I had fun creating this week's list because it reminded me of a whole lot of good times and great memories that I'll cherish always!
Top Ten Best Bookish Memory #1: My First Author Signing
Top Ten Best Bookish Memory #2: Meeting Elizabeth Eulberg
Top Ten Best Bookish Memory #3: Lunching with Jennifer and Cyn
Top Ten Best Bookish Memory #4: A Surprise
Earlier this year I got an email from a publicist letting me know to keep my eye out for something in the mail. I wasn't sure what to expect, but what I got had me jumping up and down with joy. Author Kristen Miller sent me an ARC of How To Lead A Life of Crime along with some other goodies and I was touched. Surprises are always nice and her thoughtfulness made my week!
Top Ten Best Bookish Memory #5: Challenge Me
Top Ten Best Bookish Memory #6: Suzanne Collins' Stamp
I am of course one of many who are huge fans of The Hunger Games series. Collins from what I've heard does not do many signings, but there was going to be one for Mockingjay's release and it was within driving distance for me. Unfortunately for me I was going to be out of town for work but thanks to my wonderful friend Shelbi I was able to have her take my copy to be stamped (she wasn't physically signing books that day) and it's sitting on display on my shelf as we speak.
Top Ten Best Bookish Memory #7: Converts
It may sound silly but not many of my good friends are big readers like myself. I'm OK with it, mainly because I've met so many wonderful bloggers since becoming one myself. But last year for whatever reason my friend Lyric and my sister Brooke both asked me for book recommendations and I must have picked well because they're still coming back for more and I get excited each and every time!
Top Ten Best Bookish Memory #8: Decorating with Books
Top Ten Best Bookish Memory #9: Last Christmas
Despite always being a big reader for just about as long as I can remember I never really got books for Christmas. Hard to believe I know. But it was always hard because my parents and family never knew which books to get, what I would like, what I'd already read, etc... But last year they stepped out of the box and gave it a shot and they did a fantastic job! Definitely some real winners to add to my library.
Top Ten Best Bookish Memory #10: The Bookshelf Sophisticate Is Born