Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The Bookshelf Tag

Sweet Shantelle from  A Writer's Heart  recently did this tag with an 'open nomination', so to speak. So, I kind of tagged myself. LOL! :) I may've went a little overboard with the pictures...

Describe your bookshelf (or wherever it is you keep your books-it doesn’t actually have to be a shelf!) and where you got it from. It's a tall (nearly to the ceiling) wooden bookshelf. We got it from a family in the homeschool group several years ago. The top shelf is pictures, knick-knacks, etc. The second, third and fourth shelves are book. Then the fifth is my scrapbooks and the bottom is books again. :D

Do you have any special or different way of organizing your books? I organize my books by author's last name (like at the library) except for some sets. Ex. I put all the American girl books under 'American' and all the Sisters in Time series by 'sister' so that the sets are together. :-)

What’s the thickest (most amount of pages) book on your shelf? 
The Little House Treasury has the most pages,

But The Mandie Collection, Volume four is only a few pages behind. 

And if this question means book (not several books-in-one), then Anne of Avonlea by Lucy Maud Montgomery. 

What’s the thinnest (least amount of pages) book on your shelf?
The Chik-fil-a version of The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (retold by Jean Fischer)...not kidding! 

Is there a book you received as a birthday gift?
I got Mandie's Cookbook by Lois Gladys Leppard last year. 

What’s the smallest (height and width wise) book on your shelf? 
A Girl After God's Own Heart Devotional by Elizabeth George. ;) 

What’s the biggest (height and width wise) book on your shelf?
The signature edition of Charlotte's Web. 

Is there a book from a friend on your shelf? 
Possibly but I can't think of one...

Most expensive book?
Probably "The Annonoated Anne of Green Gables". I had to have it for school a few years back. 

The last book you read on your shelf?
"A Dream Not Imagined" by Shantelle Mary Hannu and "Gift From the Storm" by Rebekah A. Morris. 

Of all the books on your shelf, which was the first you read?
I'm going to say Peanut Butter Friends in a Chop Suey World by Deb Brammer and Escape by Mona Dunckel. I read them in...3rd grade? There's probably some I've read before this that I'm forgetting, like the American Girl Books. 

Do you have more than one copy of a book? Actually I do. I have 2 copies of A Cousin's Promise by Wanda E. Brunstetter. I had one copy and I wanted to read the other two books so I got the trilogy. 

And the same thing happened with the The Hope Chest by Wanda E. Brunstetter. 

Do you have the complete series of any book series?

Yep! Several actually. (In the picture, left to right starting at the top.) Of the American Girl books I have the complete series of Felicity, Caroline, Kirsten, Addy, Samantha, Kit, and Molly. By Wanda E. Brunstetter I have...Daughters of Lancaster County, Sisters of Holmes County, Brides of Lancaster County, Brides of Webster County, Rachel Yoder- Always Trouble Somewhere, The Discovery, Kentucky Brothers, and Indiana Cousins. Kathleen Mckenzie- A Life of Faithby Tracy Leininger Craven; Keystone Stables by Martha Hubler; Avery's Battlefield and Avery's Crossroads by Deanna K. Klingel; The Mandie Series by Lois Gladys Leppard; Summerhill Secrets by Beverly Lewis; Starlight Animal Rescue by Dandi Daley Mackall; Sarah, Plain and Tall by Patricia MacLachlan. The Circle C Beginnings, Circle C Adventures, and Goldtown Adventures by Susan K. Marlow. Twenty-four Sisters in Time books (I'm not sure whether or not that's all of them.) And lastly, The Little House on the Prairie series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

What’s the newest addition to your shelf? 
The Kentucky Brothers series by Wanda E. Brunstetter. The Journey, The Struggle, and The Healing. 

And My Father's World by Michael Phillips and Judith Pella. 

What book has been on your shelf FOREVER? 
The Molly series by Valerie Tripp. 

What’s the most recently published book on your shelf? 
A Dream Not Imagined by Shantelle Mary Hannu. 

The oldest book on your shelf (as in, the actual copy is old)?
Helen Lester by Pansy (Isabella Alden). The copyright date says 1882!! 

A book you won? 
The Redemption of Sarah Cain by Beverly Lewis. 

A book you’d hate to let out of your sight (aka a book you never let someone borrow)? 
I think I would let someone borrow any book. I really love Avery's Battlefield and Avery's Crossroads by Deanna K. Klingel, though. 

And The Discovery Series: A Lancaster County Saga is AMAZING! Wow, I love those little books. :) But I have lent them to someone before. 

Also A Cousin's Promise by Wanda E. Brunstetter. I ABSOLUTELY LOVE this book! Which is probably why I can't get rid of it, even though I have two copies. ;)

And I love White Christmas Pie by (you guessed it!) Wanda E. Brunstetter. =)

Most beat up book? 
Without a doubt that would be the two books my dog decided to read. Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O'Dell and Indiana Cousins Trilogy by Wanda E. Brunstetter. 
And to make matters worse, Island of the Blue Dolphins was a library book... :P

Most pristine book?
The Magician's Nephew and The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. I got the full-color collectors editions and they are beautiful books. And I haven't even read them yet. ^^

A book from your childhood? 
The My First Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. 

A book that’s not actually your book?
Umm...I don't think so. 

A book with a special/different cover (e.g. leather bound, soft fuzzy cover etc.)?

A book that is your favorite color? 
Hmmm...the blue on the cover of Skylark by Patricia MacLachan is really pretty. :)

And I love the colors in the cover picture of The Princess Adelina by Julie Sutter. 

Book that’s been on your shelf the longest that you STILL haven’t read?
I'm going to say it's a tie between A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett and The Stout-Hearted Seven: Orphaned on the Oregon Trail by Neta Lohnes Frazier. I'm not sure which one I've had longest. 

Any signed books?
Yep, three! Thick as Thieves, Tales from the Circle C Ranch, and Heartbreak Trail by Susan K. Marlow. 

Have you read any of these? If so, which ones? Did you enjoy them? Leave a comment and let me know! 

I'm not going to nominate anyone, but if you're reading this and would like to do this tag, please do it! And leave a link so I can read your post. ;) 



  1. I may have to do this post. I love all your books!!!! I need to visit and borrow half of them! :D Okay, okay, I'm just kidding! :)

    I nominated you for the sisterhood award! http://jessaswhimsicalwritings.blogspot.com/2015/07/sisterhood-award.html

    1. Oh, and I've read the Mandie books, "Gift from the Storm", All Susan K. Marlow's books and "A little Princess". I LOVE the Sisters in Time books! They're wonderful!

    2. Yay! Thanks, Jesseca. I'll get to it soon. ;)
      I haven't read all of the sisters in time books but the ones I have read have been great. Lots of history! :)

  2. Lovely post!! So much fun to read! ^_^ Oh, and I love how many series you have!! That's so great!! :D

    I read Sisters in Time over at least twice when I was younger ... I'm pretty sure my mom has all the books. Most of the are absolutely wonderful!! :) I also enjoyed Mandie, American Girl, Little House on the Prairie, and Anne of Green Gables! Although, I still haven't read the last two or three of the Anne of Green Gables series! O_O I should do that soon!!

    Ah, Sarah, Plain and Tall is also good! And I've enjoyed a few of Wanda E. Brunstetter's books too, :) The cousins series was probably my favorite.

    Anyway, amazing collection! So thrilled that A Dream Not Imagined is part of that! :) :)

    1. Thank you Shantelle! The books I have that I don't have the entire series for, I want to get the rest. :) but I may need a bigger bookshelf, lol!

      All these you mentioned are splendid. Actually the only Anne book I've read is the first one. ;-) I started the 5th (Anne's house of dreams) but never could really 'get into' the story. I'm sure it will be great though! :)

      I LOVE Mrs. Brunstetter's books!! And the cousins series is one of my top favorites. :D Especially the first one. Wayne and Loraine will always be favorites of mine.

      A Dream Not Imagined will always have a place on my shelf!

  3. Oh, I like this post a lot! :D Hehe, you read a lot of Anne of Green Gables. ;) I'm not surprised. :) I enjoyed this post and I'll have to come back and read it over again.

    I know Jesseca already nominated you for the sisterhood award, but here you go, I gave it to you, too! :D http://emilybmcconnell.blogspot.com/2015/07/sisterhood-award.html#more

    1. Thank you Emily! I'm glad you liked it. ;) I love 'Anne-girl'. ;D I haven't read all the books though. Just the first actually. But I have 2&5.

      Thanks! I'll get to it ASAP!

  4. Oh, I like this post a lot! :D Hehe, you read a lot of Anne of Green Gables. ;) I'm not surprised. :) I enjoyed this post and I'll have to come back and read it over again.

    I know Jesseca already nominated you for the sisterhood award, but here you go, I gave it to you, too! :D http://emilybmcconnell.blogspot.com/2015/07/sisterhood-award.html#more

  5. This post was so much fun! I'm totally going to have to answer all those questions! I love anything to do with books!!! :D

    Hehe, I couldn't help but notice the American Girl boxes at the top of your shelf. Those are AG boxes, right? I didn't know they still had that pattern on their boxes! The boxes that I have had the exact same pattern.....and they're 7 years old already! ;)

    1. Looking forward to reading it Blessing!

      Yes those are all AG. :) The new books are different now I think, but I've had these like...forever! ;-)