Monday, February 4, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Bookish Memories

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Top Ten (Seven) Best Bookish Memories

1) Meeting Maggie Stiefvater with my boyfriend
While I was able to meet Maggie 3 times in 2012, the best time was when my beau was with me to meet her, too.  We both loved Shiver, so it meant a lot for both of us to see her (and yes, my gosh, that pic was priceless).

2) Attending my first author event in Houston - Mary Lindsey's signing for Shattered Souls
I have to say, if it wasn't for Christin from Portrait of a Book, I wouldn't have even known about any local bookish events going on just in my backyard (okay, not THAT close but still closer than I thought).  Plus, Mary is such a dear lady, I'm happy to have the chance to see her at other bookish events.

3) Reading Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder in one night
This was my first time reading a book in a single night, and I will still say I'm thrilled Karen recommended it to me (though it was more like she shoved it into my hands and said, "READ IT." lol).

4) Attending TLA 2012
Although it was only for one day, I still had a great time at my first library conference.  I'm looking forward to hopefully attending the full conference this year, so look out, Karen! ;D

5) Visiting Blue Willow Bookshop and Murder by the Books for the first time
I didn't even realize how many indie bookstores we have here, but I'm happy to finally have learned about them. Each one is a special store where the staff are friendly and willing to help you find just what you're looking for in the way of books or bookish memorabilia.

6) Attending the Austin Teen Book Festival for the first time
You never realize just how many lives authors touch until you've been to a book festival. It's intense but so worth it to be around fellow readers and the authors they love and adore. 

7) Working in the library system I used to attend as a child
This one was a blessing and a nice way of coming full circle as I've pretty much returned to the same area I grew up. Only now I'm the one behind the reference desk helping patrons of all ages. 


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