Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Happy Bookish Moments (So Far)

Finding and Reading ZAMM in Yellowstone Park, 1975
Finding and reading a book that changed my life. Saved my life. 
Someday I'll tell this story.

Reading 100+ Books in One Year
Who knew I could read a hundred books in a year?

I'm a Librarian!
And suddenly I'm living my dream. 

Photo by 12thSonOfLama
Happy Meetups with Readers
Bookcrossed a little, shopped in bookstores.

I'm a Cybils Panelist!
2008. Then 2009. And 2010. And 2011. And 2012. Happy.

Astonishing BookCrossing Release Results!
450 books released in one week
at George R. Brown Convention Hall in Houston.

The Texas Book Festival
Fabulous. Every year.

 Authors, Authors Everywhere!
TLA. IRA. Blue Willow Bookstore. My school. Everywhere.

And, finally, you can't learn everything from a book. Or, as they say in French, Vous ne pouvez pas tout apprendre à partir d'un livre. A bookish-nonbookish moment.

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  1. Fantastic list! I didn't realize there was a statue in honor of Make Way for Ducklings. That is one of my childhood favorites and I think it is wonderful that you left a copy of the book there for people to enjoy with their kids.

    I hope you enjoy meeting Ally Carter today. She is an entertaining speaker and nice person.

  2. Great bookish moments. Thank you for being a librarian.

  3. I had no idea you was a librarian! I imagine it to be such an enjoyable and fulfilling career.
    And reading 100 books in one year? Wow. I'm thinking my 75 for this year is quite ambitious.

    A lovely list.

    My Top Ten Tuesday

  4. Love your list. That picture of you with all those books piled up is fantastic! And I cannot get over how adorable that little library is. :)

  5. remember thoroughly enjoying & annoying all who would listen, when I read Zen &

  6. What an amazing list! your little library is stunning, too.
    So i'm totally stealing the french phrase, cause it's beautiful!
    New follower :)
    It's great to hear other bookish memories, and get a different perspective!
    -Beth @ YA Vixens

    Vixens Top Ten

  7. I've never heard of bookcrossing but if that means leaving a copy of a book for someone to find, I'm in!
    What a nifty 'random act of kindness'! I also love your French phrase.

  8. My goal has been to read 100 books for the past couple of years, but each year I can never seem to do it! Congrats!

  9. What a beautiful post. So joyful and happy.

  10. Great List! I also love the zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance. I read it when I was first diagnosed as bipolar.

  11. Great List! Love the picture of you with your 100 books!

    Here's my Top Ten.

  12. What wonderful bookish memories. It makes me want to go out and create some more of my own. I adore the little library, oh, and becoming a librarian sounds like heaven.


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