Guest Post Dawn Chartier with a Giveaway!


Yesterday I was cleaning out my closet and rearranging my books. I realized I haven’t read half of them, yet I keep on buying. My TBR pile is getting out of hand. My hubby started calling me a book hoarder. Hmm. I wouldn’t call a large closet and study room full of books a hoarder, but apparently he thinks so. (he should see my friends closets.)


Anyway, organizing my closet got me thinking. Should I put my books in some kind of TBR order? I would love some feedback on this. I haven’t a clue on organizing books. I guess I could do the B&N thing and put them in alphabetical order by author and genre’, but even they mess up on the genre from time to time. Maybe I could put the books I’ve read to the back, and the TBR ones to the front or maybe I could put the books I want to read on another shelf or maybe I should color code them or put them in alphabetical order by title. Argh. So many choices.


I can’t decide on how to organize them, how do you do it or do you leave it as is like I do? Oh, and I haven’t even touched the books in my kindle. So then the question of which book do I chose to read next? How do you decide which one? Or maybe you read more than one at a time like I do. I keep one on my Kindle, one on my iPad, one on my cell phone, one in the bathroom (lol), one in the bedroom, etc.


Being a book-a-holic is hard, but being an author with lots of author friends is even harder. I have to buy all of their books to show my love and support. And trying to read them all is really really really hard. Just too little time.


So answer these two questions for a chance to win an e-book of Not An Angel, and a surprise gift from New Orleans. First, do you organize your books, if so, how? Second, how do you decide which TBR book to chose next?


Blurb for Not An Angel:


Kira McCoy wants to die. Losing her husband and daughter tragically left her without hope. Now her disturbed brother-in-law will stop at nothing to have her for himself. All she wants is to find peace, but instead finds herself on top of a bridge ready to end her suffering.

Protector of the Poryria, Trace Stuart is called to defend his race or embrace death. Defending humans is not part of the plan, but he cannot stop himself from saving Kira.
Realizing that he shares a special bond with Kira, Trace defies his Queen and rushes into the heart of darkness in order to rescue the woman he loves. Will Kira be able to reach past her own pain to pull them both into the light?


Thanks for having me today! Comment for a chance to win!



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16 thoughts on “Guest Post Dawn Chartier with a Giveaway!

  1. Organization and me are not friends. lol My book collection is badly in need of being put in order but I flip through them looking for certain titles so nothing much remains in order. Well, except for keeping books by the same author together. I tend to make sure I do that at the very least.
    And when it comes to picking out my next read… I kind of go with whatever cover or title or author grabs my attention. One week I am reading paranormals like mad, then suddenly I want a historical. Or maybe one week I decide to tackle a series by a certain author. It all depends on my mood. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • Lady Vamp,

      You sound like me. Sometimes if a cover catches my eye, I’ll read that one next.

      Thanks for stopping by,

  2. I usually organize my books by titles,genres and size.I have separate shelves for YA novels,classics etc.And about my next read,I mostly decide by the description of the book.Or the recent blurb going on about the new releases.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway !


    • Ifrah,

      Wow! You are organized. I bow to you. lol

      Great suggestions.


  3. I keep my books fairly organized. All the same authors are all together and I have them in series order also. I do have way to many books also. It if hard for me to give any away. I have to use that book hoarder comment. I had to buy another book shelf. My husband took his books off my shelf and got his own because he stated that I pushed all his books to the back and he could not even see his. (I did push them all the way in the back)haha.
    thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

    • Chris,

      That is too funny that you pushed your husbands books to the back and he had to get his own shelf. lol

      My hubby doesn’t like to read, can you imagine!


  4. I am so not organized. In the living room most of my books are organized by color because I saw that on a design show, in the spare room/library books are organized by… um, size maybe? I do have a few places for unread reads, and I have a virtual tbr shelf on my kindle, but that’s about it. And I read several books at a time, one on my nook, my kindle, my phone and usually a paperback or two (and yes, I’m a bathroom reader too, but sometimes I just keep books I like to re-read in there).

  5. We sound alike, Kate.

    Maybe I should try that color organization too. Glad I’m not the only one reading books on several different devices.


  6. I am in no way, shape or form an organizer. I don’t even have my books organized I just keep piling them up and then start a new one when that gets to high. I don’t give any away till I have read them. I should stop buying them also.

    mary_reiss @

    • Mary, well your no help. Lol We are in the same boat. Thanks for stopping by.

  7. Hey girl, I have my books organized by order of importance to me. lol. So, yes there is a top shelf. I’d put you up there for sure! Hugs—Rachel Firasek

    • How sweet of you to say, Rachel… Hugs back at ya.

  8. This is a tough one! I bought a house based purely on a room with walls of built-in bookcases! I have my books divided into four sections: books to review for my book blog, in order of release date; my TBR shelves, which currently are in no order whatsoever and at last count had gone over 200 books (yikes); my urban fantasy-paranormal romance shelves, organized by author last name, and in series order; and “other”–my Stephen King collection, my Susan Howatch collection, etc. And I have empty shelves, which means more books! Let’s not even talk about the books on my Kindle 🙂

  9. Wow, Suzanne. You bought a house because of the bookcases. I love it.
    And over 200 books. Geesh, I thought I was bad. I stopped counting.

    P.s. I love your free read on your blog!

  10. Good luck! I try to organize my purchased books in a rough genera order. If I get books to review I put them in their own pile. My ebooks get put either in a shelf of misc books or to be reviewed. Beyond that I started an excel spreadsheet just so I could keep track of when I got the books just so I don’t let them sit too long without a review. I admit I still find the TBR pile growing. It’s like grey hairs, I read one and two more take its place.

    Thanks for the giveaway! jbronderblogs at aol dot com

    • Jessica,

      You hit the nail on the head.
      “It’s like grey hairs, I read one and two more take its place.” That is sooooooo true! lol

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