This is a twofer, y'all. And no, that's not two bags of reefer.
Rhea over at Texas Word Tangle tagged me with like the best meme EVER. It has to do with books and stuff.
OK, here's 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, the originator, 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.
Without further digression and hesitations and rules and fodder, here we go:
The books that’ve been on your shelves the longest
Instead of multiple books, I'll give you the one that I KNOW I've had on my shelves since at least the 5th grade.
I love this book. As you can tell, it's been read quite often. Inside, you'll find lots of dog eared pages.
A book that reminds you of something specific in your life
This book was a book that I chose randomly to do a report on for 11th grade English. Little did I know that 14 years later, I would have a discussion with the Irish regarding my life mantra and this book was what tipped me to have the beliefs that I do. Due to a small comment left in a post I did, the Irish was able to walk me back to this book as the start of it all. Who knew? Thanks, Irish. You'll forever be in my heart for that awakening.
(gift, serendipity in a used bookstore, prize, etc.).
Ummmm.....no one call the cops, but I stole this from my 12th grade English teacher. It has her name signed in the front and all. I had this long discussion with her one day on the Arthurian legend and she brought it in for me to borrow.
I never got around to reading it before the end of the year and she never asked for it. It's gone with me through several moves. Just this past year, I was able to actually break down and read it. And I regret not reading it sooner. I fell in love. It's the history of Merlin. It's amazing. Simply amazing.
Do you see a theme in my reading material of late? I'm addicted to all things King Arthur.
I just bought this not too long ago and am enjoying the hell out of it. It makes me feel for Morgaine. To see the legend from her eyes.
I have to say that this book has gone with me to lots of places. Airports, Disney World, work, Colorado, the backyard, etc....
Hands down, my favorite book in the whole entire world. No contest. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is my second favorite. I love that Reepicheep.
A bonus book that you want to talk about but doesn’t fit into the other questions.
This is the book that took me away from non-stop fiction reading. I love SNL and had to have this book. I devoured it in like 2 days and it started my obsession with non-fiction. I love reading about the genius that is what makes things big or even that makes things fail.
My current non-fiction obsession is all things Disney. Biography, history of, the making of, etc....
Not surprising, I know.
Here's the bookshelf in my living room behind the front door. I don't file my book in any kind of order. Just random. I also like to put things in my shelves. These are all the books that for some reason or another, I saved.
Most fiction books I donate to the library after reading. This shelf holds my Harry Potters, my Lord of the Rings trilogy plus The Hobbit, my Narnia series, my classics, my Jimmy Buffetts, non-fiction, etc....If you're interested, you can click on the pics to make them larger if you want to see what all I have.
And this....this is the pile of books I still need to read. Mostly fiction, but several non-fiction in there as well. My mom gives me all her books when she's done reading them, hence the all the fiction. There's actually more under the table on the floor. Sigh......just not enough hours in the day.
Now I have to tag 3-5 people.
If you wanna play along, head on over to Candid Carrie's for more Foto fun!