It’s probably about time for another tag post and this time I’ve decided to make my own! Mostly because I’m nosey and want to know all about everyone else’s bookshelves but here’s a little bookshelf Q&A tag 🤩 Let’s get to know each other’s shelves!
Also want to note that I don’t think I’ve seen this set of questions done before as a tag but if you have please let me know!
– Credit me as creator, if you please 😌
– Answer the questions below and tag a few people to do it too
– Not necessary but fun – add some pictures!
What’s the oldest book on your shelves?
I have a copy of Best Dog Stories compiled by C B Poultney published in 1942 (which my nan won in a competition in 1943, when she was 13) and a copy of Rudyard Kipling’s Just So Stories from 1953 (gifted to my dad when he was born).
What’s a book that you’ll never get rid of?
Continuing with the sentimental answers, it would either by my copy of Candyfloss by Jacqueline Wilson (given to me on my 9th birthday and signed by my dad) or my original Harry Potter books!
Which book has been on your TBR for the longest?
I’ve had S.T.A.G.S by M A Bennett on my shelves since I was about 16, so that’s eight years! I’ll get to it one day, I promise 😂
What’s the newest addition to your shelves?
I did recently treat myself to fancy signed copies of Ariadne by Jennifer Saint and The Girl in the Walls by A J Gnuse 😍
What’s one book/edition that you desperately want for your shelves?
Lately I’ve been wanting the hardbacks of the A Court of series by Sarah J Maas because it’s quickly becoming an all time favourite of mine. Other than that, I’ve been after a particularly nice copy of The Princess Bride by William Goldman but have yet to find one I love.
Is there a book you own several copies of?
Right now, there’s only three. I have proof and finished copies of Ghosts by Dolly Alderton, The Glass Woman by Caroline Lea and Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin. I find that if I particularly love a story when I read the ARC then I always feel that the author definitely deserves another sale, even if it doesn’t make much difference.
What’s the longest series on your shelves?
I have eight of the True Blood books by Charlaine Harris in a set I won from Waterstones back when I was a teenager! I always think that sounds impressive until I realise that there are about nineteen books set in that universe now 😂
How do you organise your bookshelves?
The bookseller mannerisms have well and truly followed me home! I have a poetry section, then non-fiction (ranging from self help to history) and then my fiction A-Z. As much as I think rainbow bookshelves are beautiful my brain can’t function knowing that a series is split up!
Do you have any space for new books on your shelves?
If I start double stacking them then sure! Honestly though, it’s a bit tight and I’ve got a few titles sitting on top of others so I’m trying to be better about culling books I didn’t love or won’t read again. I’ve donated a lot of YA titles to a school library and have plans to take some others to my local library when they start accepting donations.
Do you decorate your bookshelves with anything?
I used to! They used to be full of candles and picture frames but about a year ago I got rid of them and I actually much prefer it. I do have things on the top (a couple of cuddly toys, fake plants and wooden animals) which I quite like but that’s it.
Show us a picture of your shelves!
You know the struggle for book space is real when you have to occupy the very top of the bookcase for some more space!
You can also see the little ottoman that I was super excited to use as a reading bench but I don’t think I’ve ever done that. Comfort is key when reading and a bench with no back just isn’t it, especially when just out of the photo is a very comfy bed 😂
What would your answers be to these questions? Would any be the same as mine? I’d love to know!
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