Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Bookshelf Meme

I was tagged by Starry Night Reviews!!

1. Tag 3-5 people, so the fun keeps going!
2. Leave a comment at the original post at A Striped Armchair, so that Eva can collect everyone’s answers.
3. If you leave a comment and link back to Eva as the meme’s creator, she will enter you in a book giveaway contest! She has a whole shelf devoted to giveaway books that you’ll be able to choose from, or a bookmooch point if you prefer.
4. Remember that this is all about enjoying books as physical objects, so feel free to describe the exact book you’re talking about, down to that warping from being dropped in the bath water…

The book that’s been on your shelves the longest: One of the first great books that I bought and added to my bookshelf is The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart. I was shopping for a birthday present for my friend, and ended up buying myself a book too. This book is also the reason that i'm so reluctant to lend out books. SOOO many people have borrowed this book from me, it's in pretty bad condition. I'm tempted to just go out and buy a new copy.

A book that reminds you of something specific in your life: I remember this one time when my friend was over. She was sitting at the computer checking her e-mail and stuff. I was on the couch read Just Listen By Sarah Dessen. This book really sticks out in my mind because of the look on my friends face when i started rambling about how Dexter and Remy were in this book, and I read their story in This Lullaby. I went to the bathroom and continue to shout random bursts of excitement at her. I think this is when she realized that I really WAS crazy about reading.

A book you acquired in some interesting way: The best book I could choose for this category would be In Your Room by Jordanna Fraiberg. I won this book over the summer from Book Chic. This was before I even started blogging...*sigh* Anyway I was soooo excited that it was possible to acquire a book without begging my mom. I ran around the house screaming and going on about winning a book that I was really excited for. I probably disturbed the neighbors. This was also the highlight of my summer.

The most recent addition to your shelves: See, by saying this you might think most recently received. But actually it was the most recently read. I don't add books to my bookshelf until I read them. And the latest book for me to finish and add to my bookshelf would be Undone by Brooke Taylor. I actually got into the swing of reading this way too late at night and finally finished at 4 in the morning. This has been happening a lot to me. "Oh I'll just read a chapter or two before going to bed." Turns into "Umm let's just finish it." And when i was done I ceremoniously added it to my shelf.

A book that’s been with you to the most places: I don't really take my books anywhere besides my house and school, but one book sticks out in my mind as a traveler. This book would be Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. I've read it at home, school, and most memorably at Taylor's dads house. We were preparing for the trivia at the Breaking Dawn part at Borders, and decided that we needed to brush up on our skills. I was assigned to bring Eclipse. This studying though didn't help me much. They asked the least expected questions. *coughcheaterscough*

A bonus book that you want to talk about but doesn’t fit into the other questions: I don't have a specific book that I want to talk about, but I do want to say that there is a flaw in my bookshelf. I only own parts of some series. Like I don't own Twilight or New Moon. I don't own this first two books in The Pretty Little Liars series, and I don't own The Boy Book, from the Ruby Oliver Series. This happens to me a lot, thanks to the library and friends. I really want to own the other books but I can't spare the cash.

I believe I will tag....


BookChic said...

Aw, I'm glad your win made you so excited!! :) This is why I love doing contests!

I hope you enjoyed the book, by the way!

Keri Mikulski said...

Great meme. I love THE BOYFRIEND LIST. One of my faves. :)