Back when I first got the deal for Velveteen, I reached out to an amazing group of authors for support, well, three groups, actually. One of them was the Class of 2k12. Tradition dictates that at the end of each Class's debut year there be a MASSIVE giveaway of ALL the authors' books. And so, we come to that end.
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I loved Borders and spent so much time in my local Borders and when It closed I went on a shopping spree but I may have cried after it!ReplyDelete
Actually just last week, on Tuesday aka election day, I went into the library and the librarian gave me a very strange look. It turns out I was wearing my CANADA shirt...on US election day. Oops.ReplyDelete
My favorite memory to date was taking my daughter to get her first library card. It's so fun watching her search for books and the excitement she gets when she finds one she wants. :-)ReplyDelete
Hm... I remember when I first met a girl who is now among my closest friends and asked her, sort of half-sorry and believing I was making her do something she'd be bored with, if we could go to the book store real quick so I could pick something up. She said sure, but I thought it was mainly to humour me.ReplyDelete
In the store, we headed for the exact same section and ended up gushing over the same books. It was a revelation - someone who not only liked similar music but also similar books, and both meant as much (if not more) to her as they do to me!
For Valentines last year, Mr C took me to B&N and said the most beautiful words "You can have anything you want..." After walking around for hours, I threw my hands up in disgust. Permission to have EVERYTHING and I could decide on NOTHING. He was laughing when we left, so I punched him in the arm and told him I hated him and he better never do THAT to me again. hahaha.ReplyDelete
I went to borders when it was closing and were having a sale i bought like 30 books when my budget was 6 :pReplyDelete
I work in a bookstore and have so many memories from all of my days spent there, but this one is more recent and probably one of the most eventful. It isn't directly related to books, but I digress. I was just about to leave at the end of my shift when there is a commotion at the front of the store, then all of the sudden there is a guy booking down our main aisle and out into the mall. If that wasn't strange enough, there are two guys chasing after him shouting "You better stop, or I'm gonna shoot you" and yes they had guns. As it turns out, they were plain clothes cops and he was a shoplifter. We watched them tackle him just outside the store. It was nuts and you better believe there were people all over the place recording it to put up on youtube later...haha. So that's probably the most insane memory I have from the book store :0)ReplyDelete
I used to shop regularly at my local B. Dalton Bookstore. One day the ASM suggested I fill out an application. A few days later, I had an interview, and was hired right away. 27 years later I'm still with Barnes & Noble, the company that owned B. Dalton.ReplyDelete
I used to be a regular at the old local bookstore in my town. I would literally go there every day even if I wasn't planning on buying books because I had become really good friends with the owner and if I wasn't planning on buying something I would just go in to talk about books with him. But I remember going in one day and he was waiting with a box full of books that he had placed orders for especially for me. That was the best day ever because they all sounded amazing lol he knew me so well.ReplyDelete
-sigh- I miss the bookstore and him :( It was closed after his wife passed away and he just 1 wanted to get out the town that reminded him of his wife and son (who also sadly passed away pretty young) and 2 because not that many people in my town read sadly.
However I will always cherish every memory in that bookstore especially the owner who always knew what kinda of books I would like to read and discuss them with me.
First of all, Oh my! this is one orgasmic giveaway!ReplyDelete
Now onto the topic =9 yay!
I have a lot of bookstore memories =9 First, because I practically live there (cant stay away from it) and second, because I even used to work there XD. But I guess I will tell my experience (in short, of when I used to work there)
I was a tasker. I started at 6am every day of the summer 2011 to put the books in the beautiful shelves. It was so freaking hard to wake up every morning, but the thought of being surrounded by so many books and get to touch them all, really gave me the energy to get out of bed at 4:15am, take the first bus, then the first metro to arrive on time to my wonderful job. By Thrusday and Fridays I was a total zombie! I have never been a morning person. I am actually a nocturnal type of creature, but the bookstore really made me give a crap about it =9
I read a lot while working XDDD I discover tones of new authors and I got to know every single section of the entire bookstore. Just ask me where any books is and I'll know it! =D
What was best... working on a whole floor full of books just by myself! no customers, no co-workers, just me and the books *sigh* how beautiful! We were always a team no bigger than 12 every morning. Sometimes we were even less than that, and it felt so private. Wonderful feeling. Me and a thousands of books in a silent bookstore. HEAVEN!!!!!
When I was young I spent tons of time at Andersons bookshop looking at poetry bookshop. Then would hang out at this place called the book cellar down the street. they had tons of old books and I loved the smell. When I got older I used to sit at borders and read with my snickerdoodle cookie and green tea latte. I admit there was plenty of people watching to be had too.ReplyDelete
When I was 9/10, my parents left me at the library to go do some cold calling for our church. After they were finished, they had completely forgotten that they had left me there and then drove home. The police had to pick me up and I remember going to the station, eating ice cream and my mom coming through the door wailing because she was so sorry they had forgotten me. The memory still makes me chuckle.ReplyDelete
When I was at a B&N, I told my mom that I was going to be there for an hour or two, she called me looking to see where I was, little did I know that it was 4 hours later.ReplyDelete
My first memory is going to the library on base with my dad. I remember picking out one of the princess series books, Jahanara. I read it the car ride home and it's one of the first books I remember loving :)ReplyDelete
I used to go to the library everyday after school in the 6th grade. I remember sitting in the children section one day and just thinking "I am done with this." I remember very nervously picking up my backpack and crossing into the adult section with the big tables. I perused the shelves and picked out my first adult book Jaws. I nervously brought the book up to the lady librarian, who lifted an eyebrow at me but wordlessly let me checkout my first book from the adult section.ReplyDelete
At the beginning of the year, a group of reviewers over at Young Adult Books Central (YABC), myself included, made a music video to N'Sync's, "It's Gonna Be Me." Each month the top reviewer wins bragging rights and the video was intended to add to the competition. I chose to shoot a portion of my footage in the library which earned me some "interesting" looks from the teens who were camped out there as well as the library lady who kept giving me the stink eye. I was also mouthing the words to the song while I danced so I'm sure that only added to my appearing "certifiable". That was months ago but almost every time I go into the library now, someone asks me if I'll be doing a repeat performance. ;)ReplyDelete
I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my local B&N store! Gosh, I could stay for hours! I usually go to our local library to do some historical research for our area, then visit the Historical Society. Some things you just can't find online or in a book store =)ReplyDelete
Taking my children to get their first library card.ReplyDelete
My favourite day was Sunday's when I was little, because it was Sunday's that my mom would walk me to our library. We would spend an hour reading together in the reading circle, then she would send me on my own to pick out 5 books each visit. I can't narrow it down to one favourite memory because there were so many memories built inside of the walls of the library with my mom to pick just one! Sunday still remains my favourite day to browse the bookstores/libraries!ReplyDelete
Honestly? Picking up the first nancy Drew book in my public library. ;)ReplyDelete
Gah! So...*embarrassing memory* I was in Barnes and Noble for the first time this year...it was amazing! I want to live there so bad--as long as they have internet access, and keep the books in their shelves updated. I can't help it though! It was a book store! Full of books! Can you imagine? I live out in the middle of nowhere, so it was a new experience. :DReplyDelete
I had a very encouraging librarian when I was in elementary school who really recognized my love of reading and encouraged me to read as much as I could. I was that stereotypical little kid who came toddling out of the library with a stack of books as big as she was. :)ReplyDelete