I Can’t NOT Rearrange My Bookshelves

 

Book Blogger Hop

Do you re-arrange and move books around on the shelves or move books off of your bookshelves to another area after a certain amount of time or do you just leave them the way they are?

I move my books all the time. No placement will satisfy me more than a few weeks. I get a book high when I rediscover books I haven’t read but want to read. Usually I have a bookcase for (some) of my series and another for #booksfortrade and ARCs to review. On that bookcase I also have books on my TBR.

Right now I can’t figure out how to sort the books because I have too many I should rid of. Those books I know I should #booksfortrade but I just cannot part with them.  They are being wasted, though, sitting on my bookshelves, and I know that they’ll never be read unless I do something about t hat. They should have wonderful new homes. Rearranging a bit more will hopefully get me to pass those on.

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I Shall Conquer All the Books!

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Thursday Bookish Memes, or, What I Like in a Book, Harry Potter quote, and 3rd Sentence from “Crown of Midnight”

Booking Through Thursday
 
What is it about stories that you love? Is it the stories themselves? The people? The plot twists?
 
 
What do I love about stories? Uh, everything. You can’t have a story without plot and characters and people driven toward some outcome. If I don’t like a character, I probably wouldn’t put down the book just for that, though if the plot isn’t interesting, that’s where I draw the line. I can deal with an asshole/weak character if there’s a strong plot like a dystopia world, that’s usually interesting enough that I can survive the book while hating the character.
 
Ah, the plot twists. I don’t continue to read a book unless it surprises me or, in the case of Suffer the Children, where nothing was surprising, I plow through it as quickly as I can for the sake of moving it from my TBR shelf to my “Read” shelf at Goodreads.
 
(I’m picturing Fifty Shades of Grey and Twilight as the exceptions to my I-can-deal-with-weak-characters, though I made it through those too, even though the characters were insufferable.)
 

Harry Potter Moment of the Week

 

I’m picking my all-time favorite quote for this one:

Light can be found in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. –Albus Dumbledore


Third Sentence Thursday (pick random page)
 
From second book in the Throne of Glass series, Crown of Midnight:

Dorian stared at the odd spiral staircase. Celaena had found the legendary catacombs beneath the library. Of course she had.

As if I wasn’t already excited to read this book, I now absolutely cannot wait until chapter 44.

 
 

 

So many books

I realized something the other day. There are a hell of a lot of books out there and not all of them have enough people reading them. I like reading and I like writing. What better way to get the word out there for them but by writing about them?  I’ve never written a blog before and, consequentially, never had any readers.  I welcome your comments and suggestions. Let me know what you’d like to see and I’ll do my best to give it to you. If you have any books you’d like to hear about or that you think should be included in any list or blog entry, let me know. If I havent read it, I will. And if I have, I’ll add it for you.

Happy reading 🙂