Thursday, February 11, 2016

Bookshelf Tour Tag

I have been tagged! I love being tagged, by the way. This particular tag is a Bookshelf Tour Tag, started by LoverofLembas, at Lover of Lembas.

The rules are:
  • Once you are tagged, copy and paste the image above into your new post.
  • Show readers your book shelf and explain what books are on there.  Pictures are always fun!
  • Tag as many other people as you want and copy-paste these instructions onto your post so they know exactly what to do.
  • Make sure to leave a link to your post on the site you were tagged.

So! Here is the very small bookshelf in my bedroom:

It's actually an end table but it works quite as well, for the present time.

The top of the shelf is what I call my "display of honor" because it contains (from left to right) Lord of the Rings, a nice hardbound Brother's Grimm collection, and my six Penguin Classics Edition books: Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Northanger Abbey. These books on top are some of my favorites that I own.
Just below, however...
There is A Dance with Jane Austen, which has practically all you need to know about dances in the Regency period (I haven't quite finished it, as you might note if you see my bookmark in there, but I find it very interesting). Next, The Words of Jane Austen, from my oldest sister, and then two Agatha Christie novels (Murder on the Orient Express and The Mysterious Affair at Styles), then the last two books of the Dragon Keeper Chronicles by Donita K. Paul. Then we have The Gammage Cup and The Whisper of Glocken, two witty fantasy books that make up a tiny series by Carolyn Kendall. The third, sixth, and seventh Harry Potter books are next, and we finish with The Hobbit and The Unfinished Tales of Middle Earth.
Below the vertical books on the left is a falling-apart collection of Jane Austen's six novels (which I keep only for Persuasion, really, as I own the others), and on the right is Mansfield Park (Jane Austen) and the two volumes of Gail Carson Levine's Princess Tales.

The bottom level of the bookshelf is really the carpet, but who cares?
The far left stack has The Wide-Awake Princess and The Frog Princess by E. D. Baker, The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope, The Rumplestiltskin Problem by Vivian Van Velde (what an awesome name!), and The Lamb Among the Stars series (minus the first book because it's on loan to a friend).
In the middle I have three books I read for school and one I haven't read at all (guess which one?).
H. G. Well's The Invisible Man, Marcus Zusak's The Book Thief, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, and Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird.

Lastly we have Stepping Heavenward (which is a good book but one I haven't read for a long while), the second and third books of the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, and the four Dragons in Our Midst books.
(I'm noticing a theme here, of crusty old novels and dragons).

The end table has a little pocket on each side. The left one (above) has six books from the Grandma's Attic series, that I have collected. I took the books from the right one and photographed them separately, below. The Princess and the Goblin and The Princess and the Curdie, by George MacDonald, and the first two Green Knowe books by L. M. Boston.

Bonus — I took a picture of the shelf above my clothes in my closet, where I keep my devotional books plus some other random things. Left to right is Divine Design, Writing MagicKisses from Katie, Beautiful Outlaw, Girls with Swords (a workbook, actually, which I'm ashamed to say has nothing written in it), Captivating, Paper Doll, The Languages of Tolkien and Middle EarthUncompromising, Walking with Frodo, Walking Through the Wardrobe, Walking with Bilbo, Live Life on PurposeMere Christianity, Life in 6 Words, Kate Greenaway's Language of Flowers and Kate Greenaway's Birthday Book, then a bunch of journals, and finally Tolkien The Illustrated Encyclopedia. There are far too many titles in that sentence to give authors for all of them, so look them up if you're interested. :) I will say that I highly recommend Kisses from Katie by Katie Davis, Captivating and Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldrege, Live Life on Purpose by Claude Hickman, and Mere Christianity by C. S. Lewis. And the language of flowers is just super cool (so are the two Tolkien books, I might add).
Oh? You noticed I skipped two after Divine Design? Well, those happen to be two copies of a book I had printed at, containing three fairy tale rewritings of my own invention (if you have any writings you'd like in hardcopy, let me tell you Lulu is VERY cheap. I printed one for both my grandmas and thought I'd get two for myself while I was at it).
The poster behind is from a play I was in (actually I was in the play on the top half, which you can't really see ;P )
I tag:

Thanks for the idea, Lover of Lembas!
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  1. I'm glad you liked the tag! I love your shelf it is so cute, especially those pockets! You have so many Tolkien books--how would you rate them? Maybe I should expand my collection...

    1. Well, the Languages of Middle Earth I would definitely rate highly — it has a section on each of the languages, and an English to Elvish dictionary, and a page with the various Elvish scripts. I haven't looked all the way through the Encyclopedia but it's very useful when I'm wondering to myself what a Balrog actually IS or something like that. I admit that I haven't actually read The Lost Tales of Middle Earth... ;P

  2. I would be really interested in learning more about the languages! Maybe I should put it on my birthday present list :). I think you'll like the Book of Lost Tales if you're into The Silmarillion

    1. I haven't made it to the Silmarillion yet either, but it's on my list!

  3. Thanks for tagging me! You have such a cute collection of books.

  4. Oh my GOODNESS. YOUR JANE AUSTEN COPIES. Major, Major Envy. :-D (I really need to buy copies like that right NOW.)

    Thanks so much for tagging me, Awdur! I have however done a 'book-shelf tag' some time not-to-long-ago... so if you want to see my bookshelves you can head over to that post. Here's a link:

    Thanks anyway, though! And I second Skye: You DO have such a cute collection of books. :-)

    ~ Naomi

  5. Ooooh lovely books! I've just found your blog and it's lovely!

  6. Sky, Naomi and Miss Evie - thanks for the kind thoughts!


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