Top Ten Tuesday is a fun weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic: Top
Ten Eight Best Bookish Memories
As soon as I saw this week's topic, the theme from The Way We Were started playing in my head! I only wanted to list special memories, so my top ten list turned into a top eight list. So cue up the music and I hope you enjoy!
- Attending BEA (Book Expo America) for the very first time. It was an unbelievable experience, being surrounded by book lovers and having the opportunity to meet some of my favorite authors!
- Discovering the blogosphere. I had no idea such a community existed, but am so glad I found it! So nice that there's a place to discuss my love of reading without the fear of eyes glazing over in boredom!
- My first comment! I started posting having no clue what I was doing and never expecting anyone to read my blog, much less comment. Was over the moon when I received my very first comment!
- My first follower! Just as exciting as the above, I was so excited when people not only read my posts, but actually decided to follow me! So thankful for each and every reader!
- The first book that made me cry. I can still remember sitting on the living room couch, amazed and in awe that a book could touch me enough to bring actual tears to my eyes. It was Little Women and I was twelve years old.
- My first job as a bookseller. As a reader, my dream job was to work in a bookstore. Was giddy with excitement that someone was actually going to pay me to hang out in a bookstore all day! It was hard work, but I loved it! I've worked at several bookstores since then, but Little Professor Book Center was my first.
- Harry Potter. Until the Harry Potter series, I wasn't a big fan of series or big books. Still a little leery of big books, but Harry convinced me to give them a chance. Plus, it was an amazing series and I stand in awe of the author!
- Review request from a favorite author. Major squee-ing and a few happy dances happened the day a favorite author sent me a review request. I couldn't accept fast enough, and may have gotten all fan-girly and gushy in my reply. :)What are some of your favorite bookish memories? Anyone else struck mute when meeting a favorite author face to face? I'm pretty sure Jeri Smith-Ready thought I was crazy when she signed a book for me at BEA, as I think I said mrmph mucklum when she handed me the book. *blush*