Monday, August 15, 2016

Julia's Bookshelf Tour: August 2016; Part 2


This past Friday, I shared with you the top shelf of my little bookshelf and gave you some information on the books pictured. But that was only my top shelf. Now I am going to show you the rest of my bookcase.

For now, my bottom shelf is where I keep a lot of my series together. As you can probably see, every book in my bottom shelf, save one on the bottom of my Nancy Drew stack, is a part of a series or group of companion novels.

The book that is on the bottom of my Nancy Drew stack is one of the Hardy Boys books, specifically book #97, part of the 131 books that make up the continuation of the original series, Cast of Criminals. While I didn't particularly enjoy the book that much (not very interesting, a bit predictable...more explained in my book review), it is special to me because of how I acquired the book. Em gave it to me as a birthday present. She got it from our school library when they were getting rid of old books.

On top of my copy of Cast of Criminals is my small (in comparison to the size of the full series) collection of Nancy Drew books. I have The Secret of the Old Clock (book 1), The Mystery at Lilac Inn (book 4), The Secret of Shadow Ranch (book 5), The Secret of Red Gate Farm (book 6), The Clue in the Diary (book 7), Nancy's Mysterious Letter (book 8), The Whispering Statue (book 14), Mystery of the Brass-Bound Trunk (book 17), and The Invisible Intruder (book 46), although I have read more. (These are just the ones that I own!) It's been some time since I have last read these books (excluding The Whispering Statue, which I'll get to in a bit), but last I read them, I enjoyed book 4, The Mystery at Lilac Inn the most. 


The Whispering Statue, as you may have noticed, is not like the other Nancy Drew books that I own. It is a different color, older looking, and has some stickers and such on the spine. That is because this book is another one that Em got for me from our school library. It actually has the word DISCARD stamped on the front (poor book!) and is almost 50 years old.


Since I didn't have room for them anywhere else in my bookcase, I placed my Percy Jackson and the Olympians books on top of the Nancy Drew ones. I have all five of them, but only The Lightning Thief, The Titan's Curse, The Battle of the Labyrinth, and The Last Olympian are there because I don't know where my copy of The Sea of Monsters is. I did enjoy the series when I was first reading them, and even got up half an hour early on school days just so I could read. Not sure what my favorite book would be, but I do know that my least favorite would have to be the last book, The Last Olympian. For me, there were too many battles, and you sorta knew what was going to happen.


Standing next to this huge stack of books that I have created are my books by Carl Hiaasen. They are Hoot, Flush, Scat, and Chomp, and all are connected with their ideas on endangered animals. Something that I remember about the books when reading them was that I was scared to tell my parents about them just because they contained a few curse words. Whenever someone would ask me what I was reading, I would blush fiercely and not say much. 


Lastly, I have a few Heroes of Olympus books. I have the last three books in the series: The Mark of Athena, The House of Hades, and The Blood of Olympus. These books are a part of the follow-up series to the Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. Out of the five books in the "HOO" (Heroes of Olympus) series, my favorite was The Mark of Athena, probably because of Annabeth's strong independence.

That wraps up my bookshelf tour for August 2016! Of course, these aren't all of my books (hehe), but just the few that made it into my bookshelf. I know that my bookshelf will probably be changed again by the end of this month, for it is always changing. (I also think that my current read might make it to my top shelf.) For more updates on my shelves, you can check our Instagram, but I probably will not be doing another full-blown bookshelf tour for a few months. Until then!

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