When you were sent to go "alpha" a section, you went and (you guessed it!) put it in alphabetical order. Sometimes. If you were in a simple section like fiction, anyway. Oh did I say simple? I meant literary fiction, because genre could be a real bitch, with all those series... Other sections got broken down by subject and then author, or sometimes just by title. But regardless of whatever section you were in, there was a method to the madness, and it was your job to bring it back to that ordered chaos.
I loved it. I loved it so much. I would (and did, on occasion) happily spend an entire eight hours putting a section to rights. It soothed a part of my soul that craves structure and sense.
|Shelf of Dreams aka Poetry and Travel (the next shelf down has Religion and Philosophy)|