Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week, we're talking about our top ten bookish memories. Because I have a really hard time making ranked lists, my memories are in no particular order.
1. Introducing Josh the Wonder Dog
2. Friends with Chocolate Stores
About a year ago, I picked up a book called Chocolate Chocolate by Frances Park and Ginger Park. It's a great memoir about two sisters who own a chocolate shop in Washington, D.C. After reading the book, I ventured to the shop and love going whenever I get a chance. It's always so nice to see Frances and Ginger.
I was so, so sad when Borders went out of business. I have so many memories of the Borders in my hometown. It was right next to the Home Depot so my dad would drop me off at Borders while he went to Home Depot. Living in a place that felt pretty small, Borders was a major social hang out when I was high school. I couldn't go in there without seeing a handful of people I knew.
4. Waiting at Borders for the release of the Harry Potter books
Oh, those midnight parties were so much fun!
5. History Extravaganza!
Once I got to meet Stephanie Dray, Kate Quinn, and Sophie Perinot all at the same time. So yeah, that was pretty awesome!
6. Historical Novel Society!
The lovely ladies above convinced me to join the local chapter of the Historical Novel Society. While I have yet to be able to go to a meeting, it's a way cool organization and I love all of the stuff that I find out through our Facebook page.
7. Starting a Book Blog
Guys, before I started my own book blog, I was a little bit of a creeper around other book blogs. It took me about a year of reading really awesome book blogs before I decided that it might be something I could do!
8. My Library
So last August, we moved into a 100 year old house and luckily, it had enough room for a library. Eeeee! It was one of my dreams come true!
9. Anytime I have a good discussion about books
Seriously, if you and I have a discussion about a particular book one day, I will remember what the book was and what was said for forever. I just really love talking about books!
10. Reading in general
Reading always makes for a good memory, guys!
First Chapter First Paragraph is hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea
Today, my book is:
"In the fabled, glittering world that was St. Petersburg before the First World War there lived, in an ice-blue palace overlooking the river Neva, a family on whom the gods seemed to have lavished their gifts with almost comical abundance."