I actually have nine bookshelves, so I thought I would narrow down the focus a bit to my bookshelf full of my favorites!
I try to put books by the same author together. That's about as organized as I get.
What's the thickest (most amount of pages) book on your shelf?
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke (846 pages)
What's the thinnest (least amount of pages) book on your shelf?
Smith of Wootton Major by J.R.R. Tolkien (62 pages)
Is there a book you received as a birthday gift?
The Fourth Bear by Jasper Fforde
What's the smallest (height and width wise) book on your shelf?
Smith of Wootton Major by J.R.R. Tolkien
What's the biggest (height and width wise) book on your shelf?
Depths of Glory by Irving Stone
Is there a book from a friend on your shelf?
I don't think so.
Most expensive book?
You're talking to the queen of used book sales. . . Probably Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen because I actually bought it hardcover at full price (Gasp!).
The last book you read on your shelf?
The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
Of all the books on your shelf, which was the first you read?
The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (My mom introduced me to Narnia when I was 6 or 7!)
Do you have more than one copy of a book?
On this shelf, no. In my house, yes. I started my Jane Austen addiction with a three-in-one volume from Barnes & Noble. Since that copy now has pages falling out, I've been gradually buying new copies of those books.
Do you have the complete series of any book series?
Just a few. . .
Anne of Green Gables series & Emily of New Moon series by L.M. Montgomery
All Creatures Great & Small series by James Herriot
Big Stone Gap series by Adriana Trigiani
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
What's the newest addition to your shelf?
The fourth shelf from the top. :) There was enough space, so I bought an extra shelf so I could add even more books!
What book has been on your shelf FOREVER?
Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen (although not this actual copy)
What's the most recently published book on your shelf?
Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen
The oldest book on your shelf (as in, the actual copy is old)?
Tom Sawyer by Samuel Clemens (Yup, it actually says Samuel Clemens!) There's no publication date listed in the book, but what I can find online says it was published somewhere in the 1910s or 1920s.
A book you won?
Nope, not on this shelf!
A book you'd hate to let out of your sight (aka a book you never let someone borrow)?
Eight Cousins and Rose in Bloom by Louisa May Alcott, purely for sentimental reasons
Most beat up book?
Eight Cousins by Louisa May Alcott (It was originally owned by my grandmother, and the cover of the spine is missing.)
Most pristine book?
Probably Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen, since it's brand new and has only been read once - unlike most of the books on this shelf.
A book from your childhood?
Chronicles of Narnia and Anne of Green Gables!
A book that's not actually your book?
Nope. I own everything on this bookshelf.
A book with a special/different cover (e.g. leather bound, soft fuzzy cover etc.)?
My copy of Little Women by Louisa May Alcott resides in a fancy box!
A book that is your favorite color?
Little Men by Louisa May Alcott (It's purple!)
Book that's been on your shelf the longest that you STILL haven't read?
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (My dad read bits and pieces of it to me when I was a kid, but I've never sat down and read the whole thing.)
Any signed books?
I don't actually own any signed books at all. . .