Remember that column I did a long time ago about getting control of my reading stack? Well, now is when it is actually happening. The New Year brings a lot of organizational needs put in me. I feel the need to get my house in order, literally and figuratively.
One of my first steps was to finally get another bookshelf. Bookshelves are important for the organizing process. Integral and much needed. Otherwise, your “organization” is just a stacks of books everywhere hoarder home.
Yes, I’ve got a lot of books. I think you’d be hard pressed to find a person on this site who doesn’t fit that description. I almost think it is a prerequisite to be a big comics fan.
While the process is still ongoing (and possibly never ending), it’s been a great way to locate all the things I e wanted to read but misplaced in the moment. Volume 2 of Letter 44 that I got in October? Found it. My copy of Curveball? Got that on a shelf and out of the stack.
So, you are probably thinking, why do I really care about this? Well, I’ve got two reasons for you. One, you should probably do this yourself. Organizing means rediscovering an old read that you can enjoy again. Or, if you are like me, finding that book you’ve been dying to read but misplaced.
Two, what is really good about reorganizing is once you catch up on everything, you start being able to check out the new stuff coming out. So far, I’ve been able to read new comics coming out today, like Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers #0 and Leaving Megalopolis: Surviving Megalopolis #1. Feeling free to jump into new series is totally worth it.
The real trick is going to be keeping up with organization. However, with all the new and interesting stories 2016 has to offer, at least now I have some incentive.