Hi everyone! So it’s been months since I’ve done an Exploring My Bookshelves post because Victoria, the original creator of the meme at Addlepates and Book Nerds, took a small hiatus while she was overseas. So during her time away, I also took a break from these posts. However, Shannon at For the Love of Words was continuing the meme with her own topics. Now both bloggers co-host this meme, which is really exciting! Anyway, it’s time for me to catch up!
For those of you that aren’t familiar to this feature, Exploring My Bookshelves is a weekly bookish meme for bloggers that want to share what are on their shelves. Here on Xingsings, I’ve adapted it as a monthly meme, in which I post my post on the last Friday of the month instead of weekly. And since I have quite a lot of topics to share this time, I’ve decided to change up the format so that this doesn’t become such a long post. All answers are in bold and all links redirect to Goodreads. Some books I mention aren’t photographed, either because I don’t own the book or I think you’ve already seen it multiple times on my blog already.
And I just wanted to say a quick thank you because I reached a new follower milestone the other day. My birthday and blogoversary is around the corner, so I may do a small giveaway to celebrate this milestone then. But anyway, thank you guys for the continual support and kind words. This journey has been so fun; you all are the best!
So part of the rules of the meme is to include a photo of your current shelf. So here is my reading nook that I’m sure most have you all have already seen sometime or another. But something is different… yes! I tried to create a rainbow shelf. I did this in the beginning of August and was going to share it when I did a Summer Says post but that never got published… so yeah. Anyway, I kind of like it. At first, I had some serious second thoughts when all my series and authors got separated but it’s all good for now. I’m definitely not changing this set up for a long time, since this took me a couple of hours. I kid you not when I say I was sore the next day. LOL.
- July 3, 2015: Newest book
I will redirect you guys to this book haul post for this one. However, thanks to Joey I’ve bought more books this month (I’m not complaining, they were such awesome deals), and so I’ll have another book haul post sometime soon to share those newer September buys.
- July 10, 2015: Most worn out
My most worn out books happens to be my Harry Potter paperbacks and The Lightning Thief. I’ve had those since elementary school and back then let’s just say I didn’t appreciate the beauty and sanctity of books (that just sounded odd, haha).
- July 17, 2015: Movie copies
I really dislike movie copies because the covers usually have cast members on them. And I don’t always approve of them. But I have a movie copy of Divergent and City of Bones (I have multiple copies because I adore TMI and Cassie Clare if you didn’t catch on already).
- July 24, 2015: Favorite classic
East of Eden! I don’t own a copy, but I do want to purchase one someday!
- July 31, 2015: Favorite non-fiction
It’s a toss between Unbroken and The Glass Castle, both are books I actually read this year and have reviews for. Review links: The Glass Castle, Unbroken
- August 7, 2015: Foreign language
I took Latin and I have some photocopies of some Latin poetry but yeah… I don’t own the Iliad or the Odyssey in Latin. What type of Latin student am I, right?
- August 14, 2015: Reference books
How funny. This one is related to Latin too. My Latin/English dictionary from high school and a English-Viet dictionary are the most used reference books I own. My Latin one is totally wrecked and could have been my most worn out book, but I don’t usually have this on my bookshelves. It usually rests on another bookcase in my room (can you believe I actually have another shelf, haha).
- August 21, 2015: Book buddies
LOL. This is like so sad… so Shannon believes that one should have some little book buddies that safekeeps a bookworm’s books… but well, I don’t have anything on my shelves other than books. I guess I’m just that type of reader.
- August 28, 2015: Textbooks
I’m sorry that this is so uninteresting, because some of my textbooks are online ones. Plus, I also tend to take the risk and not buy textbooks for some courses since they are ridiculously expensive. They can run a couple hundred of dollars per book. Anyway, these are a few from this semester. Some orgo, anatomy, etc.
- September 4, 2015: A school I want to go to
UMMMMMM. WHY NOT HOGWARTS??
- September 11, 2015: A book you keep for memories
So these books are obviously on my other bookshelf. They’re just random, not really well-known picture/chapter books. (Photographed in the background.)
- September 18, 2015: A book I
wrote/want to write fan fiction about
Alrighty, so I don’t really read fanfiction, so I’m not particularly interested in writing some. I’m also not a big writer in general either, haha. But if I would choose I would create one based off of Chihayafuru. I just love how simple but well fleshed the story line is.
- September 25, 2015: Book(s) that don’t fit on my shelf
I have an entire shelf for these. Usually they’re textbooks, reference books, and, like I mentioned, old picture/chapter books I’m not able to part with just yet. (Photographed in the background.)
So I hope some of this was somewhat interesting to you guys. Today is my blogging day, so I’m going to catch up on comments and some posts I’ve missed in the blogosphere. Have a lovely weekend, everyone!