaneous textbooks. These are organized by subject matter.

One tall bookcase holds my history and economics books as well as a number of my wife's textbooks. These are mostly organized by subject matter, with the history and economics books organized alphabetically by author within their subject matter.

One tall bookcase holds role-playing game books. These are organized by publisher and then in an arcane order that would probably only make sense to someone familiar with role-playing games.

One tall bookcase holds my graphic novels, some more role-playing game books, and some miscellaneous books including my collection of Babylon 5 script books. The graphic novels are organized alphabetically by title. The Babylon 5 script books are organized by series order. The role-playing game books are organized in the same arcane order as in the previous shelf.

One tall bookcase holds DVDs and board games. The "half a bookcase" also holds DVDs, as does one of the small bookcases. The DVDs are organized alphabetically by title.

One tall bookcase holds binders mostly holding material that I have written. These are organized in a manner that I think only I would understand.

One small bookcase holds a chunk of my collection of science fiction magazines such as Asimov's Analog, Amazing Stories, and so on. These are currently mostly unorganized except in a rough grouping by magazine.

One small bookcase holds my language dictionaries, some cookbooks, and a number of spiral notebooks. The language dictionaries are in alphabetical order. The other material is in no particular order.

The final small bookcase holds young adult and children's books. These are organized alphabetically by author and then by title within each author. The exceptions to this organization are the "choose-your-own-adventure" books, which are organized in series order.

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