I finished organizing the Camp library this afternoon around 3:15, checked the time, and realized that I'd been working on it for about six straight hours--beginning around 9:15 and working through lunch. I love books. I don't like to stop working on projects before I'm finished. Honestly, I don't really see how people can do that, once they've got momentum going. For me, the momentum and the focus are so vital to any "get this shit done" project, especially one having to do with organization. Once they're lost, there's no way that stuff is getting put back.
Anyway, the categories are now as follows, from left to right across the dining hall wall. Categorical titles are quotes, unless otherwise noted.
Section one: empty. (Possibly a space for books to be reshelved by me. Zomg, I would so love for "librarian" to be my morning job.)
Second shelf: Misc. Fantasy:
Innocent Bystanders Affected By Magic**,
Top shelf: Animal Stories:
People With Animal Friends,
Stories Starring Animals.
Story Books. (Both needed a really tall shelf.)
The World Around Us: Science!
Animals, Weather, Geology, etc.
Sports Stories, Fiction & Nonfiction.
Books from/about Movies & TV. (Tragically small categories, you see.)
Comics, Manga, Graphic Novels. (Tragically large category.)
Books On Being A Kid. (Aka Captain Underpants. This section is also secretly known as "shit.")
Section seven, Top shelf:
Award-Winning Books & Authors,
Classic Stories. (I.e., Dahl's books, Journey to the Center of the Earth, etc.)
Second and third shelves:
Books On Growing Up. (Also mostly secretly and affectionately known as "shit*.")
Section eight: Staff Book Exchange.
I am a beast.
*(es) is not actually written on masking tape and stuck to the bookshelves.
**These are placed next to each other and listed under "magic." To label them separately would have taken too much space, aka more space than the actual respective groups of books.
***Please note that this is not at all to say that all coming-of-age literature is worthless. However, most coming-of-age lit is worthless, or at least, most of what we have here can be thus described.