I rearranged my bookshelf.
There is one thing that I love and hate about being a book collector, and that is keeping my bookshelf organized. I have to do it every few months as I buy and donate books or its starts to get a little haphazard:
It may not look like that much of a mess, and that’s because it isn’t. But If I let it go for a few more weeks, it’d be much more worse than this.
I share this shelf with my sister, so I have to find a way to fit this:
I promised my sister that I would restrict the books to the two rows, so technically that empty cube on the upper right doesn’t count.
It took a while, but I managed to do it:
There’s something oddly therapeutic for me when I reorganize my shelves. I like sorting them and trying to figure out where to put them on the shelf. Plus, looking at the finished product just makes me happy.
I did have to cheat a little. You’ll notice that three of the shelves are “double stacked”–two rows on a shelf. The three double stacked are the classics, the Riordan shelf, and my sci-fi/high fantasy shelf:
The back rows are on top of boxes so I can still see their spines. (And if it covers the disappointment of the Heroes of Olympus series, well, that just works out well, doesn’t it?)