My books, bringing order from chaos
November 16, 2005
I like bringing order from chaos in my bookshelf from time to time. (Most of the time, with a lot of encouragement from my wife).
I always try to order stuff by subject:
- Novels. You know, paperbacks, stories, all kind of things.
- Christianity. Here I place my Bibles, commentaries, history of christianity, and books that speak mostly about the “christian” life. “Mere Christianity”, “Bruchko”, that sort of thing.
- Religion. All the rest of the books that are related to christianity and religion. Books on how it was to live in the time of Jesus, books on studying the Bible, books on Judaism.
- Other religions. Rumi’s poetry. Gibran. Lao Tse.
- Classics. Here I’ve got an entire collection of the “Harvard Classics” I inherited from my grandfather. It’s got so much stuff (which I never read).
- Art. My art history books. Painters’ books too.
- Latin American Literature. The best there is.
I’ve got a lot of stuff I inherited from my dad. Most of it in fact. I haven’t read half of it. I’m read very slowly. Maybe some day. Maybe my kids if I ever have children. Who knows.
Do you have a special way of keeping track of your books? What’s your secret?