Today I am joined by Jessica of http://nayusreadingcorner.blogspot.com for another instalment of bookcase showcase.
The first picture of my review TBR books, is actually two piles, one behind the other. These are books I'd like to read for my 2011 challenges, as well as the books which I need to give priority. There are a few missing because the next couple of books I'll be reading usually stay on my bed (I do take them off at night), just so I don't forget them.
The second photo is an overall view of my shelves where I keep my books, for perspective. The bottom shelf is where I keep my review books. I put the oldest on the right, and the newest on the left. The piles which are on the left of the second shelf are the books which have several months before publication.
My method of keeping review books is admittedly a little hap-hazard. I keep a word document (not a spreadsheet), of which books I've been asked to read. All the rest are unrequested, and will all get read eventually. I did try putting post-its on the books with the publication date, and whether it was requested or unrequested but that idea soon got ditched when I would read them out of order. I don't envisage that my method of storing books for review will change any time soon. It's simple enough that I know what I need to read next. It's easy to add new books to the shelf, because by the time they arrive I've usually devoured enough book to create space for them.
My method works for me. I do admire those with more sophisticated systems, but it's not for me. I hope someone keeps their books in a similar way to me!