BookShelf Meme

Tell me about the book that has been on your shelf the longest:

Tamora Pierce brought me to fantasy with this book. I read a good 
bit as a child, but this started my fantasy frenzy :) It's a great series!

Tell me about a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (person, place, time, etc...)

Book of a Thousand Days was recommended to me by traci (she actually let me borrow her copy) but I liked it so much I bought it. And then I let my mom read it, and she really liked it so we talked about it for a while :) just one of those sweet moments you remember.

Tell me about a book you acquired in some interesting 
way (gift, serendipity in a used book store, prize, etc.)

Basically an ancient copy of Black Beauty. It's so pretty and worn and old, with creaky pages and a decorated binding. The 
title isn't even on the front or the back, and it smells all old and nice :) I got it at an antique bookstore. (I uploaded a picture just for you, too)

Tell me about the most recent addition to your shelves:

Ah, Storyteller. I'm looking forward to this one. It's by Edward Myers, author of Ice (The book in my Winter Chills Contest). The publisher just sent it to me, and I can't wait to read it. I love storytellers, I really do. We'll see how a book about one is :)

Tell me about a book that has been with you the most places:

Too easy. :) For those who don't know, I love the Pellinor Series like Harry Potter fans love Harry Potter. It's a series with a very unique flavor, so not everyone will like it, but if you do like it, you'll love it. To me, its the example of a perfect epic high fantasy book. I got it from the library a couple times before finally getting it for Christmas. I've taken it on road trips and stuff, so it's been the most places.

Tell me about a book that doesn't fit any of the above questions:

This book is very, very special to me. I found it at an antique store as well. Songs of Life is a collection of poetry from all the greats--Henry W. Longfellow, Elizabeth Browning, etc. But what's neat about this book, is that several pages have poems written by the authors. Like with ink. On the page. At first I wasn't sure if it was real, but after looking up all these authors handwritings, I think its real. Still could be wrong, and if I am, then its still a great collection! But I pretty much fainted when I saw the one by Robert Browning. Here are some pictures for you to judge for yourself:

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.

I was tagged by Traci at Fields of Gold

I'm tagging.....


  1. Yay Book of a Thousand Days! And that copy of Black Beauty is LOVELY.

  2. Neat, Ive also got tons of really old Tamora Pierce book!

  3. Oh sure! I'll post this up soon!

  4. Thank you for tagging me! It was fun.

    There is also a Zombie Chicken award for you on my blog. Keep fightin' those zombies, EmilyRuth! :)

  5. erin- I KNOW. I absolutely love it :)
    jen- aren't they wonderful?
    girlwtb- oh I will ;)


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