Sunday, July 12, 2015
The Bookshelf Tag
Recently I got tagged for The Bookshelf Tag by Symphony of Words.
I'm not always a fan of tags, but this is a fun one ... except that my bookshelves were kind of a mess. You know, when you start stacking books in front of books and on top of other books and then you wonder where your new earbuds still in the package have disappeared to, and there they are on the bookshelf for no good reason at all.
So this tag gave me the motivation to tidy up a bit....
I'll answer some of the tag questions, because there are a LOT.
How do you organize your books?
Alphabetically by author's last name. Above is A through part of F and below is the rest of F through some of M.
I spent years working and volunteering in libraries and I guess that alphabetizing thing kind of stuck. I love the IDEA of organizing by color, but I'm not sure I could find anything.
What is the biggest/thickest book on your shelf?
This bad boy -- 560-something pages. Whew!
What is the thinnest book on your shelves?
Love this one! Timeless and only 180 pages!
Book you got as a gift/book you got from a friend/book that is signed/ book you'd never lend out?
This is a book written by my friend, fantasy author Eliza Tilton. Her cover was redesigned, so this is a collector's item. And signed. It falls into FOUR categories and I think I should get a prize for that.
You can see from the first picture in this post that I have the entire Grisha Trilogy and the entire White Cat series by Holly Black. But when I look at my shelves I see ... incomplete series. First off, I tend to prefer standalones. And sometimes I only liked the first book in the series. Or sometimes I have the last book(s) in e-book form. Or some of my favorite series (*cough Raven Boys cough*) aren't finished yet.
I was afraid to see how the Bloodlines series ended, so I got the last book from the library. I DID love how it ended, and now I remember I need to buy the Ruby Circle to complete my set!
There you have it. Thanks for coming along on my tour.
If you'd like to do this tag, consider yourself tagged. Or let me know and I can add your name to the bottom of this post.
If you want the complete list of questions, check out Symphony of Words post or the ones on Paper Fury.