Thanks AlPe! I appreciate the info!
After several hours of reading through the forums later....I found an ereader that does exactly what I want....sort and organize based on meta-data...plus about a gazillion other features that ereaders SHOULD have been incorporating for the last several years!
The reader is called "Marvin" and you can read about it on this MR thread:
or you can go to the app's website at http://marvinapp.com/
Free Download. It is for iPad only right now, but the Developer - someone very active on the above thread - has an iPhone and Android version in the plans for the near future.
This app has been touted as a Stanza/Kindle/iBooks/Bluefire replacement...and those using it actually mean it!!