Hello and Welcome Back to Our Hobbies Our Shelves, a new A+ series where we take you on a tour of our home libraries. There's photos, and stories, and thoughts about what goes behind the books we love — there's also a detailed spreadsheet, crafted and organized like we are the librarians of our own lives. A damned delight!
So let's get to it, shall we?
Notes on Organization Scheme
Once upon a time, I organized books by logic. There was a shelf for each subsection (Black fiction before before the 2000s, Black fiction after the 2000s, feminist theory was broken down by wave, all the things). This was especially true when I was a PhD student, but my how times have changed!
Now my books are organized by what I can best describe as... feeling? Books on the Nightstand (more on that in a second) tend to be ones that make me smile when I see the titles. Books on the window sill mean I'm perpetually re-reading them and don't want to lose my place. Books on the bookshelf still have a...
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