Let's jump right in (and I'm sorry for the poor quality of 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:
Ah, what fun! I'm actually excited about this question, because I've been wanting to talk about my book space for a while now;)
short, fat, and proud of that smallish and white. As you can see from the pictures, I've decorated it by writing a quote from Inkheart on the top, since it's so accurate, and all.
There's a problem, though - I'm almost out of space. This means I'll have to figure out some other way of storing my books! Oh, perish the thought! *Note* Since I published this, my parents have donated a much bigger bookshelf to me, so this is subject to change!
Do you have any special or different way of organizing your books?
I organize by height as much as possible, and like Natalie I keep books by the same author together (see below).
Les Misérables weighs in at 1,201 pages, so yeah…
What's the thinnest (least amount of pages) book on your shelf?
My thinnest books (on that shelf, at least) are around 160-something pages long, I've got about three of those.
Is there a book you received as a birthday gift?
A few - not that many, but a few. North and South is one I got for Christmas;)
What's the smallest (height and width wise) book on your shelf?
Absolute Surrender by Andrew Murray.
Ain't it cute?;)
What's the biggest (height and width wise) book on your shelf?
A big Jeeves and Wooster book! (By the by, did you all know that P. G. Wodehouse contributed to the lyrics for the old musical Showboat? Isn't that awesome?!)
Is there a book from a friend on your shelf?
Surprisingly, I don't think there is…huh...
Most expensive book?
I buy most of my books from thrift stores, so usually they don't cost me above $2. However, I did use birthday money to buy my $13 copy of The Book Thief.
The last book you read on your shelf?
Of all the books on your shelf, which was the first you read?
Asldfkhapdsfasldkfhaljasfpaosjl what?!?! I don't even - probably Ella Enchanted (it's a very worn copy, hehe).
Do you have more than one copy of a book?
I don't personally own two copies of the same book, but I have my own copy of a couple books that my family has, as well.
Do you have the complete series of any book series?
Other than The Lord of the Rings, no.
What's the newest addition to your shelf?
Those two old-looking books, The Black Arrow and The Turn of the Road. I'm excited to read them eventually, but there's a bit of a waiting list, haha;)
What book has been on your shelf FOREVER?
Oh, goodness…a few. I don't know if I could pick out the oldest, except, again, Ella Enchanted.
What's the most recently published book on your shelf?
Moonblood from The Tales of Goldstone Wood (I was so excited when I found a copy of this at a thrift store!!).
The oldest book on your shelf (as in, the actual copy is old)?
An antique copy of Elsie's Holiday from 1889. Ironic, seeing as how that may well be my least favorite book in one of my least favorite series…but gracious, do I love this copy;)
I think I won this…but I don't know for what...
A book you'd hate to let out of your sight (aka a book you never let someone borrow)?
None come to my mind. Except, I do prefer to have my books for a little while before I loan them out (as in, I wouldn't really like loaning out a "new-to-me" book).
Most beat up book?
I bought this really beat up copy of Ivanhoe at a (you guessed it) thrift store, and it made me soo happy.
Most of my books are in a middling condition. Some are super beat up, some are super pristine, but most are just kinda hanging out in the middle;)
A book from your childhood?
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:) I was probably in my tweens when I first read this, but, ya know, it counts.
One Hundred and One Dalmatians is technically my dad's (and yes, it's really beat up as well).
Ooh, ooh! This "pocket" copy of Jane Eyre!
It's a "special" red hardback, with gilt pages and a ribbon bookmark;D
I guess my blue books come the closest:D
Book that's been on your shelf the longest that you STILL haven't read?
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood by Howard Pyle. I WILL read it, I promise!
No, ma'am, I can't say that I have any of those.
SUCH a fun tag!
Great…now I'm just jealous...