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Am I repeating myself if I say that this was another tough list to make? The problem is, I am from small south-eastern European country, so my favorite authors never visit, there are no big book fairs in my town, no book signings, blogger conventions or anything similar, new book releases are late by a year (time until publishers translate them etc.), so I could not think about a lot of life-changing events related to books that happened to me. Except learning to read of course. :D (And I wrote how that happened in the beginning of my review of Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version by Philip Pullman.)
But here is my attempt to assemble a couple of my favorite bookish memories:
- The best bookish memories I have and moments I remember are of course about - Reading a Book. Not any book in particular, I love books and I enjoyed reading most of them. No matter if they were life-changing, had heart-breaking drama or breath-stealing adventures, hot-sizzling romance or just ordinary non-spectacular fluff read, I am always glued to the pages until the end.
- Visiting a Library or a Bookstore. It's like a visit to a magical land. I mostly read ebooks now, but I still must enter every bookstore I pass by or at least stop to ogle the books in window display if I am in a hurry.
- Buying an eReader. Yay! No more waiting until I could return the books to the library and borrow new ones or waiting until ordered books are deliver. Now when I buy the book, it's on my Kindle instantly and I can start reading it right away and it's much easier to multitask - I can now cook or wait in lines and read. I could do this with ordinary books too of course, but paperbacks are much heavier to hold and my hand would get tired quickly. So, thanks to eReader inventors for giving me more opportunities and time to read!
- Discovering Goodreads. This was definitely life-changing event for me. One place where I could keep record of all the books I read. And easily check info about any book I am interested in. After I started using Goodreads it never happened to me again to start reading the book and remember I already read it or to read a book and discover it was part 2 or 3 in series. Thank you Goodreads, I love you!
- Receiving a Package With Book in the Mail. I am putting this on the bottom of the list because my postman is always giving me an evil eye when he delivers them and always makes me feel so bad - like I am the worst person on the world. You would think I am torturing him to deliver me piles of books not one book every couple of months. :/
Well that's it from me. What are your favorite bookish memories? Do we share the same ones?
Share your thoughts and links to your lists in comments! :)