You may recall in July 2011 that I was cleaning out my bookshelves and that I'd reorganized my one case. Like so:
Anyway, probably in October 2011, I went to IKEA and bought two new bookcases (a full one and a smaller side case). Alz and the Sister helped me build them and then I went about removing all my books from the old case and putting ALL THE BOOKS onto all the cases at my disposal. This is the result:
|Glass-fronted case on left is what Sis and I call our "Nerd Case" / "Geek Cabinet."|
As you can see, I have an entire case dedicated to YA/MG. It's pretty awesome. I also meant to share this like in 2011, but that didn't happen. Please excuse the delay. Here's a tour.
- Very top: geeky things on display - a sword (old birthday gift); a Godric Gryffindor letter opener (last Christmas gift); Bleach mug; stuff from Germany; keychains; fountain pen ink.
- First shelf: YA dystopian that goes into YA Fantasy/Paranormal; 2010-2011 Breathless Reads pins; Mockingjay pin; Legend pin; mini Daruma doll.
- Second shelf: YA Fantasy/Paranormal continues (Daughter of Smoke & Bone and The Scorpio Races are out on loan.); angel-atee (from Alz, of course); perfume (from my roomie); Tokidoki unicorns, Ulquiorra from Bleach.
- Bottom shelf: MG series (Harry Potter, Heroes of Olympus, Percy Jackson, Narnia); LOTR Extended Edition DVDs (stand-ins as we buy the Heroes of Olympus books); Harry Potter from Page to Screen; Star Wars lunch box.
You saw the side-shelf on Monday. From top to bottom: Non-fiction/Writing craft shelf; Reference/Mythology (with Hello Kitty make-up brush set - another xmas gift); U.S. History /Mythology.
The close-up is from the top of the other shelf. It's a postcard of the archangel Michael casting the Devil out of Heaven and an eraser that says in German: "Life is like drawing without an eraser." Wise words. The Sister bought these for me in Dresden.
And here's the old bookcase newly reorganized.
These are my "grown-up" books. Top shelf is a mix of classics, humorous essays, and fiction. Also, that silver thing? It's a giant individual-person coffee filter.
Middle shelf starts with fantasy art books and fairy tale collections and turns into Fantasy books (and my lucky frog). Bottom shelf is dedicated to MG/childhood classics, picture books, and graphic novels/art books.
Aaand on Friday, I'll be back to give you a glimpse inside the Nerd Case / Geek Cabinet. See you then!
I decided to organize by genre and then alphabetical by author - more or less. How do you organize your book shelves?