If you have read about me on the About page (if not, go do it) you know that I love reading. Reading is a great thing to do during summer when you need something to do or you’re bored. Today I am going to do something a little different than usual, but I’m really excited about it. I am going to do the bookshelf tag, which I read about on Me, You, and God: A Blog for Christian Teens. I am also hoping to give you some inspiration for new books to read and give you a little more info about me.
Describe your bookshelf and where you got it from: My bookshelf is a tall, light brown bookcase with 16 small cubes/cubbies to keep things in. I got it from Ikea. What I love about it is that it is big enough to fit a lot of things even though its main purpose is to store books.
Do you have any special or different ways of organizing your books? Not at the moment….just wherever I can fit them.
What’s the thickest (most amount of pages) book on your shelf? My Merriam Webster dictionary, 1623 pages.
What’s the thinnest (least amount of pages) book on your shelf? A children’s version of The Wizard of Oz retold by Rosie Dickins.
Is there a book you received as a birthday gift? Uh, yes, I just can’t remember which ones.
What’s the smallest (by height and width) book on your shelf? An information book called Mammals that my brother got me for Christmas a long time ago.
What’s the biggest (by height and width) book on your shelf? Another one of my children’s books; A DK reader called A Children’s Book of Art by Lucy Micklethwait.
Is there a book from a friend on your shelf? Yes; A book called A Whole Nother Story by Dr. Cuthbert Soup. (Looking for a weird but good and funny novel? Read this.)
Most expensive book? Uhhhhh…….no clue.
The last book you read on your shelf? Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker. I loved this book so much. I highly recommend it.
Of all the books on your shelf, which was the first one you read? Back to my favorite kids books from when I was little that I kept; Probably Your Very Own Name, a book for really young kids where the book is personalized to your name.
Do you have a more than one copy of a book? No way! If I get a repeat book as a gift or something along those lines I usually give one of my copies to someone else like a sibling.
Do you have the complete series of any book series? Yes, Percy Jackson, Anne of Green Gables, Little House on the Prairie, etc. My brother has all the other good stuff like Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and The Chronicles of Narnia so I like reading or listening to some of those also.
What’s the newest addition to your shelf? Chasing Jupiter. (Again. This book comes up again at least once more in this list!)
What book has been on your shelf FOREVER? The Little House on the Prairie series.
What’s the most recently published book on your shelf? Probably Graceful by Wendy Mass.
The oldest book on your shelf (as in, the actual copy is old). I have a few books that were my mom’s when she was a kid, but not very many old ones because my mom took all the old classics out of my room to put in our “family library”. The oldest still on my shelf I would say is either The House at Pooh Corner by A.A. Milne. or Ribsy by Beverly Cleary.
A book you won? Uh, no, I don’t think I’ve ever won a book.
Most beat up book? Not on my shelf, but my brother’s copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is literally ripped in half because we’ve read it so many times.
Most pristine book? A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park because I haven’t read it yet.
A book from your childhood? All the above children’s books I’ve mentioned, but other than that Miss Fannie’s Hat by Jan Karon.
Book that’s been on your shelf longest that you STILL haven’t read? The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle by Avi. I just have never gotten around to reading it.
Any signed books? Yes! My copy of Chasing Jupiter (I know, again) is signed.
There you have it! I had a great time putting this together and investigating my bookshelf. If you want to do this on your own blog, go right ahead! Comment below answering any of these questions you want, or requests for future blog posts.