It’s been a busy (and very tiring) couple of days, but I’ve been able to make a tremendous amount of progress on my home library reorganization project. In fact, the project is almost done!
Here’s a look at what I was able to accomplish this weekend…
Over the past couple of days, I’ve spent a lot of time sitting on the floor of my library/office space, surrounded by stacks of books. As I mentioned in my previous post, I did elect to separate all of my books into categories. Within these categories, I did my best to keep all of the books alphabetized by the author’s last name, but there were a few places where I had to make exceptions to keep specific books and series out of Darcy’s reach.
My books are divided into the following categories:
- Christian fiction
- General fiction
- Historical fiction
- Science fiction
The most difficult part of this project, outside of the physical demands (mostly reaching, bending, and lifting) was determining where each book would ultimately fit. There are a significant number of books in my collection that easily fit into multiple genres. This is especially true for many of the young adult novels I own, which often combine romance with another genre. For the most part, I went with my first instinct when it came to classifying these books.
I’m really pleased with the way in which my bookshelves turned out. It will take me a little bit of time to get used to the new placement of the books, but I think it will be much easier to locate specific titles in the future.
Now that the books are back on the shelves, I have just a few more things to complete before I can consider the project officially done:
- Arrange collectibles on top of bookcases
- Frame and hang new artwork
- Clean off desk
I will be completing these final tasks tomorrow morning, and will post my final project update in the afternoon. I hope you’ll come back tomorrow to see the finished room.