Tuesday, February 5, 2013

{#4}: Top Ten Bookish Memories

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish 

I absolutely love this Top Ten Tuesday idea.  I have so many good memories of this site since I have started writing about books.  So this will be one of the easiest posts I will ever make, probably, for Top Ten Tuesdays.  I have memories from when I started this site, to the turning points that have kept me more close to the world of books than I could have imagined.  Here are those top ten memories for me.

1.The Book That Started It All: 'The Reader' by Bernhard Schlink
 When I began this site, I remember I had stumbled upon a classic book club.  I was just coming out of a really rough time in my life, and I felt my purpose of life kind of shaken.  So decided the best way to keep me ground was to get back to the world that had kept me grounded all of my life - the life of books.  So I joined the classics book club in the area and 'The Reader' was the first books we read.  That is how it all began for me.

 My discover of Shirley MacLaine is still one of the most prominent memories of this blog.  Once I read her book, 'I'm Over All That' I just remember being transformed and comforted.  Here was a person so far removed from my reality, and I didn't even know about her, yet she somehow spoke to me in unparalleled ways....

3.The Two Times I was a Guest Reviewer
 OhYes! I remember!  It was awesome.  I hope I'll get to do it again for other people as well.  One of the best memories is being featured as a guest reviewer.

4. Joining the 2012 Reading Challenges
 I was thrilled to start the new year of 2012 on this site with reading challenges. It's one of the best things I ever did for this site and for myself.  It took me to worlds I never thought possible.  I met new bloggers, and I learned so much about the world of blogging.

5.The Time I was Doing Book Tours
 Another great memory I have of this site is definitely the choice to actually join book tours.  I had the opportunity to read a lot of books I would never would have others. I met and spoke to people I would have never had the chance to.  The only reason I had to stop was because I couldn't handle the schedule I was overloading myself with... But I think at some point I'd like to get back to book tours. 

 Once I read 'Norwegian Wood' I knew I needed to read more of Murakami.  He's one of my all-time favorite novelists and I am looking forward to reading more of his books this year.

7. The Time I Re-Read 'To Kill a Mockingbird'
 I reread 'To Kill a Mockingbird' and I remember being even more amazed by this book of compassion.  This book is one of my fondest moments of this site.

8.The Time I read 'The Hunger Games'
 I loved 'The Hunger Games.' Actually, after I read 'The Hunger Games' I knew that one day I would be writing one of my pieces.  I don't know when that will be but I'm working on it... and 'The Hunger Games' inspired me to do it all.

9. 'Siddhartha' became one of my favorite books for a reason
 Have you ever read 'Siddhartha?' Well you should.  It's one of those books all of us need to read in our lifetime to really know about the power of the human spirit.

10. Lastly, revisiting Jules Verne
 Lastly, I wanted to mention the author I grew up knowing about.

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