Meanwhile, Blessing Counter tagged me awhile ago with the Bookshelf Tag again, so now I’m very happily able to highlight some more of my favorites!
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: A big summer project has been reorganizing our family shelves (and finding out we need to build some more ;)), so some of my books are currently in my closet, some are with other family books on shelves in the living room and music room and I now have an entire row all gathered in one place on the basement shelves! I tend to keep my “currently reading” stack on my hope chest near my bed and on my sister Éowyn’s sewing table and/or one of the chest freezers in the basement. :)
Do you have any special or different way of organizing your books? ~ Some are according to size and color and I like organizing most of the historical fiction by date, but otherwise I just switched everything over to being alphabetical by genre and author (but yet divided, so everyone has their own collection spot on the shelves).
What's the thickest (most amount of pages) book on your shelf? ~ Still Les Mis. :)
What's the thinnest (least amount of pages) book on your shelf? ~ The Persian Cinderella by Shirley Climo. (And definitely spilling over with story inspiration.)
Is there a book you received as a birthday gift? ~ North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell.
What's the smallest (height and width wise) book on your shelf? ~ A pocket size retelling of The Nutcracker.
What's the biggest (height and width wise) book on your shelf? ~ My three matching cookbooks of ethnic cuisine from Italy, Tuscany, and the Southwest.
Is there a book from a friend on your shelf? ~ Numerous titles actually... what a blessing! But one recent addition is the complete Lord Peter collection. (I’m soooo happy to have my own copy! Thank you, Hamlette! ;))
Most expensive book? ~ Of the ones I’ve bought myself, still Rider on a White Horse by Rosemary Sutcliff.
The last book you read on your shelf? ~ I’m currently reading Lark Rise to Candleford by Flora Thompson.
Of all the books on your shelf, which was the first you read? ~ Mirette on the High Wire by Emily Arnold McCully was probably pretty close to the first.
Do you have more than one copy of a book? ~ Yes, indeed. I believe the last double acquisition was my second copy of Howard Pyle's Men of Iron.
Do you have the complete series of any book series? ~ As far as I know thus far, I have the entire running sequence of Jean Bothwell’s stand-alone sequels to The Promise of the Rose set in India.
What's the newest addition to your shelf? ~ Laura by Vera Caspary.
|(Note: it was supposed to look like this,|
but alas, when I opened the mailer it
wasn't as advertised! Sigh.)
What book has been on your shelf FOREVER? ~ Common to This Country by Munger and Thomas.
What's the most recently published book on your shelf? ~ Victoria’s The Princess and the Prince. :)
The oldest book on your shelf (as in, the actual copy is old)? ~ To Have and to Hold by Mary Johnston (1900).
A book you won? ~ Gunfighters of the Old West.
A book you'd hate to let out of your sight (aka a book you never let someone borrow)? ~ The Forgotten Daughter by Caroline Dale Snedeker.
Most beat up book? ~ One that came to me new and has been very loved, When Jessie Came Across the Sea by Amy Hest.
Most pristine book? ~ I tend to be a super careful reader (incidentally and especially with my favorites) so I have quite a few in fairly pristine condition.... but maybe Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment?
A book from your childhood? ~ Children of the Red King by Madeleine Polland.
A book that's not actually your book? ~ I'm reading my littlest sister's copy of Austen's Emma just at the moment. :)
A book with a special/different cover (e.g. leather bound, soft fuzzy cover etc.)? ~ No, I don’t think I have any—excepting my Bible, of course (a separate category).
A book that is your favorite color? ~ Yellowstone: like no other place on earth photographed by David Peterson.
Book that's been on your shelf the longest that you STILL haven't read? ~ The Scots Worthies by John Howie.
Any signed books? ~ Yes, I have one a friend wrote back when I was first working on Ellen!
Thank you so much for the tag, Blessing Counter, I thoroughly enjoyed it -- and I hope you all enjoyed as well and hopefully discovered something new and interesting!
Now.... There's a thunderstorm rolling in (and the air is fairly charged with electricity), so I think I'll get off the internet and see if I can do some writing on A Flame Shall Spring on the other computer before supper. (Actually, I can't believe the internet stayed up this long to get the post together! ;))
And more lightning!! Okay, I think I'll head inside.... :) I hope you all have a most lovely evening!