Hello and welcome to my second Shelfie by Shelfie book tag entry. Shelfie by Shelfie is a book tag created by Beth @ Bibliobeth. You take a picture of one of your many bookshelves and answer 10 questions about the books that reside there. I will say it again, if you haven’t already then get yourself over to Beth’s blog right now and take a look around. I really enjoyed doing this tag the first and this time around I am back doing shelf #2. I am also going to add in my extra question I suggested in my last post for this post to keep it interesting. Enjoy my book shelves and give this post a go yourself 😀
Shelfie by Shelfie #2
1.) Is there any reason for this shelf being organised the way it is or is it purely random?
In the grand scheme of my huge bookcase, this is by far the smallest (and shortest) shelf so it was easier to arrange them in side by side piles for maximum book storage. This is one of my ‘reviewed’ shelves as well so I can recommend them to people who come over and want to borrow a book. Mostly it’s my mum who steals from this shelf 😀
2.) Tell us a story about one of the books on this shelf that is special to you i.e. how you got it/ a memory associated with it etc.
The Good Immigrant is one of the first non-fiction books I reviewed on Always Trust In Books and my review got an exceptional response which spurred me on to review more and that really boosted the popularity of my blog. I love talking about The Good Immigrant because not only is it a pivotal read but it is also one of the best crowd-funded books out there which is a great symbol for the importance of being a part of that process.
3.) Which book from this shelf would you ditch if you were forced to and why?
Probably the book on The Rolling Stones… it was a book I requested on Bookbridgr when I first got access to the site (got a bit greedy). It is one of a few books on this shelf I haven’t actually read yet and I don’t have plans to in the near (extended) future. If anyone wants it then let me know!
4.) Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency and why?
Probably On The Bright Side because it is such a brilliant book that made me laugh, cry and think about my family long and hard. I couldn’t imagine not having that book in my collection as it makes me smile every times I see it. Just the thought that I could become a old relentless rascal like Henrick makes it worth its place among my books.
5.) Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time?
The White Road! I read a portion of it a few years ago and never got around to picking it back up despite the many encouragements to do so. I did enjoy what I read but I had som much going on at the time that I had to stop. I will aim to read it some time in the next year. Hopefully. We will see.
6.) Which book is the newest addition to this shelf?
The Book of Hidden Things which sounds awesome (another TBR book) but the front cover bothers me a lot. I absolutely hate it when an author kills a dog in their stories. That scene just reminds me of that idea every time I look at it.
7.) Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read (or re-read if this is a favourites shelf?)
Lost Boy would probably be at the top of the list. Great book, a highly recommended re-imagining from me!
8.) If there is an object on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it.
Just family photos and our Alexa. It has gotten to the point where Alexa has surpassed being a gimmick and has become an outright necessity. She even responds to my four-year old son now who is never short of genius questions to keep her digital mind sharp.
9.) What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader?
I say this each time but you see it on every shelf in my house. Variety. I can never settle on just one type, style or genre of books. I have to overload my shelves with all sorts just to keep my options open. I am a mood reader, I don’t like not having a choice.
10.) If you could go back and re-read one book from the shelf for the first time, which would you choose?
That would have to be Mercury by Margot Livesey (you can’t really see it on the photo, not my best). That novel is, excuse my language, Bat-Shit-Crazy and I couldn’t get enough of it. What a read! I often think back to that story and laugh, cringe and reminisce about how mental the narrative truly gets. Highly recommended!
Thank you for coming by to another of my Shelfie by Shelfie tag attempts. Make sure to give Beth’s blog a visit and follow. I hope this gives everyone some decent insights into my ever-growing book collection. I am running out of places to put them and I have no more room for additional bookshelves so I may eventually trap myself inside the house with a mountain of books. We will see. If you enjoyed this post then please let me know so I can do another one in the future!