14 Replies Latest reply on Dec 16, 2012 9:17 PM by Purple_Ice

    Shelving books

      I was curious as to what labels other people were using to organize their shelves for the wide variety of nookbooks we have available here. For now I only have a few typical shelves, but I wondered if there was anything else you guys use.

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          bklvr896

           


          Ryan_L wrote:

          I was curious as to what labels other people were using to organize their shelves for the wide variety of nookbooks we have available here. For now I only have a few typical shelves, but I wondered if there was anything else you guys use.


           

          I have 4 shelves

           

          Reading

          Read

          To be Read

          User Guides

           

          Since the User Guide shelve shows up in both folders, I put one book into the User Guide shelf in My B&N Library and use that to get to the unshelved section.

           

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            I haven't created any yet but I will be doing one for the classics for sure! I hope others reply. I'd love to hear how others are doing this as well.

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                Ya_Ya

                Mine are mostly Genre, although I have one for my favorite author.  They are:

                 

                Library (for library books)

                Arthurian Legend (I have a soft-spot for retellings of the Arthur story, mostly those from a female perspective)

                Fantasy

                Suspense

                YA  (Young Adult)

                Thriller

                Horror

                Chick Lit

                Nonfiction

                Childhood Favorites

                LMA (Louisa May Alcott)

                Lend Me

                Classics

                 

                Most of my books are on at least two shelves, sometimes three or more.  All of the LMA are on Childhood Favorites, and so are most of the Classics.

                 

                I don't read many series, but I can absolutely see the use to having series shelves as well.

                 

                 

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                mbratch

                I am using a NookColor, but I think the concept applies the same way mostly...

                 

                I'm curious how people manage the books they've already read. I'm vacillating on my options. Initially I was archiving them and removing them from shelves to get them out of my way. But now I'm wondering if that's what I really want to do. I did notice that when you Archive a book, it goes away from the home page and from the Library. But if it's on a shelf, its cover stays on the shelf as well as automatically going into a specially designated "Archive" shelf. So right now I'm thinking I'll archive but leave it on the shelf. I dunno....

                 

                But I am interested in how you all are doing it. I see some people are making their own "Read" (past tense) shelf and not archiving. Pros and cons?

                 

                Thanks

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                    Ya_Ya

                     


                    mbratch wrote:

                     

                    But I am interested in how you all are doing it. I see some people are making their own "Read" (past tense) shelf and not archiving. Pros and cons?

                     


                     

                    I'm a re-reader, so I'm just leaving them out there in case I want to read them again.  I don't help for the reason you asked, though.

                     

                    I should just go watch the hockey game.  (The old one, since the new one is going to be on at 8PM.)

                    • Re: Shelving books
                      bklvr896

                       


                      mbratch wrote:

                      I am using a NookColor, but I think the concept applies the same way mostly...

                       

                      I'm curious how people manage the books they've already read. I'm vacillating on my options. Initially I was archiving them and removing them from shelves to get them out of my way. But now I'm wondering if that's what I really want to do. I did notice that when you Archive a book, it goes away from the home page and from the Library. But if it's on a shelf, its cover stays on the shelf as well as automatically going into a specially designated "Archive" shelf. So right now I'm thinking I'll archive but leave it on the shelf. I dunno....

                       

                      But I am interested in how you all are doing it. I see some people are making their own "Read" (past tense) shelf and not archiving. Pros and cons?

                       

                      Thanks


                       

                      Although I have a "read" shelf, I still archive a lot of books.  There are some I will leave on the device and that shelf is also for the My Documents folder where archiving isn't an option.  But since I have a Nook 3G, I pretty much have access to my archived books anytime I want, so it isn't a problem to get an archived book back if I want it.  The My Documents section, not so easy, hence the "read" shelf.

                       

                      Now if they only had a shelf where I could put the books that "I'd rather my mom didn't see" on it and hid it and the books, I'd be really happy. :smileyvery-happy:

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                          mbratch

                           


                          bklvr896 wrote:

                           

                          Although I have a "read" shelf, I still archive a lot of books.


                          OK so when you archive them, do you remove them from other shelves they may have been on, or do you leave them (their covers, actually) there?

                           

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                              bklvr896

                               


                              mbratch wrote:

                               


                              bklvr896 wrote:

                               

                              Although I have a "read" shelf, I still archive a lot of books.


                              OK so when you archive them, do you remove them from other shelves they may have been on, or do you leave them (their covers, actually) there?

                               


                              I have a Nook, not a NookColor so once I tap "Hide Archive" all the archived books disappear.  I have no idea if they retain their shelf or not as I haven't tried it.

                               

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                              Desert_Brat

                               


                              bklvr896 wrote:

                              Now if they only had a shelf where I could put the books that "I'd rather my mom didn't see" on it and hid it and the books, I'd be really happy. :smileyvery-happy:


                              Ah ... among other things, mothers have eyes in the back of their heads; supersonic senses for hearing, smell, taste and touch; ESP and the ability to read minds; and don't need a clock to tell time ... you didn't know that? :smileyhappy:

                               

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                            Home page . . .

                             

                             

                            • I use the home page for books I'm currently reading, the next book I will read, and the next 4 books I will read.  The currently reading book cover is pinched to a larger size and moved off the shelf onto the upper area.  The next book to read is also in this upper area but smaller than current one.  The next four books I want to read are on the bottom shelf.  I like seeing the home page and book covers when I open the CNook so when I stop reading I return to the home page each time.  Then I only have to tap the current book to begin reading.

                             

                            Shelves . . .

                             

                             

                            • My first shelf is for "Samples" of books.  The banding is not always accurate it seems so putting the samples on a seperate shelf helps me keep track of what are samples.
                            • Next shelf is for Pre-ordered books
                            • Next I have shelves by author for those I read constantly or have series book sets (more than 4 books in a set)
                            • Next is a "True Crimes" shelf
                            • Next is a Misc Books shelf for nook manuals and other non-pleasure reading materials/books (TIP - I made name of the shelf:  XMisc Books  so that it would put this shelf near the bottom of the list when shelves were arranges by title.
                            • Last is the Archives shelf

                             

                            I archive books after reading them but them also add a copy to the appropriate shelf.  This helps me to keep track of what books in a series or by author that I have previously read.  Previously I have not put books on shelves till after reading them, using the library to find a new book to start.  I'm not sure but think I might just put all books on shelves and forget using the library section?

                             

                            Any ideas/suggestions welcome!!!!

                            Have a great day!

                            Teri

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                                thans56 wrote:

                                Home page . . .

                                 

                                 

                                • I use the home page for books I'm currently reading, the next book I will read, and the next 4 books I will read.  The currently reading book cover is pinched to a larger size and moved off the shelf onto the upper area...  

                                 

                                 

                                Thanks Teri! 

                                 

                                I didn't know that you could "Pinch" the Cover icons, I like that idea.  Shelving my books on my NC makes me crazy. :smileymad:  So, organizing on the Home Pages is the best I can do. 

                                 

                                B.  :smileyhappy:

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                                Samples

                                Non Fiction

                                Read

                                Ushelved (all unread and currently reading)

                                • Re: Shelving books

                                  As a teenager I worked in a library. So the first thing I did with my Nook Classic
                                  was define the primary 100 categories of the Dewey Decimal System as shelves, from "000 GENERALITIES" through "990 GENERAL HISTORY OF OTHER AREAS". Refer to any Dewey Decimal chart for the complete list...


                                  A glutton for punishment, I then proceeded to add about 100 more shelves. Yeah - I know. But I had to have categories for special series like "Harvard Classics" and of course every fiction genre' I could think of: "Fiction: Western", "Fiction: Science Fiction", "Fiction: Romance", "Fiction: Pulp", "Fiction: Paranormal Romance", "Fiction: Other", "Fiction: Newberry Award", "Fiction: Mystery", etc. down to "Fiction: Action-Adventure".


                                  You might have noticed I listed my genre's in reverse? What I didn't realize in my zeal was that shelves are displayed by default with the most recently defined on top! So I ended up with everything upside down! And not even I wanted to shuffle 200 shelves like the Towers of Hanoi! <LOL>


                                  Needless to say the bulk of my approximately 3,500 sideloaded titles reside in "Unshelved" If I had it to do over (and I may if I have to reregister my Nook and lose all that work) I'd probably make do with just a handful: "Recently Read" / "Reading Now" / "To Be Read" - very similar to the "Home Page" panels on the Nook2. (amusingly, the Spell Check function suggests replacing "Nook2" with "Nook")


                                  If (like me) you have thousands of books on your Nook, a directory list can be 3-400 pages - a major strain on the bezel buttons! You can ease the pain by creating an "Index" shelf as a portal.


                                  Create a new shelf (e.g., "Index") then select "Place on or remove from shelf" and scroll through your book list page-by-page (just this once!) adding titles from the middle of each alphabetic group as you go (rather than just the first title from each letter of the alphabet - this will minimize the average seek time as you scroll through the directory later). Note that you might want to add multiple entries under "T" if you have a lot of titles beginning with the word "The"...
                                   
                                  You can then Go To your Index shelf at will (which automatically turns shelves on), back up one level and use the up/down arrows to quickly highlight the anchor title you wish to jump to, then just hit "Change View" -> "Hide Shelves". You'll find yourself sitting in a complete directory with the title you selected still at the cursor! A lot better than hitting the page forward button 200 times...

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                                    I shelve by series example 1: Quits of Almish by Nora Roberts Then i shelve by example 2: Unread 2: Samples 2: Favorites, 2: Worthless Then I shelve by 3: Classics, 3: Romance 3: Scifi etc. I use the numbers so i can group the shelves in catagories and between shelves i'll do a blank shelf to seperate the catagories.