Monday, January 12, 2009

The Bookshelf Meme

The Bookshelf Meme
I was tagged for this meme by Alice at At Home with Books.

Tell me about the book that has been on your shelves the longest...

Drums in Autumn & Voyager by Diana Garbon. I have read the first 2 in the Outlander Series but haven't gotten around to these 2. Not sure why I liked both books I have read in the series. The first 4 books in the series were given to me by a co-worker 3-4 jobs ago!! And I am not a job hopper - it has probably been 9 years since she gave them to me!! Yikes I need to get these read. They have also moved with me from Illinois to Kentucky! I have a few boxes of books in storage also, but since I can't remember what these were I will ignore that there might be some older ones in there!!

Tell me about a book that reminds you of something specific in your life (i.e. a person, a place, a time, etc.)...

Has to be What to Expect when you are expecting! LOL! I read this book cover to cover with my first baby and only pieces with the 2nd baby. The only complaint about this book is very little coverage of Gestational Diabetes.

Tell me about the most recent addition to your shelves...

Water Dancers by Terri Gamble this is our book club book for the this month. I am trying not to add more to my huge TBR pile!

Tell me about a book that has been with you to the most places...

This one is hard because I typically read the books I take places. I would have to say Water Dancers will be the most places but not necessarily with me. I mooched it so it was at a previous owner, my friend Sarah is reading it so it is at her house, I will read it, it will go to the book club meeting with me, and then off to my friend in China who has a hard time finding English language books (and she is a speed reader!). Although going on this theme I have several library books - who knows where they have been!

Tell me about a bonus book that doesn't fit any of the above questions...
The book I have been referring to a lot lately is 50,000+ Best Baby Names. 38 days to go and still no name...we have some options but no firm name. I think we will pick out a few and take a look at the baby and see if the name fits. Some in the running right now are:

Kira or Kirya
Gabriella or Gabrielle

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.
I am tagging
Booklogged at A Reader's Journal
Stephanie at The Written Word


Alyce said...

Good luck picking a baby name! My parents were going to name me Michael Gabriel if I was a boy - after the angels.

Maree said...

A new baby!!! I'm jealous _ I'd LOVE another baby :)
Good luck with the baby name _ it's not easy, is it. In the end we named Patrick after my Dad, who died before I got pregnant. If he had been a girl our short list was Isobel, Elinor or Abigail :)
And thanks for tagging me for the meme _ I'm going to do it now :)