Thursday, July 16, 2009

TBR: To be or not to be, that is the question!

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Do you keep all your unread books together, like books in a waiting room? Or are they scattered throughout your shelves, mingling like party-goers waiting for the host to come along?

I have 200+ books with me, which need to be read. Last week I tried to sort through my books and took out around 30 books and put them in another shelf so that I get back to those sooner or later. My books are all mixed and in a way I like it that way. When I look at my books, I say, thats the I have not read! Somehow I feel happy when I see my read books and un-read books together. It's like finding something in a haystack! My books are everywhere..on chairs, tables, under the bed, ON the bed, beside my PC and what not! Both those are read and also those which are unread.

The same is not true for my poetry books. I keep those separately--read and unread ones. Even then I like to pick up random poetry books.

19 comments:

Melody said...

I categorized my books into two sections: read or unread. Since my bookshelves are filled to the brim for my unread books, I've to move them at a corner in our storage room!

Meghan said...

Mine are definitely separated. I like to see my choices at a glance I suppose!

Scrap girl said...

Mine are seperated on shelves. The unread pile (the largest) on one side of each shelf and the read the other side.

BooksPlease said...

I don't like to be too tidy - my books move about the house quite regularly! I like that.

Shari said...

I have to share my space so can't afford to leave my books lying around like that!

Yvonne said...

I pretty much keep all my books in one central location, but those that I haven't put in bins yet, are stacked haphazardly and continue to fall all over the place.

jlshall said...

I like to keep read and unread books all together, too. I think that makes it easier to find things. Haven't read much poetry lately, but I keep all my plays and drama books separated out on special shelves.

bermudaonion said...

Mine are all together and arranged in a way that only I can understand. I threaten my family if they even think about messing with my stacks!

Kat said...

I get iffy with messy books. Since I don't really have a TBR pile, they're all just on the shelves. :D

lilly said...

I would keep all my books mixed together if I had enough space. Despite owning hundred of books I know exactly which ones I read and which ones are yet to be read so even if they were together I wouldn't mix them up in my mind.

Marie said...

I only started segregating my unread books when there were so many of them i didn't have a choice and they had to go on the empty shelves! now i don't have empty shelves!

JoAnn said...

Mine are mostly separate, but I tend to keep the classics together (both read and unread) in the large family room bookcase.

christina said...

I keep my books intermixed as well. I mean, I have an organization of sorts - YA, Fiction, Literary Fiction, Suspense/Horror, that sort of thing. But yeah, they're all mixed in there.

I thought about shelving them by read/unread...but it seems so overwhelming at that point, doesn't it? Besides, I wouldn't want my TBR books to feel rejected by those AR (already read). :))

Staci said...

All of my books are together except for the ones that belong to the library!

infiniteshelf said...

That's interesting! :) My books look "mixed up", but they aren't that much. I have weird criteria on which book goes where...

bokunosekai said...

wow...I can't let my book scattered everywhere...I kinda feel sad when I lost my book and if I let them scattered, they'll end up missing

naida said...

I try to keep read and unread books seperate.
But i've run out of shelf space already :)
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Alice Teh said...

Hi Gautami, I keep them separately but in the same shelves. My shelves are already groaning and overloaded so I have books all over the house, especially in my studyroom.

Veens said...

I have all of them in piles. read and unread. no particular order though!