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Shelving Meme

I created the following meme about books and organization just for fun. Feel free to leave your answers in the comments here or post your answers at your own blog and link back to Bildungsroman.
  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?
    I split my books into fiction and non-fiction, then arrange them alphabetically by author. Books by the same author are organized by publication date, with the first release on the left and the newest on the right, with trilogies and series in number order.

  2. Do you have a shelf reserved for your favorite books and/or authors?
    Yes. I have a shelf specifically for the works of Lewis Carroll and other Alice-related titles. I have multiple shelves for the works of Christopher Golden, the last shelf shared his frequent collaborator, Thomas E. Sniegoski. However, my other favorites are mixed in on the main shelves, alphabetically by author. For example, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is sandwiched between So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane and Stay With Me by Garret Freymann-Weyr.

  3. What is the first title and author on your bookshelf?
    The Pursuit of Happiness by Tara Altebrando

  4. What is the last title and author on your bookshelf?
    The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  5. What genre dominates your collection?
    I own more fiction than non-fiction. My non-fiction section mostly consists of Ancient Egyptian history, as well as books about cats, otters, and the Salem Witchcraft Trials. Most of my books from my childhood and most of my classics are in storage, though I want them to be here in my home. Thus, most of the fiction I do have here is contemporary adult and teen fiction that I've acquired over the past few years.

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

  7. You own all of the books written by . . .
    I won't list authors who have written three books or less, because it's easy to say, "I own all of the books by Lady X," when she's only written one book so far.

    I have a lovely used copy of The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll, so I suppose that qualifies.

    I am missing some Christopher Golden books. Perish the thought!

    I have read all of Sarah Dessen's books, and I own all but two: Dreamland and Just Listen.

    You see, "own" and "read" are very different. If I had the means to own every single book I wanted to own, I would. I am so grateful to the public library for keeping me in books. I would go nuts without it. There's no way I could afford to buy 30+ books a month.

  8. You own the entire series of . . .
    I don't own every single The Baby-Sitters Club book, but I want to have them all. I am serious. I have a list of the titles I am missing and I always go to the juvenile series section of used bookstores in hopes of finding BSC books.

    I also read and collected the original Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels* faithfully in their heyday - the same with the Angel novels - but when some of my favorite authors stopped writing for the line and when the series stopped airing, I stopped reading and collecting the series.

    * My favorite is The Lost Slayer by Christopher Golden.


I am pleased by the success of this meme. All the cool kids are doing it. Participants include John Green, E. Lockhart, Melissa Marr, Literaticat and Carrie Jones. Other have commented right here, directly beneath the original post. Many thanks to everyone who has played along!
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