It’s Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the wonderful blog at The Broke and the Bookish!
This Week’s Topic is: Top Ten Best Bookish Memories
TEN NINE BOOKISH MEMORIES
(I made it all the way to nine and then… nothin. So NINE it is!)
One of my first memories (although hazy) dates back to Kindergarten. I don’t remember exactly why (maybe to do a story about the Kindergarten’s reading program?) but the local paper came in to take pictures of the kids in my class reading books. My teacher gave me a copy of Disney’s Cinderella to read while they were taking pictures and she told all the kids just to pretend to read even if they couldn’t (I mean, we were five). But I actually knew how to read, and pretty well. I actually finished the whole book. I remember reading the last two pages over and over so I would still look like I was reading because I didn’t know what else to do!
I remember getting up early the day I went to go buy Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, coming home, and sitting/laying on the couch ALL DAY reading HP from start to finish. I spent that entire summer day in August holed up in my house reading it from cover to cover. What a magical day it was (no pun intended).
The Fierce Reads tour came through Naperville, IL back in June of 2012 and I had only been blogging for two months at the time. I barely knew what I was doing, but I heard about the author signing and appearance. I knew I had to go! I didn’t know anyone and was too shy to even tell other bloggers that I had a book blog too because, well… It was only two months old! It was such a fun experience and the authors were SO nice. It definitely got me interested in keeping up with author appearances near me! (You can view my recap of that event here)
My friend from high school and college roommate Alison had started the Twilight Saga before me and suggested I pick it up. Hello, world! After we both became obsessed with the books, we made our other roommate Leslie start reading them (although her sister/our fourth roommate refused to try them… not her thing!) and then we all spent time talking about the books! It was especially fun when Leslie was catching up on books that we had already read and she would come up to us and be like, “I can’t believe this just happened!” and then discussions abound ensued! We all went to go see the first movie at midnight when it first came out and I’ve seen all of the movies with at least one or both of them when they were released. It’s been such a fun way to bond with them and I love that books brought us closer!
“Snowmageddon” happened almost EXACTLY two years ago to the day (It was February 2nd, actually in 2011) and everyone in my area got snowed in….
Since I couldn’t go anywhere, I made hot chocolate and started reading a book I had just bought from the used bookstore…. The first of the Stephanie Plum series, One For the Money. And so it began that I was a Stephanie Plum fan!
Not so much of a memory… More of a constant support system nowadays haha. I think it started with Friends quotes and grew to discussions and now it’s all day texts every day. Alyssa and Kristina and I talk about anything and everything under the sun, including Johnny Depp vs Brad Pitt, chupacabras/Bigfoots/aliens, and of course, ranting and raving about books!
I remember when I read If I Stay…. Then Where She Went…. Then Just One Day. Each one was a new emotional journey that I went on and each book has stuck with me ever since I finished. The beauty of Gayle Forman’s writing is amazing and the anticipation of starting a new book from her has never let me down! It’s so much fun to look back on how I felt each time I read one of her books!
Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner and Epic Reads put together an AH-mazing giveaway that somehow I WON. I immediately flipped out and could barely contain my excitement. Even better was the day that box ARRIVED! <3 Thanks again to all the ladies who put that giveaway together! I’m still working my way through all the amazing books!
Okay, this isn’t a specific memory either, but whenever someone likes one of my recommendations, it just makes me SOOO happy! I love hearing when someone comes back and says they loved a book that I recommended! It’s such a great feeling 🙂
I only came up with nine things… Close enough! I can’t wait to read everyone else’s favorite bookish memories!