Book Tag: The Bookshelf Book Tag

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I saw this one over on the Dreamland Book Blog and thought it sounded great fun!

Despite my initial doubts over this post, I had great fun. What’s not to love about standing on a swivelling chair which is on wheels, leaning over the top of your wardrobe because you need a picture? That’s what blogging is all about, right?

I have to admit that I picked and chose with some of these questions: I didn’t know the answers to others and it just ended up getting really long. Definitely check out the original for all the questions!

So sit back, enjoy the ride, and let me give you a tour of my bookshelf!

1. Describe your bookshelf and where you got it from.

love my bookshelf! It’s from John Lewis and basically just looks like my books are stacked up. You can see into my room from the top of our stairs and the amount of people that do a double take when they see a pile of books stacked to the ceiling is awesome!Bookshelf

Naturally, because I have too many books, there are some on the top of my wardrobe as well.

Bookshelf 2

2. How do you organise your books?

I’ve tried various things over time. But because of the shape and style of my bookcase, I tend to organise them by size. Having the thickest/biggest books at the bottom at least looks safer even if the shelves make it stable. Peace of mind and all that!

Over time, as I pull books in and out, that often starts messing up. I actually love pulling everything off, scattering them around the floor and organising them all again.

For the top of the wardrobe, I’ve kept the series together as much as I can: it looks nice and uniform then.

3. What’s the longest book on your shelf?

Longest book.jpg

Brinsgr by Christopher Paolini

763 pages! If this isn’t my longest in terms of page count, it’s certainly my biggest book.

4. What is the shortest book on your shelf?

Shortest Book

Stardust by Neil Gaiman

A sweet 195 pages long – if this isn’t my shortest book, I don’t know what is!

5. Is there a book you received as a birthday gift?

Birthday book

The Gun by C.S Forester

My sister bought me a book subscription for my birthday and this was the first one that came, so technically a birthday gift? Not entirely sure how I’m going to feel about this book, but always willing to give things a go.

6. Is there a book from a friend on the shelf?Friend's Book

The Girl you left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Technically I have loads of books from a friend, but they are scattered around a little bit: I try and keep them separate so that I can remember which are hers!

7. The most expensive book on your shelf

Newest 1

The Two of Swords, Volume Three by K.J Parker

I actually have no idea which is the most expensive book on my shelf. But this one is going to crop up again for another question in a bit: it’s also my newest. I spent £9.99 on this book! The other two in the series cost £1.60 each. But I was desperate to finish the trilogy.

8. The last book you read on your shelf?

Newest Book

The Dragons Lords: False Idols by Jon Hollins

There will be a review up for this very shortly, but oh my word, I loved this book!

9. Do you have a complete series?

Of course! I have several:

Series 3

The Inheritance Cycle by Christopher Paolini

Series 1

Two of Swords by K.J Parker

Series 2

The Mortal Instruments | The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

10. What’s the newest addition to your shelf?

Newest 1

The Two of Swords Volume Three by K.J Parker

11. | 12. Two questions in one here: The oldest book on your shelf | The most beat up book?

I guess it sort of makes sense that the oldest is also my most worn out. I’ve probably got older, but I’m not sure what they are! What can I say, it’s well loved!

Most Battered 1

Eragon by Christopher Paolini

13. What’s a book you would hate to let out of your sight?

The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle

Just look how beautiful it is!

14. Most pristine book?

I have no idea how this is in such great condition still, it has definitely been read, I promise you that!

Most Pristine

Into the Dark by Lisa Hofmann

16. Any signed books?


The Baba Yaga by Una McCormack and Eric Brown


I think that will do for me – this post is already far longer than a lot of the book tags are. I hope you’ve enjoyed taking a peek at some of the books scattered around my room.

How about you? What’s your shelf like? Give the tag a go – and don’t forget to let me know!


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