1. Describe your bookshelf and where you got it from.
It’s technically an armoire that my mom bought for me from Big Lots. We didn’t put the doors on it so I could use it as a shelf.
2. Do you have any special or different way of organizing your books?
The first, second, and third shelves are grouped by author, series, genre, and age group. My TBR shelf is categorized by which book I plan on reading next, and the ones in the box are organized by size.
3. Is there a book you received as a gift?
The first fiveCarmen Browne books (there’s only four in the picture because I let someone borrow the fifth book and I never got it back) from my oldest sister, Jennifer; age eleven.
The Last Song from Jennifer for my thirteenth birthday.
A Walk to Remember from my brother for getting good grades.
Two copies of The Fault in Our Stars from my mom and my sister, Ashley, for Christmas, age fifteen (I gave one of them to my best friend).
Words from a Wandererfrom Mom and Dad for my seventeenth birthday.
Towering from my brother-in-law for Christmas, age seventeen.
The Paper Gods series from Jennifer for my eighteenth birthday.
4. Is there a book from a friend on your shelf?
My friends don’t support my obsession. I’m always the one to give and recommend books.
5. What’s the thickest (most amount of pages) book on your shelf?
The Complete Grimm’s Fairytales (880 pages)
6. What’s the thinnest (least amount of pages) book on your shelf?
Words from a Wanderer by Alex Elle (58 pages)
7. What’s the smallest (height and width wise) book on your shelf?
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks (6.75″x4.25″)
8. What’s the biggest (height and width wise) book on your shelf?
The Random House book of Fairy Tales (11.375″x7.75″)
9. The last book you read on your shelf?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
10. Of all the books on your shelf, which was the first you read?
Meet Josefina by Valerie Tripp
11. Most expensive book?
The End of Oz by Danielle Paige ($18.99 at Barnes and Noble)
12. Do you have the complete series of any book series?
Aesop’s Fables and The Classic Fairy Tales. I bought them on the same day.
14. What book has been on your shelf FOREVER?
Meet Josefina, Josefina Learns a Lesson, and Josefina’s Surprise
15. What’s the most recently published book on your shelf?
Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (May 2nd, 2017)
16. The oldest book on your shelf (as in, the actual copy is old)?
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum (First Ballantine Books Edition published in 1979)
17. A book you won?
I haven’t won a giveaway yet.
18. A book you’d hate to let out of your sight (aka a book you never let someone borrow)?
All of them. I don’t see/trust anyone enough to lend out my books.
19. Most beat up book?
It’s a tie between Seventeenth Summer by Maureen Daly and The Summer I Turned Pretty series bind up by Jenny Han. Seventeenth Summer has really wrinkled pages and The Summer I Turned Pretty has red Kool-Aid stains.
20. Most pristine book?
Any of my newer books that I paid full price for.
21. A book from your childhood?
The Carmen Browne series.
22. A book that’s not actually your book?
Technically the first three Josefina books belong to my sister, Ashley.
23. A book with a special/different cover (e.g. leather bound, soft fuzzy cover etc.)?
I’m not sure if this counts, but my copy of Great Expectations by Charles Dickens didn’t come with a dust jacket or barcode.
24. A book that is your favorite color?
Alice in Wonderland, Little Women, Sealed With a Diss, What I Thought Was True, Claire, A Little Princess, Happy Princess, The Color Purple, Anastasia’s Secret, and Carrie
25. Book that’s been on your shelf the longest that you STILL haven’t read?
The Hunger Games. I started reading it, but stopped once I got to chapter four.
26. Do you have more than one copy of a book?
The Clique by Lisi Harrison. One is the normal cover; the other is the movie tie-in edition.
27. Any signed books?
The movie tie-in edition of The Clique has the signatures of the main actresses from the movie printed onto the title page.