Bookshelf Book Tag

I don’t do a whole lot of tags, but when I was tagged to do this one by the wonderful Jillian The Bookish Butterfly (check her out! You won’t be disappointed!), I knew I had to do this one! I absolutely love the questions and loved her answers 🙂 Bookshelves are like heaven for me (and basically any other bookworm). As soon as we see shelves it’s like a magnetic pull and we can’t resist! I was so excited to get tagged for this one because it gave me a reason to talk about them! So here we go!

HOW MANY BOOKSHELVES DO YOU HAVE?

Right now I have 3 full size shelves and one half shelf. I got them all from Ikea for an insanely low price! The full size shelves were on clearance because they discontinued the yellow background. I have space for one more full size shelf and I might need to pick one up soon!

HOW MANY BOOKS ARE ON YOUR BOOKSHELVES? OR HOW MANY BOOKS DO YOU HAVE?

I have roughly 425 books. I counted last month but since then I’ve unhauled a bunch and bought a couple more.

HOW DO YOU ORGANIZE YOUR BOOKS?

I have them organized by genre. All of the genres are separate except for fantasy and science fiction which I put together. Then I have all the books that I haven’t read yet on their own shelves.

WHAT IS THE OLDEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?

My oldest book is a copy of When We Were Very Young by A.A. Milne (author of Winnie The Pooh) printed in 1925. It’s got a bunch of poetry that includes Christopher Robin and a teddy bear that looks like Pooh Bear but isn’t named as so yet.

WHAT IS THE NEWEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?

 

I have two ways to answer this question. The most recent books I hauled were the hardcover (Slytherin) and paperback (Hufflepuff) special editions of The Chamber of Secrets. But the newest book that I have is an ARC of Sadie by Courtney Summers which doesn’t publish until September 4th…… so it’s technically from the future lol!

WHAT IS THE LONGEST BOOK ON YOUR SHELF?

It

It by Stephen King which is 1,166 pages. And yes I have read it! It took forever but I did it!

WHAT IS THE SHORTEST BOOK YOU OWN?

A house at the bottom of the lake

A House at the Bottom of a Lake by Josh Malerman at 118 pages

WHAT IS THE PREDOMINANT GENRE ON YOUR SHELF?

Fantasy, with science fiction being a close second.

HAVE YOU DONE A BOOKSHELF TOUR?

Not yet……. but I have plans! Coming soon!

GO ON A RANDOM NUMBER GENERATOR AND TALK ABOUT THE BOOK THAT CORRESPONDS WITH THAT NUMBER

nevernight

I swear to god I didn’t plan this! Even a random online generator knows my Kristoff obsession!!!!

DO YOU HAVE FAN MERCHANDISE OR ANY OTHER DECORATIONS ON YOUR BOOKSHELF?

Kind of but not a whole lot. I’ve got a few battery operated candles, owls, and some Harry Potter Funko Pop’s 🙂

SHOW US YOUR BOOKSHELF!

Last week I finally went for it and reorganized my shelves. My son had taken the majority of a large bookcase just for his toys……. The life of a mother with an 8 year old son. But I ran out of space and had to kick his toys out! lol I bought him his own storage container and now I had so much space I couldn’t figure out what to do with it!

2018 shelves

I TAG (aka show me your shelves!)

I Should Read That

Kyera’s Library

Bookishly Rebecca

Beware of the Reader

Until next time, happy reading!

44 Comments Add yours

  1. Amber says:

    IT is such a big book. My respect to EVERYBODY who has read that one!!!

    I love the yellow backdrop on those shelves – so cheery! I have 3.5 bookshelves as well, but I’m dying to get some new ones. 🙂 One, I’ve had since I was a kid, and you can see the bowed shelf where the Harry Potter series used to sit. XD

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    1. That’s amazing that you have a bowed shelf from your Harry Potter books! Not aesthetically pleasing, but a sweet memory all the same 🙂

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      1. Amber says:

        That or cheap bookshelves. 😛 Haha.

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  2. I totally have book shelf envy right now!!

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  3. Rebecca says:

    What a fun tag!! I might have to do this one!

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    1. It is a fun one for sure! Consider yourself tagged then 🙂

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  4. st0riedadventures says:

    This looks like so much fun!

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    1. It was! Hope you get the chance to do it. Just think of it as a way to show off your shelves!

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  5. Ruqs says:

    Omg your bookshelves are soooo beautiful!!

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  6. Thank you for tagging me! I just redid my shelf and I’ve been eager to show it off 🙂

    You have so many books! I’ll be lucky if I have 100 😂

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    1. Just remember that this is years and years of saving! And I’m old 😂

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  7. elissa says:

    Your bookshelves are beautiful — and organized! Mine are so haphazard and chaotic. I wouldn’t be able to share a picture without embarrassment right now.

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    1. The only reason they look this way is because I just finished reorganizing them 😂

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  8. Beware Of The Reader says:

    Hahaha thanks for the tag! I’ll do it this week but I’ll have to count my books!!!!!

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  9. Oooh I love your bookshelves! They are so neat and organized and pretty! Mine are a disaster right now!

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    1. Thanks! I just finished reorganizing them so I took a picture before it got messed up again lol 😂

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  10. All my thoughts dissipated when I saw the bookshelf
    I mean wow ❤ ❤
    Great everything 😀

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  11. Carolina @fictionologyst says:

    I love this tag, I hope you don’t mind if I’m tagging myself! What an amazing bookshelf you have 💕

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    1. Consider yourself tagged then!!

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  12. Love your bookshelf, our heart is just palpitating (is that a word?) rapidly lookibg at it 😍😍

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    1. Yes it is a word 😂 and used appropriately!

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  13. Alex says:

    Some great choices there, and yes, you’ve certainly got a lot of books. I need to count how many shelves I have about the apartment, and how many books I have on them … in fact, why don’t I just do the tag, that would be easier, wouldn’t it? 😉

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    1. It would! Consider yourself tagged!

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      1. Alex says:

        Done and posted!

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        1. I’ll be sure to check it out when I get home tonight 🙂

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  14. Such a fun tag! I wish I had room for three and a half bookshelves!!

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    1. I definitely didn’t have room in my old house. Just one half shelf and a whole lot stacked on the floor and in the closet 😂

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      1. That sounds like me now! 😂 I have more books in the closet then on my shelf!

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        1. 😂 priorities for your next move then!

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  15. kyera says:

    Your shelves are beautiful! I have to find time to do this tag and attempt to take a decent photo of my shelves. Thanks for the tag.

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    1. Thanks! I don’t think I’ve seen a pic of your shelves since you’ve been home so I was curious lol

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      1. kyera says:

        It’s a struggle and constant rearrangement.

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  16. Meher Gandhi says:

    This is such a fun tag!

    Also, I am an ardent reader, too! I recently posted a post which talks about tips to beat reading slumps! I would be glad to know what you think about it!

    Here’s the link:
    https://thescribblingssite.wordpress.com/2018/07/29/bustle-bout-books-tips-to-beat-reading-slumps/

    Happy reading!

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