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11 May, 2015

Bout of Books Bookish Survey Challenge.

1. How do you organize your shelves?

Quite a few of my books are currently shelf-less. The mass market paperbacks currently reside in boxes that line one wall of the living room. The big book case in the living room has books grouped together by author, and the bottom two shelves are RPG gaming books. In front of that book case there are piles of books waiting for the next set of shelves to be built (hopefully this summer). My two small book cases in the computer room are organized by subject. Cookbooks take up 2 shelves, Graphic Novels on another shelf. The Indyspensible collectors editions on another shelf, and my classroom resource books and textbooks I've kept for reference are on another two shelves. The last free space has my bookcrossing registered TBR pile (or a majority of them) the top shelves on each of these bookcases are short, so I use them for non book storage.

2. What is one of your favorite book that’s not in one of your favorite genres?

Les Miserable by Victor Hugo.  I read this in high school and it has stuck with me over the years as one of my favorites.

3. What is the last 5 star book you read?

The last book I gave five stars to on goodreads which was not a manga was The Golem and the Jinni by Helene Wecker. I listened to this earlier this winter and absolutely loved it it. It was a fantastic blend of fantasy and historical fiction that made me want to know more after it ended.

4. What book are you most excited to read during the read-a-thon?

I don't hve a set bunch of titles to pull from do I am exited to try and get some of my older books from the TBR pile read finally, quite a few of them are longer books which I didn't feel comfortable toting around as commute books during the school semester, so this break between classes this week will be perfect for trying to read them out of the TBR pile.

5. What book do you recommend the most?

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss.

Bout of Books


sprite said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one with piles of semi-organization!

The Golem and the Jinni has been on my TBR list for a while. I'm hoping to get to it sometime over the next month as part of this year's Once Upon a Time Reading Challenge.

Shaunesay Eslanai said...

I love Les Mis too!