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Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading

This week’s question:
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?

My response:
I love this question and will enjoy seeing how everyone answers.

In my office/reading room, I have 3 bookcases , each having a special purpose.  When I receive a book, the first thing I do is catalogue it to my spreadsheet with the date received, who it is from and any other notations.  I then put a post-it with the same information on the front cover.  I would be lost without my spreadsheet especially for those books that are in my EReaders.

It then goes into my big TBR 5 shelf bookcase, in the order received.  I am now up to 2 1/2 shelves for requested reviews.  The bottom 2 shelves are for personal TBRs that I have either won or purchased.  I also have another smaller 3 shelf bookcase that holds my prized possesions, the signed books, on the first shelf.  The other 2 shelves holds books I have won and need TBR.  The 3rd bookcase is a corner unit, which is a sentimental piece of furniture.  It was my grandmother’s, and even though it doesn’t match the other furniture in my office,  I think of her when I look at it.  This bookcase holds the books I have read along with some photo albumns.

However, there  may be some rearrangement this coming weekend, since I ordered a new desk for my office, which is supposed to be delivered this week.  I am so excited because my desk now is a mess, unable to hold all my computer and office items.  This is the one I purchased:

December is being hosted by Suko’s Notebook

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”
Click on titles for synopsis via IndieBound (I am an IndieBound Affliate)

          

     

Monday:  Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay from GCP/Forever
Monday: Hunk for the Holidays by Katie Lane from GCP/Forever
Wednesday: Private London by James Patterson from The Hachette Book Group
Wednesday: Remembering Christmas by Dan Walsh recommended by Gina @ Hott Books (personal d/l)
Saturday: Things Left Unspoken by Eva Marie Everson recommended by Gina @ Hott Books (personal d/l)

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  1. Your new desk unit looks awesome! Last Chance Christmas seems to be in a lot of mailboxes this week. Alas, not mine though. Have a wonderful week, Cheryl, and enjoy all your new books.

  2. LOL…”Hunks for the Holiday” sounds interesting, I can’t help smiling at that title. Can’t wait to read your review of that one, and find out which “Hunk” you chose for the holidays… ; )

    Today was the first time I’ve played the “Mailbox Mondays” meme. I’m afraid to visit everyone, for fear my TBR pile will continue to grow…

  3. I love your holiday mailbox! Enjoy your new books. It seems that you are exceptionally organized when it comes to books–wow!

  4. I enjoyed reading about how you organize your reads…and seeing your new desk unit. These are the kinds of things that intrigue me…thanks for sharing.

    I think Things Left Unspoken looks good. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. all that organization makes my head spin… 🙂

  6. My books used to be organized. I need to take the time to go through them and get them back in order!

  7. Sounds like you are very organized. Your desk looks great. Sound slike you have some good Holiday reads. Enjoy!

  8. Wow–you’re super organized! I don’t have a lot of physical books anymore, since I got my Nook–but those books are all shelved and organized.

  9. Wow you are amazingly organised. I love the new desk. My desk is a mess a bit like my shelves – my musing and a pic here : http://daystarz.wordpress.com/2012/12/03/musing-mondays-dec-3/

  10. I loved Remembering Christmas. I haven’t found a Dan Walsh book yet that I haven’t loved.
    2 Kids and Tired Books MM

  11. Nice desk,Cheryl.

    Nice books in your mailbox too. And…..I love how you organize. My organization is similar. I know what you mean about the E-books. If I didn’t have them written down, I would forget. 🙂 🙂

    Happy Reading.

    My Mailbox Monday link is below….hope you can stop by to also see my review of THE SECRET KEEPER

    AND

    A review and E-book giveaway of MURDER TAKES TIME

    Elizabeth
    Silver’s Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

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