So, I have just today discovered that this week is book blogger appreciation week.
And seriously - what a horrible week for me for this to be. I am a book blogger, and I want to be appreciated and all, and I want to post things so that I can be appreciated. But this week I just so happen to have two friends in town and therefore don't want to be sitting in front of my computer blogging when I could be hanging out with them.
That said, this morning I had to work, and they went out without me and have not yet returned, so I figured I would do this little meme suggested by http://bookbloggerappreciationweek.com.
The question I have picked is:
And the answer is. . .
Well, I am sort of obsessive compulsive about having things in alphabetical order. EVERYTHING I have, pretty much, is in alphabetical order. I have about 1000 CDs, and they start with numbers and from there it goes on to the alphabet. And, if I have a ton of CDs of a certain band, they will be arranged alphabetically by album title. I know that a lot of people arrange CDs chronologically, but that just sort of irks me - it totally rubs me the wrong way. If even one of my CDs is out of place, I will have this horrible tense stressed out feeling until it is back in place.
All of my video games are in alphabetical order - by name of the console and then by name of the game.
All of my DVDs are in alphabetical order by title.
I've gotten better at this, but I used to have to have all of the clothes in my closet separated into colors and then arranged alphabetically by color name. Luckily, I am no longer that psycho.
All this said, it is therefore weird that my books do NOT tend to be arranged in alphabetical order. Theoretically I would like them to be (by name of author), but sometimes it's just not that easy.
First, I have three separate sections. I have books that I have already read that immediately jumped to my list of favorite books ever. I even have a special bookshelf for them (unfortunately both of these are in storage right now, waiting for me to move back to the United States). These books always remain in alphabetical order (even in the box in which they are presently suffocating) using the author's last name. Then I have a section for books which I have already read that didn't make that list (which is most books), and these tend to be arranged by size, and within size, they are alphabetical to the best of my ability.
Then, I have the books that are waiting to be read, and these, right now, unfortunately tend to be arranged in order of ones I most want to read to ones I least want to read.
Some of the weird but also super cool bookshelves in my apartment; trust me, there are many more books in our apartment than just that. :-)
In the past, when I lived on the other side of the atlantic ocean, I did manage to arrange them alphabetically. Now, though, in France, I tend to bring them back to the states to store when I am done with them, and the bookshelves here are so weird that they tend to just get thrown any which way, and there really is no specific order. It sends evil shivers down my spine.
I can't wait to move back to the other side of the ocean and to have all of my books with me and be able to have them all out and arranged how I like. If I ever have a house, the hallways will be lined with bookshelves. Awesomeness!