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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday--Bookish Memories + Blog Tour Stops

Today's Persistence of Vision Blog Tour Stop is a guest post at Sinnful Books. Hop on over and check it out! :D

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

Each week they will post a new Top Ten list  that one of our bloggers here at The Broke and the Bookish will answer. Everyone is welcome to join. All we ask is that you link back to The Broke and the Bookish on your own Top Ten Tuesday post AND add your name to the Linky widget so that everyone can check out other bloggers lists! If you don't have a blog, just post your answers as a comment. Have fun with it! It's a fun way to get to know your fellow bloggers.

Top Ten Best Bookish Memories

This is such a unique question because it's so personal and has less to do with plot lines and characters. I love it!

1. Falling asleep to LOTR -- One of my earliest memories is my dad sitting in my bedroom when I was three or four years old and telling me stories to put me to sleep. He would sit with his back against the door frame and tell us stories of Frodo and the Ring from memory. It was my first experience with epic fantasy.

2. Reading with my mom -- When I was little (not sure how young but grade school or earlier) my mom read to me for several hours, pretty much every day. We would go lay on her bed in the afternoons, I'd get a stack of books and she'd read to me for three hours. It was all The Count Counts a Party, Don't Forget the Oatmeal, and Johnny and the Bear, but it instilled in me a love of reading.

3. Seeing Kirk Douglas -- I don't know how old I was, but maybe a tween, when Kirk Douglas put out a book. This was back when Media Play was still a store and I lived in Taylorsville. Mr. Douglas went there for a signing. Because I was like ten or twelve, I didn't have the money or drive (or appreciation) to buy his book, but when we went in, we saw the anaconda line for the signing, and got to see him from a distance. It was really thrilling.

4. Reading A Memory of Light -- so this is totally geek-girl of me, but this series was a major part of my life. I read (and by that, I mean obsessed) about it all through high school and college. I got friends and family hooked on it, visited lots of WoT-oriented websites, and discussed, discussed, discussed! By the time I got to the much anticipated, twenty-years-in-the-making ending, all the characters felt like old friends. It was a surreal experience to finally ending.

5. My Own Books -- When Persistence of Vision got picked up for publication by Tate Publishing, I jumped up and down, ran to every corner of the corporate building I worked in to tell people, and didn't get a thing done for the rest of the day. Similar things happened when production was complete, and again when the first books arrived on my doorstep. :D

That's it for me! What are YOUR top bookish memories?


  1. I can't imagine what it must feel like to have one of YOUR books arrive on your doorstep! I mean I know how it is when I get books, it's always an intial *SQUEEE* and then some kind of dance move that should never be made in public [yet I totally do it around any books]. Great memories :)
    It's great to hear other bookish memories, and get a different perspective!
    -Beth @ YA Vixens

    Vixens Top Ten

  2. Fun list.

    Anne of Green Gables and Black Beauty- elementary school years. Such adventures!

    Harriet the Spy (Fitzhugh) in my early jr high days, because I wanted her confidence.

    The Effect Of Gamma Rays on Man-On-The-Moon Marigolds (Zindel) because it reflected my angst at that time in my adolescence.

    Gone with The Wind- high school summer reading the entire book laying out in the sun before we knew baby oil and sun were bad for us.

    The Littles- reading the series to my son

    Junie B Jones- reading the books to my daughter

    What a fun way to remember events and times in our lives!

  3. If I wrote a book and it get published that moment would definatly make this list. :) I know my mom read to me when I was really young, but I don't remmember it, sadly :(.
    old follower
    my TTT

  4. Awww I love that your parents used to both read to you, so cool! =)

  5. I did not yet read 'A Memory of Light' but I am planing too. WOT and me are also old friends. I wanted to kill Jordan because he died before finishing it!
    Yay and congrats on publishing your first book! :)

    Thanks for stopping by my TTT.
    Dragana @ Bookworm Dreams

  6. I'm hoping for A Memory of Light for Valentine's day or my birthday....SO EXCITED for this book! I'm also glad they found someone to finish writing the series--while he's nowhere as good as Robert Jordan, he does do an admirable job of finishing up the series.

  7. I fell asleep to LotR too :D Nerd kids for the win!!