A message for my followers!

Hello everyone and happy Sunday.  I’ve had lots of new followers finding my blog over the last couple of weeks, which is brilliant, and a huge thank you to you all for stopping by.  However, if you’ve only just joined me you might have missed that this blog has now been put out to pasture!  My current blog is at www.thisgirlsbookroom.com and it’s here you can keep up to date with all my reviews and bookish discussions.  I’d love you to follow me there 🙂

Come on over…

If you’re following Girl, reading via this website then welcome and thank you! However, there is now a new and improved Girl, reading for you to enjoy.  I moved my blog to a new URL a couple of months ago, so if you’d like to keep up to date with all my latest musings then that’s where you need to head.  My new permanent home is www.girlreading.net so I hope you’ll join me there soon…

I have moved!

Just a quick blog to alert all my followers to a change of location.  From now my Girl, reading blog can be found at http://www.thegirlreading.wordpress.com or http://www.girlreading.net.  You’ll be able to read all my past posts there as well.  You can still find everything on my facebook page Girl, reading or continue to follow me on twitter @GirlReading1.  Thank you to all of you who’ve taken the time to read my blog, it’s much appreciated!

A brief and trivial bookish thought for today!

Book lovers will agree on many things: that there’s never enough time to get through all the books you want to read, or that book shelves are never big enough to house all the ones we’d like to own.  Yet judging by some conversations I’ve had with my fellow book enthusiasts recently there’s one dilemma that divides us: how to organise our book collection.  It’s a question, I guess, that any collector faces whatever their passion.  (I remember a long afternoon spent attempting to rearrange my DVDs so that each one was connected to the one next to it by either actor or director.  I failed.)  My book system of choice is pretty simple: all an author’s book together, fiction separated from non-fiction – and that’s it.  I was intrigued, then, to discover a few weeks ago that a work colleague of mine shelves her books by colour.  And today I had an unexpectedly involved tête-à-tête with another bookworm about how she organises her books autobiographically.  These more esoteric arrangements leave me twitching slightly at the thought that they result in books by the same author ending up – horror of horrors – on different shelves….but they are undoubtedly imaginative and intriguing.  I particularly love the idea of using your book collection as a way of telling your own life story; I can certainly place where I was, both literally and emotionally, when I was reading each one.  So how do you curate your personal library?  I would love to know.