Monday, 5 October 2015

Bookshelf Tag

The ever-lovely Christine tagged me to make this super fun post, all about a bookworm's favorite thing: their bookshelf!

Prepare yourself, this is a long one.

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1~Describe your bookshelf (or wherever it is you keep your books-it doesn’t actually have to be a shelf!) and where you got it from:



I've had this shelf for . . . pretty much as long as I've been alive. It remains, to this day, the only bookshelf I have. We have like three family bookshelves, and my brother has one of his own, but this is the only one that's mine. 

2~Do you have any special or different way of organizing your books?
Ok, I'm kinda weird. I sort my books more or less by height, pretty much only varying from this when it would split up books by the same author. Like so:


I ran out of room, hence the horizontal stacks. But see how the largest books are at the edges?

3~What’s the thickest (most amount of pages) book on your shelf?
Well, I have a giant study bible on my shelf, does that count? Lol if not, I also have Eona by Alison Goodman, at 637 pages.




4~What’s the thinnest (least amount of pages) book on your shelf?
Hehe, a funny little book called Bloodhounds Inc. 2: The Mystery of the Invisible Knight, by Bill Myers, at a scant 124 pages.



Also, that is my stuffed moose Monroe. You may also call him Moses, because Lizzy did one time and it was hilarious. 

5~Is there a book you received as a birthday gift?
Ummm . . . most of them? XD I also get them for Christmas!

6~What’s the smallest (height and width wise) book on your shelf?
Pick any of the stacked ones:



Or one of the thin ones to the side!

7~Is there a book from a friend on your shelf?
These ones at least, possibly others as well:



The Enchanted Forest coloring book by Johanna Basford, The Cat's Pajamas (a picture-and-info book about cats!) by Rachael Hale, and How to Tell if Your Cat is Plotting to Kill You by . . . The Oatmeal. Ok.

8~Most expensive book?
Well, as I mentioned before, most of the books on my shelf are gifts, but . . . since my schoolbooks on the shelf also, probably The Illustrated Guide to Veterinary Medical Terminology by Janet Amundson Romich for like . . . $120? I can't quite remember. 




9~The last book you read on your shelf?
The Reckoning by M.L. Tyndall. I got it for my birthday last(ish) month!



10~Of all the books on your shelf, which was the first you read?
Of the ones on my shelf? Probably one of these two:



Shadow of His Hand by Anita Dittman, and Abby: Lost at Sea by Pamela Walls.


11~Do you have the complete series of any book series?
They're not really a "series," but I have all these Julie Klassen books:



There's also the other pirate books from the Reckoning picture in question 9 (which is all the books in the series so far), and the Abby books from pictures in 10 and 6. There's also these dragon books by Donita K. Paul, which is the actual, full (as far as I know) series:




12~What’s the newest addition to your shelf?
These three secondhand store finds, and my birthday book:



Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer, The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, and Cinder by Marissa Meyer.

13~What book has been on your shelf FOREVER?
Hmm . . .  gotta be those Abby books.

14~What’s the most recently published book on your shelf?
Harkening back once again to The Reckoning, which only released this past . . . July?

15~The oldest book on your shelf (as in, the actual copy is old)?
Oh, could be any of these, I actually have no earthly idea:



Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and The Return of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the Chronicles of the Deryni trilogy by Katherine Kurtz.

16~A book you’d hate to let out of your sight (aka a book you never let someone borrow)?
Ha! Well, like most people, I'd have to say . . . almost everything on my shelf. X) I do let my close friends borrow things, though. They know to be careful. ;)

17~Most beat up book?
Probably The Return of Sherlock Holmes, from the picture in 15.

18~Most pristine book?
ONCE AGAIN probably The Reckoning, because it's the newest, but most of my books are in excellent condition.

19~A book from your childhood?
Well, I already mentioned a couple, but there's this one also:



Andrea Carter and the Dangerous Decision by Susan K. Marlow. I got it when I was 12, so I don't know if it reeeaally counts as "childhood," but . . . close enough. All our books from when we were really young are stacked in the basement.

20~A book that’s not actually your book?
All the ones in the picture from 15 could possibly not be defined as "mine." Also I actually have one of my brother's books and a few "shared" books on my shelf, now that I look at it. Meh. There's no room on his shelf, either. And MOST of the books on his shelf are "shared," so . . . we just have books all over the place. X)

21~A book with a special/different cover (e.g. leather bound, soft fuzzy cover etc.)?
Not exactly, but this Wizardology book from Candlewick Press probably comes the closest, with faux jewels and raised writing on the cover:




22~A book that is your favorite color?
EON. RED. YAY.




23~Book that’s been on your shelf the longest that you STILL haven’t read?
Ha . . . haha . . . whoops. The first Deryni one from back in 15, and this one:



Sword in the Stars by Wayne Thomas Batson. It's not that I don't like Batson's work; I really do. I just can't seem to get into this one? I'm like a third in, and I've been there for months. Oopsy. Also, that's my brother's dagger that I borrowed for this photo op. He got it in Alnwyck Castle in Scotland!

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As you can maybe tell, I busted out my trusty Canon for this book photoshoot. It was fun! The tag and the pictures.

I won't tag anyone, as per usual, but if you want to do it, please go ahead! BUT!!! Go back to Christine's tag for the questions. I took out a few of them, since the answer would have just been, ". . . nope!" Have fun!