Hello and welcome to my third 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.
There are always more books in my house to talk about. I am currently looking for another bookcase for somewhere to store the 50+ I have stacked up on my bedroom floor. I love the bookcase I am sharing with you today as it was the first one I bought when I moved into my own place! There are actually a ton more books behind both the second and third rows in this picture but I will save those for another day. I hope you enjoy these further insights into my book collection. There is plenty more where this came from 😀
Shelfie by Shelfie #3
1.) Is there any reason for this shelf being organised the way it is or is it purely random?
I have a minor obsession with keeping paperbacks and hardbacks separate… Is that weird? This is usually my finished bookshelf but I have just had a re-jig of my collection so there are plenty of new reads here. This bookshelf is constantly in my field of view so it reminds be of all the excellent books I have yet to read!
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.
I sound like a broken record but it has to be Kings Of The Wyld. I was recommended this book so many times and I kept thinking ‘can it really be as good as people think it is…?’ It is EVEN better than what people were saying about it! I had a book hangover for weeks. I was that overwhelmed when I finished it that I started reading it again straight away. Nicholas Eames made my year with this book. Naturally I recommend it to anyone who has not read it yet. Make it a priority!
3.) Which book from this shelf would you ditch if you were forced to and why?
Strange Weather by Joe Hill. Not because I don’t like it but because I still haven’t bloody read it and I don’t know why. I want to read it, I have read every Joe Hill book so far and loved them all. I can’t bring myself to read it for reasons that are beyond my comprehension… Does anyone else suffer from this…? Just me? Thought so….
4.) Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency and why?
Oooo that is a difficult one. Probably the two, yes two as they are a pair, DC novels as they are so good-looking (yes I am one of THOSE people…). When The Court Of Owls comes out it will be three novels I will be saving in an emergency!
5.) Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time?
Dandy Gilver & A Most Misleading Habit which was the very first advanced copy of a hardback book I ever received as a novice book-blogger. Sentimental value alert!
6.) Which book is the newest addition to this shelf?
Changeling by Matt Wesolowski. What a series! Six Stories, Hydra and Changeling are must reads. Immediately. Promptly. Urgently. Forthwith. You get the idea….
7.) Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read (or re-read if this is a favourites shelf?)
Kings Of The W…. I will actually go with another book for this one. IT DEVOURS! is my choice and I have been meaning to re-read this book for the longest time. Welcome To Night Vale is a superb project and IT DEVOURS! really highlighted its strongest points. It is an eccentric novel with plenty to appreciate about it and time within its pages is as bizarre as it is entertaining.
8.) If there is an object on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it.
My TV sits on the top of this bookcase. Sat on a piece of my bed that fell off. Yep, I have mentioned in previous posts that I live the rockstar life.
9.) What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader?
That I love hardback editions. That I can mix many different genres. That I still have so many books left to read. Definitely that I need more bookshelves.
10.) If you could go back and re-read one book from the shelf for the first time, which would you choose?
Kings Of The W…. Actually I will go with Under The Knife as that really tested me as a reader. I didn’t think I was squeamish… I was 100% wrong about that. I have two kids. I have seen things…. Yet Under The Knife surpassed anything I thought I could stomach. I would read it again because it was an absolutely fascinating book to review as a person who couldn’t handle it and I would do it again!
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 am really getting into these (already done a fourth) as it is a good experience to reflect on past reads and acknowledge those to come. Highlighting all the books on my TBR that I am yet to read; not stressful at all! Beth is a talented blogger and creating this tag was a brilliant idea. Please make sure you all give it a go yourself as it is a lot of fun and gives you the ultimate opportunity to chat books. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed the post.