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August 9: Top Ten Tuesday REWIND — go back and do a topic you missed over the years or recently or a topic you really want to revisit — I’ve made a handy spreadsheet to help (currently in the process of finishing it)
I chose Top Ten OCD Bookish Habits (from 7/10/12).
1. Alphabetical. My books are shelved alphabetical by author’s last name, and in chronological order of each series.
2. Bookmarks. Though I’ve collected far more bookmarks than I really need, I keep them organized and rotate the ones I use.
3. Holds. I check my library’s weekly acquisitions email as soon as possible, scanning through my favorite genres to be the first (or close) on the popular books, often hitting the hold limit.
4. Library Books. Due dates are written on a calendar and checked off when the book is returned, and books are kept in order from oldest to newest. Helps prevent late fees!
5. Order. If I get a book out of order, I’ll check out another and read them both, or return it. I never read out of order on purpose.
6. Re-reads. If I re-read a series, I always start from the first and read all the way to the most current. If I’m missing part of a series, no re-reading happens.
7. TBR list culling. I have no self-control when it comes to adding books to my digital TBR list. So I balance that out by going through the list every several months, and removing any titles I’m not still interested in reading.
8. TBR pile order. My TBR pile (the physical stack on my shelves) is kept in the exact order I got the books in, and do my best to read from oldest to newest. Unless I get a really good new book. I also try to make it fit in one pile, with mixed results.
9. Window Shopping. While in a bookstore/ at a library I will look up books on Goodreads and add them to my TBR list, but if I have less time, I just take a picture of the cover for later.
10. Wish lists. My library allows you to create digital wish lists of books to put on hold. I usually have between 3 to 5 of them at a time.