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Monday, January 12, 2009

The Bookshelf Meme






Darcie at http://readingderby.blogspot.com/ has tagged me for the bookshelf meme so here goes :)



Tell me about the book that has been on your shelves the longest...


Hmmm ... that I have read, probably my very battered copy of The Wind in the Willows. That I haven't read ... I refuse to answer, on the grounds I may incriminate myself. As you can see, it's very well-travelled. I bought it when I was quite small, from a bookshop that is no longer there: Pickwick Papers. :)










Tell me about a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (i.e. a person, a place, a time, etc.)...


The Lord of the Rings. I remember being about 14-15 and just *devouring* it for the first time. Obviously not this particular copy. I had a lovely battered old paperback edition that I loaned to my brother in law _ and never saw again. As you can see, it took me a few years to replace it. This is the one on my bedside table _ the Eternal Re-read :)





Tell me about the most recent addition to your shelves...


The Stand, by Stephen King. I don't actually buy a lot of books and I bought this one just after Christmas :) _ one of the bookstores had 25% off fiction, and I'm weak-willed. It's my favourite Stephen King.







Tell me about a book that has been with you to the most places...
Once again, The Lord of the Rings. When I was a teenager _ before my mother bought me my own copy (see above) I used to steal my brother's copy and take it everywhere _ including school.



Tell me about a bonus book that doesn't fit any of the above questions...


This is a collection of Agatha Christie Omnibuses. There are 20, and I got 19 of them for $15 from a charity store. I'm quietly proud of that :)





1. Tag 3-5 people, so the fun keeps going! _ I've seen this meme around, so in order not to double up on anyone, if you're passing through, and you haven't done it, join in!!! :)

2. Leave a comment at the original post at http://astripedarmchair.wordpress.com/2008/11/29/the-bookshelf-meme/ 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.

6 comments:

Nymeth said...

Oooh, those omnibuses were a great find!

I want to re-read LOTR too. I haven't in years and I miss it.

I've been meaning to do this meme for ages...hopefully I'll get to it this week.

Maree said...

Consider yourself tagged ;)

Joanne said...

Wow those Agatha Christies are fabulous! And I really like the cover of your copy of The Stand, I've never seen that one before.

tanabata said...

Yes I think you can be quite proud of the Christie omnibuses. Nice find!

Bybee said...

Very cool with the omnibuses. TCIB is impressed with you.
What a fun meme...I might try it.

Bernadette in Australia said...

The Stand is one of my favourite books too. I used to have the original one which was heavily edited but then when King 'got big' he re-issued it with more content. I bought that version a few years ago.