Over the winter holiday, I drank hot chocolate and celebrated Christmas and had a chance to see a bunch of different friends and family.
I also moved. The husband and I bought our first house back in October, and settlement was just before Christmas. Thankfully, it wasn't quite as stressful as when Donna moved because I wasn't also planning a wedding or ripping down wallpaper. But I am currently living out of boxes and everything takes twice as long to do because first we have to find where we packed things before we can do anything.
BUT. I'ts going to be totally worth it in the end, because I am the proud owner of a mega-awesome office.
This is only half the room. Two of the walls have floor-to-ceiling built in bookshelves, PLUS we still have the six bookcases from our old place, which means I'll finally have room for all my books!
And oh yeah, that door? It leads to this:
My second floor deck!
It might be covered in snow now, but come the springtime it'll be adorned with planters and adirondack chairs!
The only problem is first I have to finish doing this:
It's my own fault, really. In my head, yellow bookcases with light blue backing and dark blue trim sounded awesome. And they are. When they're finished. Which will happen. Eventually.
In the meantime, as I started to put away some books in our old bookcases, I realized something. I need a system. I need to figure out a way to put the books away that makes sense.
I've decided to do it by category. Here's what I have so far:
Graphic Novels (mine)
Graphic Novels (husband's)
Literary Adult Novel
Adult Historical Fiction
But I feel like I might be missing something. So, I turn to all of you: what other categories should I have? Or should I go a completely different way? I have two friends who organize their bookshelves by color. How do YOU all organize yours?