Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Back to School Book Blogger Challenge - Day 3.

Day 3: Share your most memorable school memory.

The Back to School Book Blogger Challenge is hosted by Parajunkee. Stop by her blog to join in!

I'm assuming that this should be book related so I won't go into the embarrassing memories that haunt me.  I'll talk about my bookish memories.  Suffice it to say, my favorite subject was always Reading and English.  I also loved "Free Time," kind of like an indoor recess where most people would do their homework, but of course, I read books.  I also loved when teachers read to the class and library time (when the librarians read to us). 

One of my favorite book memories was from Elementary School.  I saw a poster for Ghosts I Have Been by Richard Peck on the school library window.  Unfortunately, the book wasn't in yet!  Aaaaaaa!  I kept waiting and asking and I'm sure the librarians were fed up with me.  Finally, the book arrived and I bet I was the first one to check it out.  The anticipation was part of the excitement I'm sure, but I remember also loving the book.  Sometimes when you wait for a book, it's not as good as you had hoped, but I do remember absolutely loving this one. 

What are some of your favorite memories from school?


Jenny said...

Ooo yes I remember always reading during free time too Pam! And spending a lot of time in the library scanning the shelves for my next read. I can't remember ever desperately waiting for a book to come in, but I certainly have experienced that feeling as an adult, and it's always the best when that book is worth the wait!

Julie@My5monkeys said...

I always remember hanging out in the library with and my friends in high school. Also I checked out the new books that had just come in.

Louise said...

I think I spent most of my time in the school library! I was even one of the student librarians and helped out quite a lot, and I was constantly putting requests in to the librarian. But once I got into sixth form, I'd do anything to stay away from the library because that's where everyone would go and it was just way too loud in there.

Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

I loved that book! I think I bought it through one of those Scholastic ordering books.

One of my favorite bookish memories happened in 9th grade. I had seen a cover of book at the grocery store called Once a Princess by Johanna Lindsay. At this point I hadn't ever read any adult romance. But even though I'm sure my mom would have bought it for me, I was too embarrassed to ask her too.

On the first day of 9th grade, I walked into French 1, and there was a girl whom I'd never met (not that difficult a feat, even in our tiny school since I'd only lived in PA for a year and this particular girl had gone to Catholic school up until now) and on her desk was a copy of Once a Princess. I immediately squealed, and Kim Kirsch and I became best friends pretty instantaneously. Kim was the youngest of 6 kids, with 4 older sisters. Not only was she a reader, but she had TONS of Johanna Lindsay books from her sisters. So we spent most of Freshman year trading Lindsay books. Later, we joined the Reading Team together. Good times. ;)

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