Monday, January 05, 2009

First Meme of the Year

I was tagged by Josette to do this meme. It’s my first of the year and a bookish one to boot.

The Rules from Eva, the meme creator at A Striped Armchair:

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.

The book that’s been on your shelves the longest:

The answer to this one would be the copies of novels that I saved from high school. I still have A Separate Peace by John Knowles and Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.

A book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time, etc.):

This would be my copy of Creation in Death by J.D. Robb. This book will always remind me of Dana because we drove to Myrtle Beach together for the book signing..

A book you acquired in some interesting way (gift, serendipity in a used bookstore, prize, etc.):

Again, that would be my Creation in Death book because I bought it at the book signing. It’s the only book I’ve ever bought at a book signing.

A book that’s been with you to the most places:

This one is really hard to answer. We’ve moved so many times that most of my books are better travelled than a lot of people will ever be, lol. Still, I’d have to say that the answer is the books that  I’ve had since high school. Since they are the oldest, they probably have the most miles on them.

A bonus book that you want to talk about but doesn’t fit into the other questions:

I can’t really think of one. I’m still reading my Marie Antoinette biography which is a fantastic book. Aside from the intrigue of the French royal court, the thing I find most interesting about this book is reading the tidbits about the American Revolution from the French perspective. Being an American myself, I’ve only been taught or have read about our history from an American perspective so it’s been fun and informative to see how the French viewed it especially considering the American/French relations of today.

Now I have to tag people. I have a really hard time picking people so I tag anybody who would like to play along. Please leave me a comment if you do so that I can read your responses though! :)


  1. I'm trying to think of what book has been on my shelf the longest . . . I'd have a difficult time figuring that out! My Valdemar books always remind me of my husband since he's the one who gave them to me. They were his originally. I hadn't realized at the time how difficult it was for him to part with the books--he must have been pretty sure we would end up married. :-)

  2. It was hard for me to figure out too. It was just a guess, but I can't imagine what books I would have had longer than the ones from high school.

    That's sweet about your husband. ;)


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