Fun Fridays: Bookshelf Questions

Unfortunately I have not had the time or energy to organise a follow on from the Libraries Around The World post, but hopefully I’ll have one set for next week. In the meantime here’s some bookish questions for all you bookworms and if you fill them out and post them somewhere let me know (or you can even post them in the comments).

Do you know how many books you own? Yes, I try to keep track of what and how much I have because I’m pedantic! 529…

What was the last book or books that you purchased? The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein which I wasn’t meaning to buy, but it was there and just asking me to so I had to.

What were the last books you received as a gift? On The Road by jack Kerouac, The God That Failed,  and Kallocain by Karin Boye.

How do you organise or store your books? Pretty haphazardly these days. I used to be very pedantic about order (on my shelf ordered by author last name and then book title), but now I try really hard to keep a separate pile for read and non read books… It’s a losing battle.

How many book series, whether fictional or non-fictional, do you own? A lot! Can’t think of them off the top of my head so I have to go through them… I was going to list them all, but there’s so many it’s ridiculous so here’s the ones I have a complete set of and other then that I have an incomplete set of (mostly because they’re not finished) 30 in total and ones I have started by having one book, but haven’t gotten to yet or got over it at a total of 21.

  1. The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice,
  2. The Axis/Wayfarer series by Sara Douglass,
  3. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling,
  4. The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lews,
  5. Boudica by Manda Scott,
  6. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer,

What one’s are your favourites?

  • Harry Potter
  • The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice
  • The Axis/Wayfarer series by Sara Dougless
  • The Morganville Vampires by Rachel Caine
  • The Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead
  • The Gone series by Michael Grant (highly recommended)
  • The Tales of The Otori by Lian Hearn
  • Boudica by Manda Scott
  • The Inheritance Circle by Christopher Paolini
  • Chevalier Vampire Knight by Mills and Ledroit
  • The Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan and those are pretty much all the ones I can remember off the top of my head.

How many trilogies do you own? No where near as much as series I know that for sure, but I’m so not going through them. There’s probably more then 10 though.

Which are your favourites? So far and including ones that aren’t finished –

  • The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • The Demon Trilogy by Peter V. Brett
  • The Kingfisher by Patrick Rothfuss (unless that ends up being a series)
  • The Dwarves by Markus Heitz
  • The Beauty Books by Anne Rice
  • Eisenhorn by Dan Abnett
  • The Immortal Instruments by Cassandra Claire and there’s ones I haven’t finished yet, but I loved the first book.

Are your books in good condition or are you rough with them? I try to keep them in very good condition. I used to be really anal about creases, marks, or folds, but now I’m more lax about it. A lot of my books are second hand and of course if you read them enough they’re going to get worn, but I still try to look after them. People who are rough with them, bend the covers, and pages really freak me out. I feel like they’re being overly violent with them.

Have you completely read every book you own? No way! I think I’ve got about 200 books I haven’t read yet. I don’t know. I used to keep track of how many I had to read, but I’ve given up.

Do you collect a certain genre or do you have a special collection? I used to be quite the avid collector with collecting Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Anne Rice books, but when I finished the Rice ones I kind of lost the obsession. I start now with new ones, but the passion isn’t there and besides I don’t really have the room. I am a collector at heart though so I have always got a collection going, but for now it’s more vague. I have been considering starting a Bizarro Fiction one lately…

Now if that was a non-fiction question it would be a yes because I have slowly been collecting books that are more spiritual, but not quite. I’m pretty strict with those books because I’m an atheist first and foremost.

Do you own more fiction or non-fiction? Fiction. I do have quite a few non-fiction, but I prefer fiction so I buy it more.

What author do you own the most books by? Anne Rice, Stephen King, Dean Koontz are my biggest collections. I’ve also gotten quite a number of Sara Douglass and H.G. Wells.

What book do you own the most copies of? The Queen of The Damned by Anne Rice. I have two copies of it. One was a gift and is a special edition. Other then that I can’t really justify having more then one copy of a book.

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