Daily Archives: December 8, 2008

The Bookshelf Meme

Belle of the Books tagged me for Eva’s Bookshelf Meme. I haven’t filled one of these out for months. Looks like I was long overdue.

The Rules
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…
5. Make the meme more fun with visuals! Covers of the specific edition you’re talking about, photos of your bookshelves, etc.

And now, tell me about:

The book that’s been on your shelves the longest:
This is a toughy. Does this mean read or unread? I tend to donate my unread books that collect dust on my shelves. My oldest book that I still carry around with me is The Princess and The Goblin. I picked up a discarded library edition from my middle school when I was in 7th grade.

A book that reminds you of something specific in your life The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffengger reminds me of when my boyfriend and I started our long distance relationship 2 years ago.

A book you acquired in some interesting way
Most of my books are acquired the same way, either library book sales, or they were given to me as gifts. Nothing particular stands out though. A few of my books I’ve gotten in the mail for review, those are always fun!

The most recent addition to your shelves
Eve: The Story of the First Woman

The book whose loss would traumatize you the most
The Princess and the Goblin, only because I think its slowly going out of print. Everything else I can always buy another copy of if I really want it.

A book that’s been with you to the most places
Um…Most of my Neil Gaiman books traveled with me from apartment to apartment during college.

A bonus book that you want to talk about but doesn’t fit into the other questions I have a couple of Babar book in French that my friend brought back for me after her summer stay in France. I love Babar, I grew up on those cartoons as a child.

Well, if you haven’t filled out a meme in a while and feel like you want to talk about your bookshelf, feel free to tag yourself and start typing!