So it’s confession time, I haven’t written a blog for tomorrow and it’s 9:40 at night so I thought a book tag would be a good idea! I found the Bookshelf Tag on Dreamland Book Blog and I thought it would be fun to go with it. It seems like a really cool tag so I’m excited!
Describe your bookshelf and where you got it from.
So I have a white bookcase I got from Argos, it used to have two drawers at the bottom but I took them out to be able to use the bottom of the bookcase as a shelf too. It’s white like most of the furniture in my room and is currently full, some books even stacked on top of each other. I really need a new one.
I also have a lot of things on my bookshelf, there’s some plushies on the top as well as other things on the shelfs like photos and other random things. It’s all really cool stuff!
How do you organize your books?
So I would love to be one of those people who can organise their bookshelves by colour but the trouble is I hate the idea of breaking up book series so my bookshelf is organized in a really strange way. It goes
Fiction book series
Stand alone fiction
Stand alone non-fiction
I know it’s the most convoluted system ever and it’ll 100% annoy someone but I like it a lot and it works for me. At least until I get a new bookshelf!
What’s the longest book on your shelf?
It by Stephen King. It’s 1067 pages long and was a bloody task getting through it all, I honestly amazed myself I got to the end. I’m such a slow reader!
What’s the shortest book on your shelf?
I have quite a few picture books in my collection so probably one of them but I thought it would be best to pick an actual book. In the case it’ll be Skulduggery Pleasant: The End of the World by Derek Landy, it’s a world book day book he released. In the UK you can get book day vouchers for £1 and authors release books that kids can buy that cost £1, it’s such a good idea and that was where I got this book from.
Is there a book you received as a birthday gift?
I always ask for money on my birthday but I did buy some books with that money. One of them was Bookshop Tours of Britain by Louise Boland, it’s such a good book and I love it so much. I wrote a review of it here.
Is there a book from a friend on your shelf?
I got my whole collection of Harry Potter books from my friend when she was moving to uni. It was so awesome.
The most expensive book on your shelf?
Hamilton: The Revolution by Jeremy McCarter, Lin-Manuel Miranda. It was £30 and I love it so much but it was sooo much moneyyyyy!
The last book you read on your shelf?
Associates of Sherlock Holmes edited by George Mann. This was a really fun book actually, written from different perspectives of people who have known Sherlock Holmes. I’ve actually been in a huge reading slump this month so it was hard to get through but it was a fun book!
Do you have a complete series?
Yes! Lots. I have a lot of Darren Shan series, Harry Potter, The Hunger games and some others! I was going to list them all but honestly it would take too long to talk through.
What’s the newest addition to your shelf?
The Octunnumi Fosbit Files Prologue by Trevor Alan Foris. It’s actually my current read so expect a review soon!
The oldest book on your shelf?
That would be Cirque Du Freak By Darren Shan. If you’ve been here for 5 seconds you know I’m a huge fan of Darren Shan and this series was what got me into reading.
What’s a book you’d hate to let out of your sight? (A.K.A. No one is touching it. Ever.)
All of my books. I will cut you if you touch them.
Most beat up book?
I buy mostly second hand books so I get a lot of them messed up but the worse is my illustrated copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s stone by Unknown. I tried pressing flowers using the book and didn’t put enough paper between the pages and the flowers so the colour bled into the pages.
Most pristine book?
Ooh, this is a hard one. All my books have broken spines or highlighted pages.
A book that doesn’t belong to you?
I have Life’s What You Make It by Phillip Schofield, it’s technically my mums but shhh. She won’t miss it.
A book that is your favourite colour?
A Secret Teacher by Anon is a beautiful blue colour. It’s light blue and I really love it.
A book that’s been on your shelf the longest and you still haven’t read it?
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle. I have read and seen so many different versions of Holmes written in so many different forms but I’ve never read the original books. I really am going to get around to this at some point, I’m going to get around to it next!
Any signed books?
Most of my Darren Shan books are signed, I met him and he was such an amazing guy! Also A Year at the Chateau by Dick Strawbridge, Angel Strawbridge is signed too, I got this as a pre-order so it was pretty amazing. I also pre-ordered The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman and that’s signed so that’s exciting! I’m really on a roll with the pre-order thing now.
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