Top Ten Tuesday: Best Bookish Memories

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Top Ten Tuesday: Best Bookish Memories

So this week’s Top Ten topic came pretty easily to me, which was nice for a change. I decided to make it sort of like a timeline… Come see what I mean. :)

1. 2009: Twilight – See, I hadn’t really been much of a reader since middle school, but the Twilight movie was coming out on DVD and I wanted to see what all the hype was about. BUT! For whatever reason, I got it in my head that I had to read the book before watching the movie. So I spent 3 days of my 2009 Spring Break devouring the whole Twilight series. So, thank you, Stephenie Meyer. :)

2. 2010: The Year Of All The Books – Y’all. I went a little book crazy in 2010. Not only did I read 206, I bought most of the books I own that year as well, which is A LOT! It was awesome. And overwhelming. And I loved every second of it.

3. 2010: Smart Chicks Kick It Tour – ALL THE AUTHORS I LOVED AT THE TIME WHERE THERE! Cassie Clare, Holly Black, Melissa Marr, Kami Garcia, Margie Stohl, Kelley Armstrong, Alyson Noel, Sarah Rees Brennan (I think that’s all of them). It was incredibly exciting!! They were like rockstars.

4. 2011: The Year I Started My Blog – As I got more and more into books, and found more people through Twitter who loved the same books as me, so much excitement built that I needed an outlet. I make it my New Year’s resolution to start a book blog and stick with it. Check out my very first post! It’s so cheesy, lol. I love it.

5. 2011: Hello, My Name Is Blog – This blog wasn’t always called “Gone with the Words.” I first called it something along the lines of “Read? Don’t Mind if I Do…” I didn’t love it. I wanted something I could looooooove. So I asked for some help and friends delivered! In fact, you can see this blog name in the comments, suggested from my IRL friend, Lety. :) Thank you, Lety!!!

6. 2011: My First Blog Comment – OMGOMGOMG!! I HAVE A COMMENT!!! And it was from the lovely Jen Bigheart, inviting me to be part of the Texas Bloggers list! :D Thank you, Jen!! And so this one leads into my next one…

7. 2011: Texas Bloggers – You guys. I don’t know about the bloggers in other states, but Texas Bloggers are incredibly welcoming and totally embracing. I feel very lucky. :)

8. 2011: Houston Teen Book Con – You know those Texas Bloggers?? I got to FINALLY meet them at this book event!! I’m even really close to a few of them :D SHOUT OUT TO MY HOMIES!!! *sings – Rolling with the homiiiies* Great. Now I’m sad about Brittany Murphy. :(

9. 2011 & 2012: ALA Conferences – I first went to ALA in New Orleans the summer of 2011 and it was like magic. I was seriously in awe. Then I went to ALAMidwinter in Dallas the following year with my bloggy friends and it was SO MUCH FUN! I got to meet so many bloggers! I seriously loved it.

10. 2012: Richelle MeadI got to meet Richelle Mead. RICHELLE MEAD, Y’ALL!! I’ve read all of her books and loved all of her books and OMG!! She signed my books and liked my t-shirt (which I wore in honor of Seth from her Georgina Kincaid series). We took a picture together and she posted it on her blog!! I DIE!



Jess @ Gone with the Words

30 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Bookish Memories”

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      The Smart Chicks tour is fun and they always have an awesome group of authors. And poor Richelle!! Awww.

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    Great list! Sounds like 2010 was an epic year for you!
    I’m with you on starting my blog aswell as receiving a comment for the first time!

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    Your list is so great. Twilight got me into reading YA and back into reading a lot. I think a lot of us have SM to thank for our reading habits these days. :)
    My Top Ten

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      I love seeing others who got back into reading after Twilight! I bet we’ll see the same for people who got into reading after Fifty Shades. O.O Whatever works! :D

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    These are all great! I still yet to meet Richelle Mead. =( I remember when you were looking for your blog name, that was so long ago. And I was at the Smart Chicks Kick it Tour too!! How awesome was that!! =D

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      So sad you missed Richelle Mead! :((( And I think it’s so cool we were at the same even without knowing each other yet, haha. :D

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Thanks, Tanya!! Meeting people who love the same things you do is always such a fun experience. :D

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    Ginger @ GReads!

    I love your timeline list! I can remember when you created your blog & when you were asking for blog name recommendations. Wow! We’ve known each other for awhile :) Jess, I’ve shared so many great bookish memories with you. You truly have become a dear friend of mine. Thank you for that <3

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Ginger! You always know how to make me tear up!! LOL I’m so happy to call you my friend. :)

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    YAY! I got a mention :D <— me cheesin'. You are most welcome friend, as a fellow lover of words… I was very happy to be of assistance. :)

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Yeah, well, I’m not really known for my planning skills, lol. I wanted a blog and I wanted it now! haha Then shortly after, I realized I was in this for the long haul and wanted a stand out name. :) Thank goodness for creative friends!

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    Alexa Y.

    These are some amazing moments! I certainly think that the moments you get to share with blogger friends are the best ever <3

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Isn’t that crazy!? And I have a lot more that I bought the next year that I haven’t read yet. :-| I cut back a lot last year, lol.

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    I’ve always loved reading but I went through a few years of reading slump and Twilight got me back on the trail :D

    I think that I got my books signed at the same event you attended, although I wasn’t there I purchased my books online and got it personalized and delivered as I had books from Cassandra Clare, Holly Black, Kami Garcia and a few others.

    I also had the pleasure of meeting Richelle Mead but your list is so much more fun!!!

    My Top Ten.

    Angelica @ Paperback Princess

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      I think it’s awesome that it’s such a common story between us book bloggers! And how COOL that you got those books shipped to you from that event! :D

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      Jess @ Gone with the Words

      Hahaha, I don’t think I’ll ever reach that goal again. Unless I stop blogging, and I can’t imagine doing that any time soon.

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