April 10, 2009

Catching Up

(Emily Ruth, I owe you an apology for the delay in posting this.)

Bookshelf Meme

Tell me about the book that has been on your shelf the longest:

I'm not sure if I'm even remembering this right, but I'm guessing it was a collection of Disney short stories. And at the time, I didn't like to read at all. But at age 2, I devoured Mickey Mouse. He was appealing, somehow.

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

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Oh my gosh. I remember that when I got my copy (the day it came out), my sister was off at a birthday party and I was reading in the car. The line at Borders was so long, and we had to wait forever to get to the front. But we eventually did.

My sister and I struck a deal that we'd each read six chapters, and then we'd read the rest of the book together (since I'd read a bit when she was gone). After chapter 20 ("Xenophilius Lovegood"), being the nice person I am, I let her finish the book first. Then I read the ending while munching on a strawberry bar. We had gray skies.

Tell me about a book you acquired in some interesting way (gift, serendipity in a used book store, prize, etc.)

My grandpa had an old copy of Alice in Wonderland -- it was blue, gold lettering on the front...and he gave it to me, which was really nice of him. I still have it and I read it last year (the first time I'd ever read it. I know.)

Tell me about the most recent addition to your shelves:

It would have to be this. I got it for Christmas because I was dying to read it, but I'm not going to say anything. Hopefully the lack of any rating translates to "0 stars."

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

Since I've no idea, I'm going to steal this off my sister. According to her, it was The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan, which we took to...8? 9? countries in Europe. Sure. I can buy that. :)

Tell me about a book that doesn't fit any of the above questions:

Oh gosh. Well. New and Selected Poems: Volumes One and Two (Mary Oliver) were the first books of poetry I'd ever owned. And they're fantastic. If you haven't read any Mary Oliver, DO IT.

Emily Ruth's post - along with rules - is here.

And since some of you despise tags and others of you love them, I'm letting you tag yourself. Cheers!


I've also been given two more fantastic awards -- from Em and Leigha.

The Proximidade Award and the "Your Blog is Fabulous" Award. Thank you! I'm nominating:

Danielle of Seeking Neverland (http://www.seekingneverland.wordpress.com/)
Erin of Miss Erin and Backstage Musings (http://www.misserinmarie.blogspot.com/, http://www.actressbackstage.blogspot.com/)
Emily Ruth of AyeCaptain (http://www.ayecaptain.blogspot.com/)

Your Blog is Fabulous:
Priya of Book Crumbs (because you're a very nice sister and have a very nice blog!) (http://www.priyaganesan.blogspot.com/)
Summermoon of The Summermoon Chronicles (http://www.thesummermoonchronicles.blogspot.com/)
Cassandra of You'll find me where reality meets fiction... (http://www.dark-hearted-rose.blogspot.com/)
Maribeth of Over the Rainbow (http://www.sunshinemaribeth.wordpress.com/)
Faith of Faithful ;) (http://www.faithfullyme.wordpress.com/)


Nikki Carson (Katie) said...

Did you get my award?

Anonymous said...

Ah thanks!
I have the exact same copy of Alice in Wonderland it sounds like!

Delaney said...

I relate very keenly to your Harry Potter + sister story. My sister is very close to me in ages, and we like a lot of the same books. We arrange ahead of time who is going to read what first. Both of us read pretty quickly, so it's usually just a matter of waiting a few hours. ... Except with Harry Potter. My sister reads those books much faster than I.

(I found your blog via Jess's Meandering Along, by the way :) )

Cassandra said...

Thank you! My first award! :D