It's been ages since I did a discussion post and I thought it was about time I did. I know many us like to talk about the books we have waiting for us and heaven knows I have enough of them to talk about, lol.
While I don't have all of my books logged, according to what I do have logged, I have over 1600 books unread floating around my condo and on my Kindle. However, as I said, not all of my books are logged; that's an ongoing project. I have books on shelves, in piles on the floor, on my couch, on my coffee table, and even on my bed. Mind you, I have 11 bookcases of varying sizes and every room except the bathroom has at least one book case. It would be fair to say that books are my main decorating scheme and accessory. :D Sorry, no pictures, the condo is a mess right now.
The living room has my classics, my mythology, folklore, and fairy tale books, my humor books, high school and college year books, childrens books for the classroom and RE, unread print review books, and professional books (brain development, child development, literacy, music, editing, dictionaries, etc. and some reference books). In the office are my soapmaking books, more reference books (religion, philosophy, etiquette, symbology, etc) and some random books that had no other home. There are also several bags of books to be donated that I keep forgetting to, you know, actually put in the car, and donate. :P
The kitchen is boring, it has just cookbooks and a few local phone books. The bedroom has my genre books, mystery, romance, and speculative fiction, and some YA books that fall into those categories. By my bed I have a bookcase with a few meditation books, a few religion books, and my favorite speculative fiction authors - Kelley Armstrong (an entire shelf, double stacked, and part of another shelf), Patricia Briggs (almost an entire shelf, double stacked), all of the October Daye books by Seanan McGuire, and some books by Mary Brown, Tanya Huff, Anne Bishop, Carrie Vaughn, Mercedes Lackey, and JRR Tolkien as well as a few random one-offs and some unread, non-review, spec fic books waiting their turn.
Another bookcase has the rest of my spec fic books including a whole bunch of Star Trek novels, mostly from the 80s and 90s, Mira Grant books, Charles de Lint books, Anne MacCaffrey (mostly her Pern but a few others), and various other treasured spec fic books. The next bookcase is a mix of romance and mystery paperbacks - Nora Roberts, JD Robb, Sharyn McCrumb, Jessica Scott, Lynn Kurland, Bella Andre, Dorothy Gilman, Dick Francis, and random other mystery and romance authors. The last book case in the bedroom is a mish mash, being hardcovers or trade paperbacks that didn't fit on the other shelves, or random books that there was no room for on the other shelves either in the bedroom or in the living room. It has YA, MG, romance, classics, non-fiction, mysteries, and a few graphic novels.
My Kindle, oh my, it has so very many unread books and it's a similar eclectic mix. On my Paperwhite are a ton of ebooks and a few audio books, but most of my audio books are on my Kindle Fire and my cell phone. Those just work better for audio. My Fire, since it's a tablet and has color, has all of my illustrated childrens books and cookbooks. I don't bother with those on my Paperwhite, they just work so much better on the tablet. A few childrens books are on my phone but mostly my tablet so I'm not using up the storage space on my phone.
The Paperwhite has all of my review books, except for illustrated childrens book, and a variety of other books - romance, mysteres/thrillers/action, speculative fiction, YA, reference, professional, etc There are a few others that I own a lot of their ebooks so they have their own folders; those include Kelley Armstrong, JA Campbell, Jessica Scott and Krista D. Ball, among others. I keep most in the Cloud until I;m ready to read and then I download them. Otherwise, my Kindle fills up much too rapidly and I have to prune titles and send them to the Cloud.
What's on your shelves or ereader? How do you have your shelves organized?Share a picture, if you dare! :D