This week the Monday Musings question from Should Be Reading is the following: How do you organize/store your books? Do you go through them often? Or do you pretty much just shelve them and then leave them alone until you need them?
I have a beautiful bookshelf with a bunch of rectangular compartments. I like it a lot, but the dividers and the differently sized divisions make it nearly impossible to alphabetize by author last name (my traditional method of organizing my books). Instead, I’ve started organizing them more aesthetically. Tall books go in the larger divisions. All my books I’ve gotten free for review or won go in one division. I still get excited about these, so it’s fun to have them separated out! I’m also still pretty excited about my few authographed ones, so sometimes I set those, cover out, alone in a division. I don’t actually go through them very often, but obviously I do derive a lot of pleasure from looking at them and enjoying the books I have.
How do you organize your books? Do you get into the books you own very often?