Thursday, November 21, 2013

Getting Organized - Memoir Collection

Bit by bit, I'm getting my new office organized. It's a slow process but I'm making progress. Tonight I got my memoir collection on the shelves organized by author. I know I have more books floating around the house to fit in here and I still have space for them. That is good.

I'm thinking I will put my writing books on the bottom shelf of my bookshelf. I expect the bookshelf will be full very soon. 

Memoir collection - or most of it. I'm sure there's more floating around the house.
Also in progress is bookshelf organization in the rest of the house. Our fiction, science fiction and non-fiction, poetry and drama collections are going on shelves in the upstairs hallway. The aviation and religion books are going on shelves downstairs.

There are books on other shelves in the house, too, that feel like they need their own space: horse books, Border Terrier books, James Herriot books, Harry Potter books, the Guardians of Ga'hoole collection, Laura Ingalls Wilder books, favorite books from my childhood, picture books, children's books and more!  In other words, we have a lot of books. I hope we can find them all a space and know where to find them later.

I'm not yet sure where my Jane Austen collection is going to fit. I have all of Austen's books that she is well known for plus Sandition, an unfinished novel started by Austen that her family published after her death (I admit, I have yet to read it!). About half of my Austen books, however, are non-fiction (biographies and the like) and new fiction written with Austen's characters like Mr. Darcy in them. My collection is small, but I like it!

I think this is a good time to state that, in my humble opinion, the BBC production of Pride and Prejudice is the best EVER. All six hours of it. It's well worth watching! And Colin Firth is the best Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy EVER. Thank you very much.

Here's a lovely image of Colin Firth as Darcy to end this post and the day. 

Good night and Sweet Dreams (of Darcy, if you are lucky)

Colin Firth as Fitzwilliam Darcy in BBC's Pride and Prejudice.

1 comment:

Joel G said...

Organize books? You're a genius!

I remember when I used to have all of my movies, organized by movie studio. I then organized my collection by director.

Nobody could ever find movies in my collection but me.