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(The Global Mail)   Funniest article by a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist about bookshelf organizing you'll read all day. Bottom line: Put your Drew Curtis book next to the works of somebody he'd want to drink with (like Hunter S. Thompson or Hemingway)   ( divider line
    More: Amusing, Drew Curtis, Jonathan Safran Foer, Margaret Atwood, Jonathan Franzen, Martin Amis, William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Virginia Woolf  
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2012-11-06 02:37:56 PM  
3 votes:
I file them chronologically by date that I finished colouring them.
2012-11-06 12:24:50 PM  
3 votes:
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2012-11-06 01:55:27 PM  
2 votes:
Co-worker of my SO got parents a 'House Clean' gift certificate.

The older helper cleaned their library, and lined up all their books by height!

/mixed in all their grandkid's books, too...
2012-11-06 01:43:52 PM  
2 votes:
That was the funniest article by a Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist about bookshelf organizing that I've read all day. It was also the worst. It was also the only.

Of those three, though, being the worst is what stands out. I like to be grandiose and wordy, but geesh!
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-11-06 12:22:02 PM  
2 votes:
I put books by Hitler and Churchill next to each other.
2012-11-06 12:15:45 PM  
2 votes:
Subby, you have some brown substance on your nose...
2012-11-06 01:53:06 PM  
1 vote:
I sure hope this book-voodoo gets Drew the Pulitzer.
2012-11-06 01:51:41 PM  
1 vote:
i wouldn't have any books, so i'd just let her put her Twilight series and 50 shades books wherever the hell *she* wants
2012-11-06 01:41:12 PM  
1 vote:
With kids, 6 yr old daughter and 4 yr old son. It dosen't mater what order I put books in, they will pull them, down to read or pretend to anyway
2012-11-06 12:57:56 PM  
1 vote:
Um, keeping your bookshelves organized? Is that the Jim Gaffigan level of white people problems?
2012-11-06 12:52:50 PM  
1 vote:

ltdanman44: Sadly, these are the only books I own.

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Where do they go?

On the awesome shelf, obviously.

A local geek tavern opened up (Storm Crow Tavern) and I almost made a mess in my pants when I saw a full collection of CYA books there for patrons to read.
2012-11-06 12:45:56 PM  
1 vote:
We got into a little bit of a tiff when we did our bookshelves.

We have three separate areas: nonfiction, fiction and children/ya fiction.

Fiction is alpha by author then chronological.

NF is LOC order. I drew the line at labelling the books with the LOC number on the spine, and he desperately wanted to use his lablemaker.
2012-11-06 12:45:48 PM  
1 vote:
I churn books constantly. That way, they eventually get dusted.

I have to agree with the American socialite who said "I hate dirt so much that when the house gets dirty I have to go live in a hotel."

I can also second the practical notion, from Quintin Crisp, the famous Queen, that "after four years the dust doesn't get any thicker".
2012-11-06 12:39:50 PM  
1 vote:
Sadly, these are the only books I own.

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Where do they go?
2012-11-06 12:35:39 PM  
1 vote:
We organize ours by color. Oh you want that cookbook with the banana bread recipe? That's over in "Blue"
2012-11-06 12:33:06 PM  
1 vote:
I prefer to organize my books by stacking them in a big pile in the middle of the room. I organize my laundry the same way.
2012-11-06 12:26:23 PM  
1 vote:

Holocaust Agnostic: How do I file "Touched: the Jerry Sandusky story"?

Between Vladimir Nabokov and Lewis Carroll.
2012-11-06 12:24:23 PM  
1 vote:
Alphabetized by author. DVDs alphabetized by title. Music by genre and then year (I like listening through the eras).

/Keeps my mild OCD in check
2012-11-06 12:23:42 PM  
1 vote:
How do I file "Touched: the Jerry Sandusky story"?
2012-11-06 12:22:05 PM  
1 vote:
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Drew's not that picky, subster.
2012-11-06 12:17:07 PM  
1 vote:
Prefers to organize "autobiographically":

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