Welcome to another book tag. This one is centered around my bookshelves. Now I found this over at Dreamland Book Blog and the answers were mostly in photos. I may include some photos, but I really suck at taking pictures so this will probably mainly be text. This is also a long one, so I’d best get started!
- Describe your bookshelf and where you got it from.
Well, I actually have 7 bookshelves. I’ve gotten 4 of them from Walmart, a combo of 2 tall and 2 short. Then I have 2 invisible shelves I bought at Barnes and Noble. I have a little wall shelf that I won at a raffle at an event. Then my pride and joy is my huge case that my husband built for me, taking up one wall, expecting me to “never be able to fill that one”. Sorry babe. Don’t challenge me. It’s already stuffed!
- How do you organize your books.
So my tall shelves are for hard covers. Or so at least that is how it started. Then they go by series. Now, they start at hardcover series at the top and work their way down to large paperbacks. I do try to at least keep series together. Sometimes I fail at keeping authors together. My short shelves are all mass market by series and by author if I can. My invisible hanging shelves currently have hardcovers my big shelves have no room for and I needed to keep the series together. My won shelf has mass markets. My favorite shelf starts with hardcovers at the top and works its way down to mass markets. Again, series stay together, and hopefully authors completely if I can. I say that I keep series together, but I have not put the series in order on the shelf. I just put them together. One of these days I will get them all in order. That is if I can find room to get them all. I’ve got books laying on top of where they should go because I can’t squeeze them in.
- What’s the longest book on your shelves?
- What is the shortest book on your shelves?
- Is there a book you received as a birthday gift?
Well, no one actually buys me a book for my birthday. I get gift cards. I read so much and out of the genre that my other family members read, that no one knows what to get me. I have received books for other reasons, my friend Annie sent me the graphic novel Battlepug after a surgery and my parents gifted me I Declare by Joel Olsteen with beautiful letters from both her and my dad for Christmas one year.
- Is there a book from a friend on your bookshelf?
Yes, my Battlepug graphic novel from Annie
- The most expensive book on your bookshelf
I won’t allow myself to overspend. Although if I found Fistful of Charms by Kim Harrison in hard cover under $200, I probably would splurge. However, I have to say it is my J.R. Ward, Black Dagger Brotherhood Virtual Signed copies. They are all about the same price and I have quite a few of them.
- Last book you read on your shelf
- Do you have a complete series?
I do have a few. J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood, Chloe Neill’s Chicagoland Vampires, Jaye Well’s Sabina Kane, Darynda Jones’ Charley Davidson to name a few.
- What’s the newest addition to your shelf?
- What’s the oldest book on your shelf?
- What’s a book you would hate to let out of your sight (AKA no one touching it)?
I don’t really know how to answer that because I’m pretty picky about my books. I don’t like anyone touching any of them. They are there to be looked at. I think because everyone knows my issues with books, no one tries to touch them or even read them. I suggest books, may point it out, but I really don’t like anyone pulling a book off the shelf. Any of the books.
- What’s you’re most beat up book?
Mastering the Tarot by Eden Gray. It got a lot of wear and tear!
- What’s your most pristine book?
That again, would have to be The Chosen. It’s the newest, just landed on my shelf a couple of days ago, and so far I don’t think I’ve even let any dust particles settle!
- What’s a book that doesn’t belong to you?
That would be the Harry Potter books and the cookbooks. They all belong to my daughter, but she ran out of shelf space so they ended up on my shelves.
- Name a book that is your favorite color
- Name a book that has been on your shelf the longest and you still haven’t read
Phenomenon by Sylvia Brown. Not sure why I haven’t read it. I have a few of hers and was going through a phase of doing some spiritual investigation.
- Of all the books on your shelf, which was the first you read?
- Do you have any signed books?
I would say that probably 40% of my library is signed. This is part of the reason I end up with so many unread books on my shelf. I go to signings and buy up whatever books are being offered by the author and have them sign them all. Then I also start collecting for upcoming signing events so that I’ll have books to take with me to get signed instead of maybe paying full price at the event. I love signed books!
Whew, that was a LONG one! I did get some pictures in there. I don’t know if it helped shorten this down any or not, but I’m sure it broke up some of the boring text for you all. You are TAGGED! I would love to see you all give it a try and read your answers!