The books don’t re-shelve themselves and if they did they are doing a poor job.
It has been in the last 10 years that I have had dedicated bookshelves. Dedicated to books, and I feel very lucky that I can pull and read and put back maybe not lend (that was covered on another day).
Today I just couldn’t stand looking at the state of the shelves. Sideways on top of others, not with ones by the same author. I am definitely not a colour coded book girl but I do like the non-fiction together, the novels together and on.
It isn’t even that I have a huge selection of books , more like an eclectic stash. But, it does make me feel at peace with my world when books are where they should be or at least where they should be for now.
Others might be out running a 5 K , vacuuming or looking for regular employment, I am blogging and reading and re-shelving, (two Rs and a B)
A secondary benefit to this exercise is that I find books that I want to re-read or that have a bookmark – somewhere in the middle that I forgot about.
It does create a small sidetrack , another stack is born just until I can go through and see if they should be back on the to be read pile or the to be read today pile or to the thrift store pile.
At some point I will get to reviewing books but, I hesitate to do that as I don’t want to muddy anyone’s perspective but then I am by giving these titles but it’s scary to have an opinion… around the merry go round we go.
So for today at least just the titles that are up for reviewing from my re-shelving this morning.
Mary Kay The Success Story of America’s Most Dynamic Businesswoman By Mary Kay Ash
Warrior of the Light A Manual By Paul Coelho
Regarding the Pain of Others By Susan Sontag
Paris France By Gertrude Stein