Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and it features top ten lists of various topics.
So, I really couldn’t come up with ten bookish memories so I just stuck to the nice number that is five. Don’t know if they really fit but here they are:
1) Dead Poet’s Christmas
Maybe this is a little outside the box of this category but it is one of my favorite bookish memories. The English club I was in at my college put on an event called the Dead Poet’s Christmas. It was where some English professors dressed up like famous authors (Jane Austen, Mark Twain, Hans Christian Anderson, ect) and they would read some of that authors work. I was in a dreamland hearing “Jane Austen” read from Pride and Prejudice (and then the same scene from Pride, Prejudice and Zombies), and “Charles Dickens” reading from a Christmas Carol with The Ghost of Christmas Present right next to him (actually, Dickens was one of my female professors.lol). It was the perfect night.
2) Winning a book t-shirt from an author on my birthday
Okay, so it was the night before my birthday that I got the e-mail but it totally made my day winning a t-shirt for one of my most anticipated reads (Scarlet by A.C. Gaughen). Then later the next month I actually won an autographed copy of the book! The author put in different notes throughout it about her favorite parts, what she was thinking when she wrote it, or little bit of history. The best part is that I totally loved the book and went all fangirl when reading it. It was very cool!
3) Standing in line for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
2007 was a very Harry Potter summer for me. It was the first time I had read any of the books or seen any of the movies (I was 18). I waited in line at B&N for hours waiting for my very own copy of the last book (first and only time I waited in line for a book release). That summer I also went to a Harry Potter movie marathon and saw movies 1-4 and then the 5th one at midnight. That was a great summer.
4) Listening to an audiobook with my sister
I don’t listen to audiobooks that often but for some reason I checked out The Gathering by Kelley Armstrong on audiobook from my library. One day when we were cleaning, my sister and I put it on and started listening to it. For the next few days, we would just sit together and listen to this audiobook while knitting or cleaning or resting and it was just really cool being able to experience the book at the same time. No one had to keep their mouth shut for fear of giving a spoiler.lol
5) The Library Booksale
The library booksale is something I look forward to every spring and fall. It’s where I buy the majority of my books. Our county has one giant sale that lasts for a week. My family goes to the preview sale every time, then once during the week, at the ½ price sale on Saturday, and then on bag day ($1 to $5 a bag) on Sunday. Last fall I think I came out of it with 50-60 books or more (most books were $0.50 to $1). It was a good sale!