Sunday, March 04, 2007

Book Shelves Meme

Courtesy of Little Willow, here's a meme I thought was interesting. Feel free to post your answers here, or on your blog.

1. How do you organize your books? By genre, by last name, by title, by publication date?
2. Do you have a shelf reserved for your favorite books and/or authors?
3. What is the first title and author on your bookshelf?
4. What is the last title and author on your bookshelf?
5. What genre dominates your collection?
6. Which author is the most represented? (You own the most number of books by...)
7. You own all of the books written by...
8. You own the entire series of...
1. How do you organize your books? By genre, by last name, by title, by publication date?

I mostly split the books by genre. One bookcase is all children's lit, organized by size and author. One bookcase is adult fiction on the top and various reference books on the bottom (with some miscellaneous in between). On a third bookcase in another room I have a hodge-podge of unread books that have been mocking me for years. On a fourth in yet another room I have a hodge-podge of unread books that have only been mocking me for months -- those are again divided out into children and adult.


2. Do you have a shelf reserved for your favorite books and/or authors?

I keep my favorite books and authors together, but this covers many shelves.

3. What is the first title and author on your bookshelf?

It is either Complete works of Shakespeare, or Complete works of Twain. Or it might be The Hobbit.

4. What is the last title and author on your bookshelf?

Which shelf? This one is pretty impossible to answer, because I end up sideways stacking and so I don't know where "last" is.

5. What genre dominates your collection?

North-American books for girls, written between 1865 and 1935. I did my college thesis on this collection back in 1990, and I bring the books with me everywhere I move.

6. Which author is the most represented? (You own the most number of books by...)

Julie Campbell (Trixie Belden) and Lucy Maud Montgomery

7. You own all of the books written by...

I suppose Shakespeare and Twain, because I have the "complete works." I'd like to own all the books written by Stephen King.

8. You own the entire series of...

Trixie Belden mysteries. It took me a while to find them all too!

3 comments:

Little Willow said...

Yay, especially for LMM.

Jen Robinson said...

The whole Trixie Belden series! I'm so impressed! I have a bunch, but by no means the whole series. I am one book away from the entire Maida series (by Inez Haynes Irwin), which is pretty impressive because the later books in the series are very obscure...

RM1(SS) (ret) said...

I loved the original six Trixie Belden books (the ones written by Julie Campbell), but the "Kathryn Kenny" books tended to be a little spotty. I did like Happy Valley and Marshland, though.