Do You Have a System?

Paul recently commented after reading my latest Monthly Reading Pool:

I have challenged myself to read a book from each shelf in the fiction section. … My goal is to pick at least one book from each shelf, and to do 2 shelves each trip (that way I can still get books on my regular reading list). … There are some obvious flaws in my plan (the library devotes 6 complete shelves to James Patterson).


Now I have exposed various systems for selecting my monthly reading list through the years, most recently various schemes to transfer my reading from paper and ink books to digital reading with easier to read font sizes. I have also forced the inclusion of a few “real” books in an effort to reduce the large numbers of books I had to move and find bookshelves for at my new home.

Notice that these systems are mostly concerned with storage space, failing eyesight, and the inevitable onset of death.

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New Year’s Cleanup

It’s time for the annual cleanup at ACOR:  Tomorrow is a new day, a new month, and especially a new year. Time to generate new reading lists, review old reading lists, start new pages on the website, etc. Any out-of-date pages will be updated shortly and several new blank pages may appear which will be filled with content in no time at all. Patience and understanding is appreciated until the change-over is complete.

Mac DaddyI would also like to make some significant room on my bookshelves. Right now my books are set up in three rows on each shelf (they are deep) and sometimes I go wild trying to find a title I want to read. I made some room this last year but that was because I added new shelves in the bedroom and not because I read a lot of books (actually, I did read a lot but many ebooks, many library books, and it seemed that every time I read a book from my shelf I also bought a new book from the internet).

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