This week I actually have time to answer the Follow Friday, hosted by Alison Can Read and Parajunkee, question, so here we go:
What do you do with your books after you are done reading them?
I desperately try and find a place for them somewhere in my room. If I didn't like the book, it's more likely that I will lose it because I don't like seeing "bad" books next to my favourites on a bookshelf, it just feels wrong, slightly sacrilegious even. I don't really read library books, although maybe I should, so I can't return them either.
With E-books I just leave them on there, although I fo shift them from collection to collection. Don't laugh, but I have a 'New Netgalley' and an 'Old Netgalley' collection, and when I've read and reviewed a book it moves from the former to the latter, unless I hated it in which case I archive it and never look at it again.
And there's also time for the Book Blogger Hop, which I haven't done in aaageees! Now hosted by Billy Burgess over at Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer, here's the question:
How do you organize your books to be read?
If they're E-books, I have loads of different collections on my Kindle. Two of them are for Netgalley books, another just called '2013 Reviews', another 'Desperately TBR'. Sometimes I think I have too many different folders, but since I usually read several books at the same time I hop from one collection to the other. With hardcovers I put them in a very visible place, and that's as far as that organisation goes. The oldest ones go on top, so I read them first, but that's it.
This week I am using a book I just finished for Book Beginnings (Rose City Reader) and Friday 56 (Freda's Voice) and it's 'The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic' by Emily Croy Barker. I absolutely loved it and the review will be up tomorrow!
'Much later, Nora would learn magic for dissolving glue or killig vermin swiftly and painlessly or barring mice from the house altogether, but that morning - the last normal morning, she later thought of it - as she padded into the kitchen in search of coffee, she was horribly at a loss when she saw the small brown mouse wriggling on the glue trap in front of the sink.'I absolutely love magic, that shouldn't be a surprise, and this book is just really fun. Nora is a great character and really pragmatic, in a good sense of the word, even though the BB might not seem like it. But who isn't at at a loss when faced with a random mouse?
'"What did he do yo you?" Moscelle said quickly."I don't know, exactly," said Nora, "but I couldn't tell how many legs a horse has.""Is it a riddle?""No, I just didn't know.""Oh, darling, you know how many legs a horse has, don't you?""Four," Nora said carefully.'It's perhaps a bit long, but I just thought this part was really funny because when it happens, Nora just seems so affronted by the fact she can't remember how many legs a horse has! There's quite a lot of humour in the book, which made it really fun to read!
So, how about you? What do you do with your books? And which one did you pick for the memes?