Skip to main content

Bookshelf Meme


The book that's been on my shelves the longest:
The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare. 
Read it with my mom when I was six. I wanted to be Kit. And I'm still in love with Nat. 


A book that reminds me of something specific in my life:
Middlemarch by George Eliot. 
The best book I read during grad school. It summed up exactly why I was there and springboarded me into my thesis. One of the books of my life.

A book I acquired in some interesting way:
A box of the first 15 Trixie Belden books when I was 9. 
They were sitting on the side of the road with a FREE sign taped to the side of the box.


The most recent addition to my shelves:
I finally got around to this one. So very glad I did as it is excellently creepalicious.



The book that's been with me to the most places:
I take it with me on almost every trip I take. Three continents and counting. Always makes me feel as though I'm embarking upon a great adventure. 


If you feel like it, consider yourself tagged!

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.

Comments

  1. What a great meme. I think I shall have to steal it! Of your list I've only read Middlemarch but they all sound good, especially the book you take on every trip!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I think as far as books go, my mom must have just taken your mom's lead in everything. The first book I remember reading with my mom was the Witch of Blackbird Pond too.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Steal away, Alexa! And I, unsurprisingly, highly recommend Madam, Will You Talk?. Any Mary Stewart, really. But that's a good place to start.

    Liz, that's funny. Another memory we have in common. I like it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. My copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond looked just like that! It came in a set of Newbery award/honor books. Sadly, I read it to death by the time I was in high school and I've never replaced it. I still have the other three books it came with, though. This reminds me that I need to get another copy so Vicki can read it! Just like you, I so wanted to be Kit. Ahhh, what a great book. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Awesome, Allie. I love that you had one just like it. And I think Vicki would love it!

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

You Might Also Like

$50 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

I'm excited today to be giving away a $50 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader! This giveaway is sponsored byAppliances Onlineand is open to the US and the UK. To enter, fill out the Rafflecopter letting me know what you'd spend your gift card on--books like me (which ones, which ones) or something else you've had your eye on? The giveaway will run one week from today (6/13). Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms of Endearment

Have you ever been reading a book, moving along quite nicely, and then--bam--a character whips out a particular term of endearment that just yanks you right out of the story? It happened to me recently, and I'm sad to say I couldn't recover. I did try. But she just kept using that term and I . . . I had to get the hell out of Dodge. Buh-bye, story. Don't let the door hit you on the way out. I'm not saying this is the norm (thank goodness). I can put up with a certain amount of treacly back and forth when it comes to the exchange of terms of endearment, especially if they fit the characters, their background, culture, the tenor of their relationship, etc. And the history of these terms at home and from around the world is often fascinating (at times hilarious). But there comes a point where I can't see past the cheese and/or weird anymore and I do not want to be with these people any longer. Shallow? Perhaps. But it's a very individual thing, isn't it? We a…

Interview with Sara Creasy + Children of Scarabaeus Giveaway!

Today is the release day for Sara Creasy's Children of Scarabaeus--the second book in her wonderful Scarabaeus duology. I'm delighted to be celebrating release day with an interview with Ms. Creasy. I picked up Song of Scarabaeusa couple of weeks ago, fell immediately in love, and set about getting my hands on an ARC ofthe sequel as quickly as possible (you can read my reviews here and here). This is the kind of science fiction I love--character-driven and exciting, set against the background of a fully developed and eerily fascinating world. If you haven't had a chance to pick up these books, now is the perfect time. Please welcome Sara Creasy!  First things first: The Covers. I am kind of a fan of Chris McGrath’s covers, and I love the little touches on these two that make them unique to Edie & Finn’s story. Did you have any input on the covers and what was your reaction upon seeing the first one? Isn’t his work amazing? As soon as I found out he was doing my SONG OF S…