Tuesday, February 5, 2013

TOP TEN TUESDAY: My Top Ten Bookish Memories

Top 10 Tuesday is hosted at The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s topic is my Top Ten Best Bookish Memories.

  1. Getting a letter from Ann M. Martin after I wrote her a fan letter when I was in elementary school. I read soooooo many of her books between 1st grade and 10th grade. Love the BSC!
  2. Dinner with Mark Kurlansky and Maureen Ogle before they presented at an American History Teachers Collaborative workshop. So interesting to hear about their research and Mark is a Butler University grad just like me!
  3. Listening to Redwall with my husband on a trip to Minnesota. Redwall is his favorite book so it was fun to experience the book with him.
  4. Seeing Julie Cross lead a break-out session with the 2012 UMS Young Author Winners.
  5. Getting an email from Elizabeth Wein thanking me for posting a review of her book Code Name Verity on this blog. I loved that book and it was great to hear from her. I even gave the book to my 14 year old cousin because I knew she would love the book too.
  6. Having my 3-year-old son “read” books to me (he has them memorized)… especially when I don’t feel well or have had a bad day. Right now he always loudly reads Everyone Poops every single time he goes potty. Every. Single. Time.
  7. Winning my school’s Young Author contest when I was in 4th grade. I got a set of the Anne of Green Gables books. I love Anne.
  8. Any time a student gets really excited to get a book.
  9. Learning how to read when I was 4. My Mom taught me using old Dick & Jane books.
  10. Getting my Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from the University of Illinois. It was an amazing program and allowed me to become a librarian. And it was pretty cool to be assigned fun young adult books to read for class instead of heaps of boring articles.

1 comment:

  1. Hello fellow librarian. Definitely getting my MLIS is a great bookish memory. That is just about the most adorable thing about your son read Everyone Poops! Thanks for sharing :)