Bookshelf Meme

I've Been Tagged -twice

BethF of Beth Fish Reads tagged me a couple weeks ago and MizB of ShouldBeReading tagged me today for the Bookshelf Meme.

1) The book that's been on my shelf the longest: It would have to be science fiction/fantasy books since that is what I read the most of way back when. My brother got me hooked on the Xanth Series when it came out so I would have to say A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony which started it all.

2) A book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time, etc.) I would have to go with the Xanth book again. Reminds me of my first apartment and the thrill of filling up those bookshelves with science fiction books. I remember the first time I moved, my brother complaining about all the book boxes and how I packed them too heavy. The rule of thumb became: If you personally can't lift them, then they are too heavy.

3) A book you acquired in some interesting way (gift, serendipity in a used bookstore, prize, etc.): I've received a lot of gift books over the years, but I would have to say obtaining my first advanced reader copy, which was "Dark Pursuit" by Brandilyn Collins.

4) A book that’s been with you to the most places: My bible.

5) The most recent addition to your shelves: Find Me by Debra Webb.

I happened across her group blog Murder She Writes the other day. She blogs along with several other authors I like including Roxanne St. Claire, Allison Brennan, and Toni Causey, just to name a few. She was talking about the research she had done for her new book, Find Me and I put it on my wishlist. Well, I was in Save-mart and lo and behold, the book was there. I had to get it.

6 ) A bonus book that you want to talk about but doesn’t fit into the other questions:I signed up to be a Thomas Nelson book review blogger a few weeks ago. I'm excited because yesterday when I checked what books were available, discovered Kiss by Ted Dekker on the list.
(clapping hands with glee!)

Of course, I had to request it and should have it in a few days. He also has a new one coming out in April called "Boneman's Daughter" which I am adding to my Pub Challenge list o' books.

If you haven't done this meme yet - then TAG, you are it!

Here are the rules to the meme:

1. Tag 3-5 people, so the fun keeps going! See note above.

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.


  1. Great answers! The only time I hate owning books is when I have to move! Arghhh. They weigh a ton!

  2. LOL... And, without having first looked at your blog, I tagged you yet again! LOL. But, I won't make you repeat yourself. ;) It was fun reading your answers! :)


  3. He he. Ok, I'm so doing this meme!


Unfortunately due to being spammed, all comments will be moderated and will appear after approval. At least I'm not using the dreaded captcha. Thank you for dropping by!