Hello Fellow Readers,
I hope you are having a lovely week so far. I was recently tagged in a new and original book tag, which I am so excited to share with you. I thought it was a brilliant idea as it will give you the opportunity to discuss your bookshelf arrangements. This tag was created by 24hryabookblog, it’s relevant to our blog community, so we get to discuss our book collection and what’s on our shelves.
- Link back to the original creator’s post 24hryabookblog┃Personal Library Book Tag
- Answer the questions / prompts
- Tagging is not required, but you can if you want to
- Feel free to use 24hryabookblog’s graphic for your own post (with credit) if you’d like or create your own
1: How do you organize the books on your shelves?
This is going to sound super weird, but I actually organise my books in terms of personal importance and ratings. I group my most favourite series together, divided them in paperback and hardback. I then go according to ratings. Five stars on the top, 1-2 stars or DNF’ed at the very bottom. I also have two shelves entirely dedicated to Sarah J. Maas. I know, it doesn’t probably make sense when you hear me talking about it (my brain is messy), but, hey, it makes sense to me, lol.
2: Any particular aesthetic or niche genre of books you’d like to see more of on your shelves?
I don’t actually have a specific aesthetic or niche genre, but paperbacks remain my favourite format.
3: Pick a book on your shelf and share the personal story behind it!
I have this book titled Bloodprint which I bought at YALC 2018 for £2. I went to YALC for three days in a row and I knew that on Sunday evening they would sell books for super discounted prices. So I hung around the Harper Voyager stand and waited until they started cleaning up. In the end I managed to get this book for such a good price. However, I am ashamed to admit that I still haven’t read this one. On top of that, I recently found out this book is now part of a 4 book series and I am feeling the pressure to read it and the guilt of abandoning it even more.
4: Name a book (or books) in your personal collection that people would be surprised to see that you own.
I have a small collection of Dan Jones‘s books. I really like the way he explains history, so from time to time I indulge myself in a good Middle Age history book.
5: What’s a book that you own that’s still on your TBR?
I have the FairyLoot edition of Skyward by Brandon Sanderson. I am aware that this book is highly requested and sought after for ludicrous amount of money on B/S/T groups. I still haven’t read it, but I know one day I will… One day… For now, I’ll hold on to that.
6: Name a book (or books) you desperately want to add to your personal library:
I would love to have all of Danielle L. Jensen‘s books. They are not easy to find here in this island, and I would love to discover more about this writer. Dark Shores series is such a great story so far and I’m intrigued to read more books from her.
7: Any particular goals you have for your collection?
I think there are a few FairyLoot/Illumicrate editions I want to sell, because I know I won’t read those (or didn’t like them), but the B/S/T market is super competitive and it’s getting out of control. I have a good amount of books I need to read, sitting there in my shelves for months and I have all the intentions to do that. But buying books is also a way to reward myself after a very hard time at work, or life, so I keep buying more books… It’s a vicious cycle I wish to break.
I loved answering these questions. If you liked this tag, please consider yourself tagged. I can’t wait to hear more about your bookshelves.