Confessions of a Bookaholic – Form or Function?

Confessions of a Bookaholic

Hi, my name is Cat. And I’m constantly torn about how to arrange my bookshelves.

Form or Function

Book lovers know exactly what conflict I’m talking about here. It’s the age old question of form over function. Do we want a pretty bookshelf, or do we want a bookshelf that can hold as many books as possible?

And then! As if that wasn’t enough, how should the books themselves be arranged? Alphabetical order? Genre? Color? Everybody seems to have their own preference. And while none of these preferences is wrong, I’m still not sure which I want to go with.

Right now my bookshelves are definitely leaning towards function. Too much so, even for my taste. While they do their job – holding books – they don’t look nice or even organized right now. I desperately need a change. And I imagine I’m not the only one that has been dealing with the bookshelf blues.

Form or Function

I’m in the process of making myself a small library. Nothing crazy, just an empty room that I will soon fit with as many bookshelves as possible. I know what bookshelves I want. I’ve even started refinishing a few that I’m planning on moving into there.

But how do I want to fill them, that’s the question? And how many decorations/book ends/what have you do I want to tuck in alongside the books? I know it’s going to be one of those things where I decide in a per bookshelf basis, but it’s hard not to think it over in the meantime.

Does anybody feel like sharing their bookshelf photos, for inspiration?

About Liz (AKA Cat)

I am an avid animal lover, photographer, reader, and much more. While my photography blog is feeling a bit neglected at the moment, the other sites I'm involved in are going strong. ✧I review books, comics, and basically anything else in the literary world over at Quirky Cat's Fat Stacks (of Books). ✧I review comics and books, as well as write content for Word of the Nerd. ✧I review comics for Monkeys Fighting Robots. ✧I write content for Screen Rant and CBR. ✧I write book reviews for The Review Crew.
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