Tuesday 5 February 2013

Bookish Memories

I have a few books that bring back memories from when I read them. These books ignited my love of reading and will always hold a special place in my heart. I connected on some level with them. I love it when that happens!

Check out some of my bookish memories.

Anne of Green Gables by LM Montgomery

My older sister was obsessed with these books. I wasn't a reader yet. I liked books, but I hadn't fallen in love with them yet. I was a little jealous. So, I checked out the books from the library {{she wouldn't let me borrow hers} and I read all 8 books in one week. I was hooked. I'll always love Anne for making love reading.

The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare

I had seen City of Bones everywhere and people were raving about it but I tried to read it twice and couldn't make it past the first chapter. Then my sister begged me to read it. I just had my son and was waking up every 3 hrs to feed him and couldn't get back to sleep myself. So, one night I grabbed it off my shelf. I devoured it. I downloaded the kindle app on my iPod and grabbed the next 2 books. I read 3 books in 24 hrs. A personal best. I love being so into a book I literally can't do anything else.

Twilight by Stephanie Meyers

I had friends fro years telling me to read Twilight. I didn't even know it was big. Well, it wasn't big when my friends were telling me to read it. So, I finally read it. Loved it. Got obsessed and bought New Moon before entering the cinema on date night with my husband. I read it during the movie. Yeah. I know. I was crazy! by the time my husband woke the next morning I had read New Moon and Eclipse. Now he thinks I'm crazy.

These is My Words by Nancy Turner

My sister tried for months and months to get me to read These is My Words. I trust her recommendations more than anyone's. Period. But, I couldn't find the book {this was before the e-reader}. So, she mailed it to me. All the way to Scotland. It showed up soaked completely through. I put it in the oven to dry. I read it. I loved it. I cried harder than I ever have for fictional characters. I actually had to call my sister when I couldn't stop crying. She answered the phone and I let out a sob. She said, "You finished it didn't you?" I love this book so hard. These character's are my friends. They are my family. I want to crawl inside this book and live in it.

What bookish memories do you have? 


  1. Aaahhh City of Bones! That series has to do with one of my bookish moments as well :) Great list!

    Here's my Top Ten!

    PS. your blog is adorable! I'm a new follower :)

  2. It's been so long since I've read Anne of Green Gables. Here's my list http://georgielee.blogspot.com
    I'm following you.

  3. Anne of Green Gables! That's one of my favorite series - and I think it deserves a reread :)

  4. I loved Anne of Green Gables! I'm glad you got to read them even if your sister refused to share them with you.

    Thanks for stopping by Literary, etc! :)

    PS: I saw the link to your personal blog: Scotland! I lived in Glasgow for a year while I did a postgrad degree in History at Glasgow Uni. I miss it tons. :(

  5. 3 books in 24 hours is impressive! Thanks for sharing your memories! http://wp.me/pzUn5-1pk

  6. I always seem to remember To Kill A Mockingbird, I absolutely loved reading that.

    Also thanku for popping over to our UK Bloggers linky, now following you xx

  7. I feel entirely the same about These Is My Words! I felt like the characters *were* me, my voice.

    My other favs (quite different from eachother):
    * To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    * The Host by Stephanie Meyers (I also devoured the Twilight series)
    * Angelfall by Susan Ee (I finished this then immediately reread it!)
    * Harry Potter series by J K Rowling
    * A Wrinkle In Time, Wind In The Door, Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle (showing my geek side)
    * A Prayer For Owen Meany by John Irving
    * The Book Thief (and I Am the Messenger - which are NOT a series) by Markus Zusak - not quite on par with the others above but still really, really great books.


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