Friday, March 25, 2011

By Title? By Genre? By Author?

If you read about my recent trip to Borders, my favorite place in the whole-wide world, I picked up Firelight by Sophie Jordan. This book has sparked something major. I have arranged my books in order of paranormal creature, so to speak. First I have my vampire books, then Shadowhunters, angels, werewolves, fairies/pixies, witches/Casters, then it goes into various other characters like those who hear voices or ones that guide the dead to the afterlife, crazy girl type, superhero type, ghosts and so on. Anyway, the point is that I do not have a section, for dragons. This has revived an issue I sort of put a pin in to save it for later - changing the order of my books.

I'm dying to know how everyone else organizes their bookcases. I used to arrange the books to be more appealing to the eye, aesthetically pleasing, disregarding any order as long as it looked cool on the shelf! Is anyone else as anal about this as I am?? When I sit across from them I ponder the all the different possibilities, all the ways I could shift and play with them!

So again, is it by author, by size, color or genre?

Okay Pretty Little Liars fans (that have read the books), I need your help!! I haven't read them - though I would love to - but I am obsessed with the show! I need to know: Out of eight books, am I right, do you ever find out who A is, or are you trying to figure it out the whole time, suspicious of everyone - like I am?! Okay, I don't want to know who A is, exactly, but you see, my bestie and I are trying to figure out if it will be a mystery the whole time or if they will eventually reveal it and then what from there? How long can A go on like this before someone identifies him or her? 

Just a hint? Pleeeeaaasseee!

In other book news...

If you haven't read it already, the synopsis for Beautiful Chaos has been revealed - read it here! The title for the sequel to the aforementioned Firelight, is Vanish, and the cover is HOT! I love the hint of scales in each cover!


Also, Sirensong is the third book in the Faeriewalker series by Jenna Black.


I don't love this cover like I did the first two. She's blah, the petals are blah. I feel blah about it. I haven't read this series yet but I do buy them for future reading!

7 comments:

Jess said...

Haha this is the 3rd post I have seen today about shelving habits!

I have one shelf that has my favourites on it and the rest used to be by genre but I ran out of space and now they a quite a mix and very messy. It makes me sad cos I am quite anal about them but I just don't have the space for another bookcase :(

The one thing that I refuse to let go of though is that each series has to be on the shelf in their order. :D

Alexis @ Reflections of a Bookaholic said...

I organize my books in the following ways: read/unread, size, genre, alphabetical

Sophia the Writer said...

By Vampire. Seriously.

photos to prove it :D

leeswammes said...

My books are organised by genre and language (as also have quite a few books in Dutch, my native language).

It's handier this way I think, to find books back. Only, not all books fit on the shelves now, so I still have to search sometimes...

Happy reading! http://leeswammes.wordpress.com

Cozy in Texas said...

I stopped by from the hop today.
Ann

Brenda Youngerman said...

I am ...errr.....was hopping through and have to tell you that I love your blog! I grabbed your badge...became your newest follower and am adding you to my blog roll. I am going to be your newest fan!

Elaine said...

Thanks so much Brenda! I can't stay and chat though, I have to check out your blog now!

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