Blog Hop: Books on the Move

book-blogger-hop-finalToday’s Book Blogger Hop question is: Do you re-arrange and move books around on the shelves or move books off of your bookshelves to another area after a certain amount of time or do you just leave them the way they are?

Some day, perhaps, I will have great wide expanses of bookshelf space, with plenty of room for all my books, with space to keep growing on through the rest of my life.  Then, perhaps, I will never need to rearrange my books.  For now, though, my books end up periodically rearranged in the endless quest to fit more in.  Probably every six months or so I do some reshuffling because new books have filled up spaces and I need a more efficient arrangement.

I don’t often fundamentally move my books.  Since I moved into my apartment I’ve had essentially the same general system.  A fiction section, a scifi/fantasy section, a children’s section, and a handful of shelves for specific authors.  But books are occasionally turned sideways or moved about within the larger framework.  I recently separated out my growing number of psychology books into their own grouping, and some books have migrated back and forth between the scifi/fantasy section and the children’s section, depending on relative space.

I also may have purchased a separate (small!) bookcase for L.M. Montgomery books since moving into this apartment…

Once in a while I come up with a better organizational scheme (as with the psychology ones) and move books accordingly, but mostly book movement is compelled by space constraints.  And when some day there’s just no possible configuration to fit everything in?  Well, I suppose I’ll have to move then!

About cherylmahoney

I'm a book review blogger and Fantasy writer. I have published three novels, The Wanderers; The Storyteller and Her Sisters; and The People the Fairies Forget. All can be found on Amazon as an ebook and paperback. In my day job, I'm the Marketing Specialist for Yolo Hospice. Find me on Twitter (@MarvelousTales) and GoodReads (MarvelousTales).
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2 Responses to Blog Hop: Books on the Move

  1. Jemima Pett says:

    Only when I get a new bookshelf. 😀

  2. dianem57 says:

    I don’t move my books around very much, if at all. But I’m not a “saver” of books anyway. I have to REALLY like a book to keep it. Otherwise, I read it and pass it on. And my Kindle solves the space problem, too, since it holds so many books in one small volume.

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