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:
I guess my first book was those Ladybird Peter & Jane books. My first chapter book would be the Billy-Bob Tales by Enid Blyton. The others were my fairy tale books also by Ladybird. I had a lot of Ladybirds when I was a kid! That's as much as I can remember so I can't really say which book has stayed the longest on my shelf.
A book that reminds you of something specific in your life (a person, a place, a time, etc.):
Each book has a different story, a different memory. For example, the Twilight book by Stephenie Meyer would remind me that I was in KL (Kuala Lumpur) with my mom in 2007 to visit my grandmother who became ill. I had brought along that book to read when I was alone. When I finished the book, I typed out the review on my aunt's computer!
Another book, Back To St. Clare's by Enid Blyton would remind me of what my father said to me last time. He said that yeah, I can read thick books but I should set aside time for studying or something... It is thick because it's a compilation of three books in the St. Clare's series. I think I just nodded to show my agreement and continued reading!
A book you acquired in some interesting way (gift, serendipity in a used bookstore, prize, etc.):
I won The Gift by Cecelia Ahern in a contest! Had to write a slogan for it too and like I said before, I suck at slogan-writing.
A book that’s been with you to the most places:
I bring different books when I go out so none would qualify as the book that's travelled the most.
The most recent addition to your shelves:
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern.
A bonus book that you want to talk about but doesn’t fit into the other questions:
The True Story of Lilli Stubeck by James Aldridge. Reading that book would always motivate me to spend more time reading and studying. Lilli was under the care of Miss Dalgleish who guided and nurtured her from a rude, grubby girl to become an intelligent and cultured young lady. Inspiration? Sort of. :D
Now who to tag?
3. Beth F