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Top Ten Bookish Memories…
Harry Potter Midnight Book Releases. I was late on the Harry Potter scene. I’m older and my daughter is younger than the Harry Potter generation. So there were only 3 more book releases by the time we became uber-fans. I loved hanging out at my local bookstore soaking up the geeky madness, the standing in line and reading into the wee-hours of the morning once we got home. I don’t know that any other book series has drawn this much hoopla. I hope there will be midnight releases in my future. But I do cherish the memories of the ones I shared with my kiddo. I know they have shaped her.
Harry Potter Movie Midnight Showings. Since we became fans, we have gone to every midnight movie release too. School…schmool. Epic geek-a-tude. More memories. Priceless.
ALA MW 2012. Talk about overwhelmed. If Washington, D.C. was my history teacher Disney World, this was close to the book lover Disney World. Not only was I able to get awesome books for my campus, I was able to meet some of my favorite blogger people. I know that I was still too starstruck to really take it all in.
Kevin Hearne & Jaye Wells Signing. I fell totally in love with Kevin Hearne by way of Atticus and Oberon. I double-dog dare you to hate on this series or these characters. I will totally come through your computer and kick your ass. Jaye Wells was totally new to me. But I’ve since fell in love with her sassy-snarkiness and Sabina Kane as well. I love me some half-breed assassin and demon shenanigans. Now the icing on the cake was meeting face-to-face Felicia of The Geeky Blogger’s Book Blog. I freaking love this chick. She is the shiznit (I have not idea how to spell it). She is da’ bomb. I’m going to have to pull myself out of my Johnson County slumber and make the trek into civilization and hang out with her more often.
Austin Teen Book Festival 2012. No soccer! What? I know. Me, The Kid and her friends were able to make the trek southbound 35 to enjoy. I put the blogger-reading geek on the backburner to be the mom. Libba Bray delivered an EPIC-tastic Opening Thingy. The authors and panels were awesome. The lines were Texas sized. I relegated myself to line holder while The Kid ran around getting autographs and harassing authors. Luckily, they totally get their audience. I also got to say hi to some of my Texas Book Blogger faves. But sadly no hanging out, The Kid was in charge today.
The Fault in Our Stars. There were tears of laughing, joy, sadness and love. I sat on the bathroom floor crying and drinking champagne. It seemed right at the time.
Team Awesome. I’m totally pumped about being on Jaye Wells’ Street Team. I know I’m sucking at the job at the moment. But I love Sabina Kane. I loved Red-Headed Stepchild and can’t wait to finish up the series. You will hear me ROAR in the future.
Book Connections. Every time a student comes and asks me what to read. I’m not the English teacher. The library isn’t housed in my room. I teach Social Studies and Art. But the kids come to me. The English teacher sends them to me. CRAZY! But I love every time a kid comes to me or finishes a book and wants to talk about it.
Read-a-longs. I freaking love them. I haven’t found a face-to-face book club to hang out with, so I need these. I love talking books with other bookish people. I love that the group is made up of readers from all over the world. How awesome is that?
Author Requests. I was totally stoked when the GREAT Jesse Petersen and Christi Snow asked me to review their books. I know that this is not unusual. I know that some of you could have me relegated to the fetal position with your own AWESOMEness, but I could care less. Yep. I’m not into a dick measuring contest. These two ladies have written books that I enjoyed immensely. I can’t wait to read MORE from them.