Shelfie by Shelfie is a fun book tag created by Beth at Bibliobeth. The idea behind the tag is to share a picture of any shelf of books you would like and answer ten questions about those particular books. Check out a recent Shelfie by Shelfie! from Beth!
We are focused only on the top shelf in this picture today, but I know you are browsing through that second shelf, too. 👀 😊
And here are the questions!:
1.) Is there any reason for this shelf being organised the way it is or is it purely random?
There is some method to the madness here. The ones stacked on top of the other books, from Leave Me by Gayle Forman on up, are all signed books from our local book festival! I have a Sarah J. Maas signed book! And Another Brooklyn! Some of the books are grouped by author, like “some,” but not all, of my Mary Alice Monroe books are together on the left side, and some of my Patti Callahan Henry books are together on the other side. Hey, I have the newest Patti Callahan book to review next month. It’s about C.S. Lewis’ wife!
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.
It would have to be the experience of reading The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe. Her books are easy-to-read, straight forward, with heartwarming storylines and great characters, usually set in the lowcountry of South Carolina near the coast, and the best part: she includes some type of conservation of sea life in her storylines (due to her past work in the field). I believe The Summer Wind involved dolphins, and it was one of the first books I read by her. I love all sea animals, but especially dolphins! There is something about the experience of reading the story that stands out in my memory.
3.) Which book from this shelf would you ditch if you were forced to and why?
I don’t really want to ditch any (book hoarder, remember?!), but I can’t recall what Under Your Skin is about, but I also haven’t read it yet, so that does it. I have to keep it. 😉
4.) Which book from this shelf would you save in an emergency and why?
Probably the signed Jacqueline Woodson, Another Brooklyn. This author has so much heart, and her writing is exquisite. The stories stick with me long after I’ve read them, so I would want to keep that with me always.
5.) Which book has been on this shelf for the longest time?
The ones on the main part of the shelf have all been there about the same amount of time from three or four years ago when I bought the shelf.
6.) Which book is the newest addition to this shelf?
The autographed books are newer, maybe from two years ago?
7.) Which book from this shelf are you most excited to read (or re-read if this is a favourites shelf?)
I really want to read Homegoing asap! It’s been languishing on this shelf for far too long, and I have a feeling I will love it because so many of my friends have, and I love reading about culture.
8.) If there is an object on this shelf apart from books, tell us the story behind it.
There is a Chick Fil A cow holding a banner from a Peach Bowl I attended for my beloved alma mater, the University of North Carolina. For my friends overseas, it’s a football (different from soccer) championship game. I’m not sure who stuck that there, but there is Tar Heel/Carolina stuff all over our house. 😊 We won the game, I spent part of New Year’s Eve at a football game in Atlanta, and it’s a wonderful memory!
9.) What does this shelf tell us about you as a reader?
Once again, I own too many unread books, and I’m an eclectic reader. Women’s fiction, historical fiction, general fiction, psychological suspense/thriller, and fantasy are all on the shelf together.
10.) Choose other bloggers to tag or choose a free question you make up yourself.
I won’t tag anyone else, but I’d love to see your shelfies if you want to do the tag, too! Beth’s tag is so fun, and she is one of the most supportive bloggers around.