The Bookshelf Book Tag

The tag I am doing today was originally created by awanderingmind on Youtube. I wasn’t tagged by anyone, but am answering the questions any way.


1- How many bookshelves do you have? We have two tall bookshelves with five levels, and three small bookshelves with three levels. One small shelf is for cookbooks in the kitchen, one is for some of my daughter’s books, and the other small shelf houses her homeschool supplies. The two tall shelves are a mix of my and my husbands books. We need far more bookshelves. The two biggest shelves in our linen closet are stacked with books too!

2- How many books are on your bookshelves? Or how many books you think you have? I have no idea. For adult books, maybe a 1000 or so. My daughter probably has at least that many too.

3- How do you organize your books? Aside from the three small bookshelves having only one sort of book, there is no other organization.

4- What is the oldest book on your bookshelf? The oldest book is a copy of Captain January by Laura E Richards that was printed in 1902.

5- What is the newest book on your bookshelf? Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. The first book I ever preordered. Not much book buying going on around here these days with very little income still.

6- What is the longest book on your bookshelf? The longest book on my bookshelf is a book I haven’t read. It is my husband’s book. It is called Paths of Darkness by R.A. Salvatore. It seems to be a bindup of 4 novels and ticks in at 1184 pages. A fantasy series. I can’t see myself reading something so large.

7- What is the shortest book on your bookshelf? The shortest book on my bookshelf is Teaching From Rest by Sarah Mackenzie. One of my favorite books. It ticks in at a mere 89 pages. But they are fantastic pages for any homeschooing parent to read. It is faith based, but even as an atheist I was able to pull many gems from this book to empower myself as a homeschooling mother.

8- What is the predominant genre on your bookshelf? That’s a hard one. Looking at only the books I consider as belonging to myself I would say either non-fiction or young adult, largely dystopian.

9- Have you done a bookshelf tour? No. Probably not a thing I’ll be doing any time soon either.

10- Go on a random number generator and talk about the book that corresponds with that number.  I got shelf 9, book 28. That is Brisinger by Christoper Paolini. The third book in The Inheritance Cycle. We own a four book box set, but I have yet to read any of the series.

11- Do you have fan merch or any other decorations on your bookshelf? The only none book items on my main bookshelves are a container that holds my bookmarks and my two yoyos. My husband is an enthusiast and has a large number of yoyos. I bought two really nice ones to be able to enjoy the hobby with him just a bit.

Number 12 is to show my bookshelves, but that is simply not possible today. I had fun answer the other questions though.

Now I’m curious. What are the longest and shortest books on your bookshelves?

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