Thursday, 16 July 2009

Booking through Thursday

It's a TBR-pile follow up question, which is quite handy, as enables me to complete the trilogy of posts I needed to make to respond to last week's question...

"Do you keep all your unread books together, like books in a waiting room? Or are they scattered throughout your shelves, mingling like party-goers waiting for the host to come along?"

Well, as I said last week most of my TBR books inhabit the TBR bookcase, or the library-books shelf. However, there are a number of books which for other reasons are mixed in with my general bookshelves. Partly this is TBR books from before I created a TBRBC, which includes Tracy Chevalier's Burning Bright, and various other bits and pieces of fiction. But in other cases it's because I love to have books by the same author (and particularly when they're in the same imprint) together - so although I've still not yet read Daphne Du Maurier's Hungry Hill or finished reading her short story volumes they are all together.


  1. My bathroom's a mess, my bed is unmade, my kitchen is filthy and my dishes are in the sink. But my books are categorised to within an inch of their lives. And I like to re-categorise on a regular basis. Sometimes I go by author, sometimes by subject, sometimes by date, sometimes by publisher. I've even been known to colour-code based on the covers. But I've never separated out the ones I haven't read yet. It would be too overwhelming. And it would seem like there's this huge shelf of books glaring at me, rather than having the lovely surprise of accidentally coming across one I'd forgotten about every so often.
    btw, Burning Bright is also on my TBR list. And I'd forgotten about it, so thanks for the reminder!


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