Y’all wanted to see my shelves after I mentioned them in my last post, so here it is! AND ALSO MADDIE HAD LOVELY TIMING WITH TAGGING ME FOR THE BOOKSHELF TAG. (I am forever indebted seeing as I was just about to subtly steal it from her. THANKYOU ❤ And to quote her wonderfully wise words; “This is an excellent excuse to take lots of pictures of my books.)
DESCRIBE YOUR SHELF AND WHERE YOU GOT IT FROM.
The OCD part of me is sort of cringing at the different sizes, and the colours are way off….but I’m still very proud of it.
Lo and behold my bookshelf in all it’s colour co-ordinated glory! Admire the illustrious spines! The literary worlds it captures so perfectly!
The rational part of me thinks it’s not sane to upturn all your books out and then spend five hours re-arranging them.
The real me doesn’t really care because that’s what
obsessive fangirls people do. *slinks away quietly into the shadows*
For where I got it from? The weeping souls of the forests whose trees were destroyed to put on display the book collection of a particularly scheming-mastermind of a girl.
HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE YOUR BOOKS?
I don’t think this is a very helpful guide, but it is completely, utterly, absolutely necessary. Of course it is.
But for the rest of you, they’re colour coordinated. (Anyone else do this? :’O)
WHAT’S THE THICKEST/BIGGEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?
T hat’s a 1056 pages, if you need to know. STILL NEED TO WORK ON FINISHING THIS.
WHAT’S THE THINNEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?
A small book of poems by Sylvia Plath. Less than fifty pages, and a bunch pictures filling those too.
5. IS THERE A BOOK YOU RECEIVED AS A BIRTHDAY GIFT?
I got the Graveyard Book as a birthday present from a friend (a book! I never get books as birthday presents! Which is sad as I’m broke 110% of the time.) which was after the weirdest coincidence in which we both chose the exact same topic in the exam, and we both ended up writing about Coraline in that exact same topic. It was exceedingly weird and hilarious, but we weren’t complaining.
And that, is the story behind how I got a Neil Gaiman book as a present.
6. IS THERE A BOOK FROM A FRIEND ON YOUR SHELF?
I borrow books from my friends most of the time (read most, as all the time. What can I say? Those books are just getting more love ^-^) Right now, it’s sadly nada.
7. MOST EXPENSIVE BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?
I am inheritantly proud of my copy of Cress, which cost me an arm and a leg, and in the literal sense I couldn’t walk anywhere the next two days while I fawned over it and sobbed at how beautiful it was, while my dear mother diagnosed me with a disease which led me to calling this piece of literature my baby and refuse to part with it and carry it everywhere for the following week.
8. THE LAST BOOK YOU READ ON YOUR SHELF?
The Book of General Ignorance. *commends author for his sarcasm and unfailing ability to make me feel uber smart*
9. DO YOU HAVE A COMPLETE SERIES?
I feel the due need to put in the standard reply here, Harry Potter. Where would I be without these darlings in the first place. Also, all thirteen books of A Series of Unfortunate Events.
10. WHAT’S THE NEWEST ADDITION TO YOUR SHELF?
11. THE OLDEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?
I found this at an old book store, for what would be your equivalent of 50 cents, and as much as it seems like it was loved by it’s previous owner? I couldn’t get into it.
12. A BOOK YOU’D HATE TO LET OUT OF YOUR SIGHT (A.K.A NO ONE IS BORROWING IT. EVER.)
13. MOST BEAT UP BOOK?
I got this the day it was released. It was the last copy at the bookstore. I devoured it in a day. I left it outside for five minutes to get myself a snack to go with it. It rained. I ran. It was too late.
I still haven’t forgiven myself.
15. MOST PRISTINE BOOK?
Let’s say that if the need will arise, I will protect this book with my life.
16. A BOOK THAT DOESN’T BELONG TO YOU?
This book ruined me. It had that capability to reduce me to a tiny ball of scarfs and clothing in a corner, which seems to be a recurring quality in Gayle Forman’s books.
Oh, and did I mention how much I loved this?
17. A BOOK THAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?
Red. Like the blood of your enemies. And cream.
18. A BOOK THAT’S BEEN ON YOUR SHELF THE LONGEST AND YOU STILL HAVEN’T READ IT?
19. OF ALL THE BOOKS ON YOUR SHELF, WHICH WAS THE FIRST YOU READ?
I’ve had this for as long as I can remember. I also have vague memories of lugging it about like it was five pounds heavy and showing my grandmother how thick the spine was. That’s pretty much it.
The cover is sliiiightly disturbing.