Thursday, July 16, 2009

Booking Through Thursday: TBR


Follow-up to last week’s question:

Do you keep all your unread books together, like books in a waiting room? Or are they scattered throughout your shelves, mingling like party-goers waiting for the host to come along?

I am currently making a serious effort to whittle down my TBR pile by consciously controlling my book buying habit. It is really, really hard because I just want to own many of the great books I see and the justification I gave myself is so that I could reach out for them whenever I want to read them.

All my books, read and unread, are all housed in my bookshelves. I do have a separate shelf to place all the 91 books that I will be reading for my 999 Challenge.

I keep track of my TBR through my catalog at LibraryThing and Facebook. More than half the books in my catalog are TBRs.

Shelf space is running out—in fact, it's already non-existent—so I'm planning to box up books that I will not be reading again. Time to go shopping at IKEA!

I would like to find out from booklovers here on how to keep books "safe" and in good condition in storage? If you have any tips for that, do share! Thanks!