Ever since I was a child I have loved books. I have many memories from my childhood of riding my bike to The Little Professor bookstore in search of another great read.
This passion has not subsided, but has grown over the years. I wish I still had all of the books I’ve purchased in my lifetime but due to moves and loaning books out I do not. But I still have a lot of books.
Several weeks ago I was at a bookstore that was closing. As I rummaged through the leftover books I was having a hard time remembering all the titles of books that I own. So I have decided to inventory all of my books. It will be a lot of work, but I am hoping that in the long run it will pay off.
My spreadsheet has sections for Fiction, Nonfiction, History & Politics, Biographies, and Travel books. As you can see, there are certain types of books that I buy more than others. The nonfiction category as of now is a catchall for the books that don’t fall into the other 4 types.
Going through this process has shown me that I have a habit of placing piles of books all over my apartment. Part of this project will involve gathering all of these books and organizing them into a more functional system. The picture to the right shows the books I collected from closets and shelves from all over.
I have my work cut out for me!