Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Top Ten Bookish Memories

Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly feature created at The Broke and The Bookish.

1. When I decided to read Harry Potter on my own. It was the first really full-length novel on my own. I was six or seven, I think. My reading really took off at the time.

2. Library summer reading program. My library runs a program every summer where kids get tickets for reading to enter into raffles. I ended up with a lot of tickets.

3. Grade 6. My sixth grade teacher took a period to read aloud to us frequently. She read Eragon, which I ended up really enjoying. (Dragons, people, dragons!)

4. Sherlock Holmes cassettes. My favourite was The Speckled Band. Audiobooks were my parents strategy of keeping us quiet on long car rides.

5. Harry Potter CDs. The greatest of the long-car-ride entertainment time.

6. Scholastic book orders.Those were awesome. Do they have these in the States? Anyway, basically every month we got an order form, and it was all very exciting.

7. Being read to as a kid. My parents read to us at a young age.

8. Writer's festival. There aren't that many book events around where I live, and this is a small one, but it was the first book event that I went to.

9. Visiting Waterstones when I was in the UK. I dragged the people I was with into every bookstore I saw. Six story book stores are exciting things.

10. Finding signed books at the bookstore. They sometimes have signed ones.


  1. Considering your #6, you may find the topic I chose this week interesting: Top Ten Books I'd Buy for a Sixth Grade Classroom Library. I'd love your input!

    Happy TTT!

    1. I have a surprising number of book-relate memories associated with the sixth grade, though I don't think my classroom actually had a library of its own...

  2. Nice topic!
    My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2015/05/19/top-ten-tuesdays-5/

    1. I can't take credit, it was a TTT from a while back that I missed, and I figured I would do it now.