Snagged also from book_memes 🙂
What’s the oldest book you own?
In terms of publication, I have a copy of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare dating back to 1924. In terms of the oldest book that I’ve purchased, that may be my Snoopy comics (in graphic novel format) from when I was 10, lol.
What’s the newest book you own?
In terms of publication…probably Seth Grahame-Smith’s Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. In terms of purchase, Ted Bell’s Tsar 🙂
Name a book that you like to have easily accessible?
Oh gosh, I don’t know…everything’s within reach, I guess, LOL
Name a book that you like to have easily noticeable (for reasons of pretension or ’cause it’s pretty)?
More like my shelf filled with books on Russian history and politics xD Makes me look hardcore that way (which, in a way, my studies are)
What’s the nicest book or set of books that you own?
I have these small hardcovers of most of Jane Austen’s works, a hard cover of Russian fairy tales with pretty Russian-style illustrations and my black-cover LOTR boxset (even though they’re not hardcover).
What’s the most battered, most loved book that you own?
Hmm, all my books are actually in good condition so I dunno…
Have you encountered a book that felt especially nice to hold?
Probably the hardcovers, lol.
Do you arrange books by author, title, genre, vibe, colour or not at all?
These days I arrange them by height, really; my bookshelves are crammed, I’m literally squeezing books in wherever there’s space now xD
Do library / borrowed books feel as nice as books you own?
What format of book do you most like holding? (ie, paperback, hardback, trade paperback, graphic novel…)
Paperback and trade paperback; they’re easy to hold especially when you’re lying down.
Do you have any hidden books?
My copy of Twilight (which I bought out of pure curiosity last year; I kept on hearing about it so I decided to find out what all the hype is about) is hidden behind some of my textbooks on my bottom shelf xD
What books would you keep in your (real or hypothetical) spare room for guests to read?
Good question…probably something related to Russian history, like the Chronicles maybe, or probably a classic like Dickens or Austen or something 🙂