~The Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.~
Happy Tuesday everyone. How is everyone doing? Things have been stressful over on my side of the pond, but I removed one less stress this afternoon: my taxes are done and filed and I'm getting a decent amount of money. Not as much as I did last year, but I was forced to file as a dependent. Have you done your taxes? If you haven't I would highly recommend Jackson Heweitt. This is my third year with them and I simply love them. ^.^
Anyways, since I have nothing else to post I'll do TTT today. I haven't got much reading done and I plan on sharing my next Movie Review later on in the week. This week's theme is: top ten bookish memories.
(There is no order to my list)
* Meeting Lauren Willig. She is one of my favorite authors of all time and I was SO excited when she came to Michigan. My ex-friend and I drove down to Ann Arbor. I actually got the nerve to ask her a question after the reading. Once the Q&A was done, she signed my book and actually knew who I was. Too bad I didn't have this blog at the time. *sighs*
*After my Grandpa Carol died my mom gave me his huge book of William Shakespeare. I cried when we found that book and my mom said I could have it, because I love Shakespeare and Grandpa would want ME to have it.
*Professor Hull gave me a few of his books from his collection. We all have that one teacher/professor that makes a huge difference in our lives and he was that one. I had him for both of my American History classes and he was the one that made me want to be a teacher. He even wrote me a small letter along with The Autobiography of Henry VIII, Les Miserables, The Old Regime and the French Revolution, & War and Peace.
*Winning the audiotape of The Temptation of the Night Jasmine and Lauren Willig signing The Orchid Affair. I know the audiotape is technically NOT a book, so I combined that with Lauren Willig signing my copy of the Orchid Affair. Love Lauren Willig. ^.^
*My mom actually ordered my Lord of the Rings books. Back when I was a wee thing the Book Fair came around and my mom always refused to buy books from there (because they were too expensive). However, one year I guess she got extra money and actually allowed me to order a few things. I don't remember the other books I got, but I do remember the four-book package that had my name on it. Oh I was so excited to own my own Lord of the Rings books. The library was probably just as excited as I.
*Winning Queen By Right. The first book I've ever won. It took SO long to get it!
*Being read Doctor Seuss books. When I was a wee thing my Pat or Patty (my friend's grandma or step-grandpa) would read us Doctor Seuss books every night. I remember being utterly enchanted by them.
*My mom reading to me. She read me a variety of books, but I enjoyed every single one of them.
*My parents buying me the majority of Mr. & Miss. books. Remember those silly books? They are so silly, but I loved reading them. I would spend hours re-reading them. They had me giggling all day.
*My parents subscribed me to the 'Dear America' book thing. Once a month I received a Dear America book. Along with the book came some toys and activities that went along with the time period of the book. It was so cool and I couldn't wait for the next month! They only had me subscribed for 5 months, but it was worth it.