The Bookshelf Meme

Raidergirl from An Adventure in Reading tagged me for Eva's Bookshelf Meme. I'm finally getting to it today.

the book that’s been on your shelves the longest:
I think that's a copy of Heidi that my Grandmother gave me. I had Little Women longer but it spent most of it's time in a box recently.

a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time, etc.):
When I look at my old copy of Wuthering Heights, I always think of how I first took it from my parents shelf and read it in my room at Christmastime. It will always remind me of Christmas for some reason.

a book you acquired in some interesting way (gift, serendipity in a used bookstore, prize, etc.):
I have a couple of books from my mother-in-laws house that the family were going to throw out. I think they are interesting. They're very old. One is a book of French short stories (I'll have to work on my French to read it) called Contes Dramatiques (Dramatic Stories). The other is Audels Plumbers and Steam Fitters Guide #1. Yeah, exciting stuff. It has an unique cover and I like the old fashioned drawings inside. I've found it for sale online and it's quite an antique! It's really stinky too from living in a basement for years.

the mo
st recent addition to your shelves:
Just yesterday I picked up Jamaica Inn by Daphne DuMaurier and Fifth Business by Robertson Davies at the used book store. I love DuMaurier and thought I'd give Davies a try. The cover on the left is the edition of Jamaica Inn I picked up. Isn't it the cheesiest thing you've ever seen?!

the book whose loss would traumatise you the most:
Um, all of them? Well, I'll narrow it down to my oldest books, like Little Women, Heidi, Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights. They would be hard to replace since they are very old and I've had them forever.

a book that’s been with you to the most places:
Other than trips to the beach or summer cottage, my books haven't travelled very far. Mostly, because I haven't travelled far!

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 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.

3 people, um:
Trish, heylady


  1. Thanks for tagging me! I'll do this shortly. :-)

  2. lol, that cover of Jamaica Inn is indeed on the cheesy side :P

  3. I really like Robertson Davies. Yes, that is a wee bit cheesy of a cover! But you should see the movie. Yowza.

    It's like picking your favorite child no? Great meme though.

  4. There is a song by Tori Amos called Jamaica Inn that I love. I can't wait to hear about this book

  5. Wow that is a cheesy cover! I wonder sometimes about the artists who design those.

  6. Yay for Wuthering Heights! I mentioned that one in my own bookshelf meme more than any other book.

  7. Oh I loved Heidi as a child. Everyone seemed to give me a copy of it. I noticed I had four copies of it when I was packing my books back home.

  8. This is a fun meme. I've been meaning to post it forever!

  9. Yes, I always think of Tori Amos when I see Jamaica Inn.

    And I love Fifth Business! It's about time for me to do a reread.

  10. Nymeth- The girl has a bizarre shape as well.

    Carrie- I haven't seen the movie. Do I want to?!

    NovelMenagerie & Lenore- I'll have to check out that song.

    Kim- It screams 1970s.

    Trish- I love my copy.

    Michelle- It's a 'girl' book, so I guess everyone gives it to girls.

    Andi & Trish- Can't wait to see your answers.


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