Monday, September 14, 2015

Bookshelf Tag!

Wow. It has taken me way to long to get this post written! Well, better late then never, right? Blessings Counter tagged me for this before our vacation, but I'm only now finding the time to get it up. Thank you so much for tagging me and I'm sorry it's taken me so long!
If the pictures are clear and they actually look decent, they were taken with my dad's iphone, if they're darker and horrible quality, they were taken with the laptop camera. ;)
Also, I'm not sure what happened to all the font. I've tried to change it and make it all the same, but it won;t cooperate. Oh well, I guess it isn't horrible. :)

Describe your bookshelf (or wherever you keep your books-it doesn't have to be a shelf) and where you got it from.

Here is is! ;) My bookshelf is actually part of my sister's and my loft bunk bed. She has her own bookshelf next to the window in our room and she wanted the top bunk. . .which I was more then happy to let her have. So now I get all my books next to my bed! (Note: All the books laying horizontally on the second shelf are library books, so they're not actually my books. :)

What's the thickest (most amount of pages) book on your shelf?
My dad picked this up at Goodwill and I kinda stole it from his office. He doesn't mind. :) Its almost 800 pages long.

What's the thinnest (least amount of pages) book on your shelf? 

The little Woodchopper. I think I've had this book since I was like 8!

Is there a book you received as a birthday gift? 
I got these from my grandma for my birthday this year after she found out I loved writing. :)

My parents have given me a couple of these every year on my birthday.
This was a birthday gift from a friend.

These are "The Adventures of the Northwoods" books by Lois Walfrid Johnson that I got from my grandparents when I turned 14. I have books 1-9 (there are 10 in the series) but I think my sisters are reading books 4 and 8. ;) 

What's the smallest (height and width wise) book on your shelf?
The little Woodchopper.

What's the biggest (height and width wise) book on your shelf?
Once again, it the Holocaust Chronicle. :) 

Is there a book from a friend on your shelf?
Yep, a couple :) 

"Tribulation Force", "A gown of Spanish Lace" and "The Family Secret" were all from a very dear friend for my birthday and "Secret Sabotage and "The Silver Flower" were from another dear friend when we met their family. :) 

This book was a birthday gift from my dear friend who also happens to be my editor. :) 

Most expensive book? 
This book was $11. I ended up paying less, but it is the most expansive book on my shelf. Most of my books I've gotten for only a couple dollars each. ;) 

The last book you read on your shelf? 
"A Higher Call" is a book I got from the library for research. It's amazing! I've stayed up so many nights to read this! As a caution, it isn't a christian book so there is some swearing, but it's an amazing book.

Of all the books on your shelf, which was the first you read?

I think I've had this book since I was 5 or 6. My grandma thought it would be fun to get each of us a book with our name on the title and this is the one she got me. It a very good book and it's very special to me!

Do you have more than one copy of a book?

I have doubles of both of these. :) 

Do you have the complete series of any book series?
I have the complete original Elsie Dinsmore set
The Time Navigators trilogy
And of course the "Secret of the Rose" series!

What's the newest addition to your shelf?
The writing books my grandma got me. I got them in the mail last week, :) 

What book has been on your shelf FOREVER?

Jessica's First Prayer.  This is a very special book to me because when I was little my dad used to wake me up every morning and he would get himself a cup of coffee and make me a cup and then we'd go down to our basement and I would curl up in his lap while he read it to me. It's one book I would NEVER want to lose!

What's the most recently published book on your shelf? 
"The Sliver Flower". :)

The oldest book on your shelf (as in, the actual copy is old)?

"Treasures of the Snow" published in 1950. It's not too old. ;) 

A book you won?

"The Eleventh Hour" and "Beneath the Western Sky".  ;) The First one I won on a giveaway on Emily's blog, the second one I won becasue I placed 2nd in the "Circle C Adventures" Contest. :D 

A book you'd hate to let out of your sight (aka a book you never let someone borrow)?

I have 2. ;) "Jessica's First Prayer" and "The Elements of Style". 

Most beat up book?
"Sarah's New World". I got it when I was 10 and it's been through a lot. The Front cover is horribly bent and ripped and it's had a drink spilled on it.

Most pristine book?
"Unbroken". I've never read it, but I've heard it's really good!

A book from your childhood?

Once again, 'Jessica's first Prayer". ;) 

A book that's not actually your book?

Both of these stacks are library books. ;) 

A book with a special/different cover (e.g. leather bound, soft fuzzy cover etc.)? 
I got "Jesus Calling" from a neighbor  she had my name put on it. :) It's also leather.
"Prince Caspian" is the movie edition.

A book that is your favorite color?
You can't really tell in this picture (it was taken by our laptop camera *shudder*) but it's a really pretty golden yellow. 

Book that's been on your shelf the longest that you STILL haven't read?

"Jesus Calling". It was a gift from our neighbor, but my dad said he wasn't too crazy about it, so I haven't actually read it.

Any signed books?

Well, that wraps up the questions! Thank you so much for tagging me, Blessings Counter! :D 


  1. It was fun seeing your book shelf and all your books! I should've signed "The Silver Flower" for you. So sorry about that. It totally slipped my mind! :( Oh well. Maybe next time you come to visit, bring it with you and I can sign it then. :P

    1. I thought about that after we left! I as reading it and I was like "I forgot to ask her to autograph it!" ;)
      I'll definitely bring it along next time. ;)

  2. Ahh! I want to read "Faith Under Fire" and all those amazing looking library books! ;)
    Loved seeing all your books, Jesseca! And the autumn blog design is gorgeous! :-)

    1. They're all amazing books. You would enjoy them all. :)
      Thanks! It was my favorite out of all the backgrounds. ;)

  3. Just seeing all these books make me want to go read! But I'd better get back to work. :)

    1. I know, right?
      If I could be paid to read I'd be a millionaire. ;)

  4. I had so much fun reading this/seeing it! I think it helped me get to "know" your style better. You read almost all the same books I read. :) I REALLY WANT TO READ ADVENTURES IN THE NORTHWOODS! Tell me, does it take place in Sweden or just have Swedish characters? I am fascinated... ;)

    Thanks for doing the post! I enjoyed it!

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed reading the post!
      They are really good books!! You should read them. They are about Swedish characters living in Minnesota. Well, and one Irish character. I can't say anymore, B-)

  5. Oh cool! You have Adventures in the Northwoods! Those are some of my FAVOURITE books! :) Never bought it though, just borrowed from the library.

    Do you prefer to own books or borrow them?

    Thanks for doing the tag! :) It was really fun to read ;)

    1. Aren't they amazing??? Have you read any of the other series by her?
      I like to borrow and read books first, then If I really like them I'll buy them. Unless of course I have a favorite author who had a new book come out. Then I'll just buy it. ;)
      You're welcome! Thanks for tagging me! :D