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Longest Bookshelf Resident

06 Sep

e6c32b9d7655dcdf706e40948ae33e01Which book or series has lived on your bookshelf the longest?

For me, it would probably be Tamora Pierce’s The Immortals series. I remember first seeing the books on the shelves just outside of the kids section at Barnes and Noble so many years ago. I can’t remember how old I was, but I was probably in middle school at some point, perhaps early teens.

The Immortals series are the books that I genuinely remember kick-starting my love of reading. I’ve read before, of course, but Pierce was my first introduction to the fantasy genre. Since those books, I’ve fallen in love with magic, whimsical places, and female characters who were both strong and feminine.

Wolf-Speaker was the second book of the series, but the first to catch my eye due to, well, wolves. Wolves have always been one of my favorite animals and, to a kid, that was all I really needed when it came to books. I picked up both Wolf-Speaker and Wild Magic, considering it was the first in the series, and since then I’ve read almost all of Pierce’s books. Not only do I adore her magic and the lands, but the relationships between her characters — romantic and platonic alike — always gave me warm and fuzzy feelings.

I’m not sure if I’ll ever pick up that particular series to reread considering the age group it was meant for. It opened up an entire genre for me, got me exploring more of the bookstore shelves rather than sticking to around the kids and teens section (both of which are wonderful), and showed me more worlds to visit.

That’s what books are meant to do, right?

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8 responses to “Longest Bookshelf Resident

  1. Rachel

    September 6, 2017 at 7:37 am

    Probably Warriors, lol.

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    • Kris P.

      September 10, 2017 at 4:31 pm

      Don’t you love seeing the new edition covers in the store when you know you have the original sitting on your shelf? xD

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      • Rachel

        September 10, 2017 at 4:36 pm

        Oh, yes! BUT. The new covers are gorgeous and I want them. But the series is sooooo long that I would need six bookshelves for the Warriors series alone.

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      • Kris P.

        September 10, 2017 at 6:22 pm

        No worries, we’ll build library shelves into the walls of our future home.

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  2. Lauren @ BAOTB

    September 6, 2017 at 8:53 am

    I’d say the Little House series. I remember getting it for Christmas when I was about 7. It’s one of those that I KNOW has been there the longest. The next one would probably be the Chronicles of Narnia. I have no idea which individual book’s been there the longest, though.

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    • Kris P.

      September 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      Not a bad series to have on your bookshelf, though!

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  3. thero159

    September 6, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    The Chronicle of Narnia- they’ve been on my bookshelf since I was eight years old.

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    • Kris P.

      September 10, 2017 at 4:30 pm

      I can’t remember if I’ve finished that book or not… I remember at least starting it years ago…

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