Going to my city library after school and just sitting there reading for hours until closing time, those were the good old days...
I have so many good memories from working in my school's library with my best friend. We were always cutting up and we loved when we got a new shipment of books. There was this one time we held some kind of party for a basketball player and there were left over donuts and we totally made ourselves sick eating them all. LOL Those were good times. Also we went to BAM a couple of months ago and we took pics of us being crazy. I put the pics on my facebook page. LOLThanks so much for this giveaway!!!! :D
The library always reminds me of happier times when I was younger. Going with my parents and combing through the shelves looking for the perfect bedtime stories. I love that that's what comes to mind whenever I pass a library, and smile. I take my girls now too in hopes of instilling the same happy memories in them, that they can carry on with their children.
Bookstore memories? Well, there used to be a Borders right by my house, and my sister and I would go there on a regular basis. I don't think I could get out of there without buying at LEAST two books. That was one of my favorite places to go, until they went out of business. :(
The first time I went to an indie bookstore. I love the smell of old books and seeing other avid readers browsing the shelves.
I work in a library so there are tons of memories I could share, but one of my favorites was the very first time that one of my teens, a reluctant boy reader, came up to me and said, "Miss, you pick out the best books...do you have anything else for me?" That was just an astounding moment. :)
How about an embarassing library story brought to you by 2nd grade me... I wanted this book sooo badly but I really needed to use the bathroom... I saw this other kid eyeing the same book I wanted, so I snatched it up and got in line to check it out so he couldn't get it. I danced my way from the back of the line to the desk where the librarian continued to ask me about my choice of book, therefore delaying my ability to run for the bathroom... low and behold I peed my pants in the library of my elementary school over a book. Only me... (sigh)
My friends and I pulled a three-month long prank on another friend, resulting in the end of the prank being pulled while he was working at Books-A-Million. We came in all dressed up, with flowers, read a few lines of poetry, left a note on his car hood for after work and left mysteriously. We even scouted it out beforehand so we knew right where we would do it. That is the funniest memory I have in a bookstore.Other favorite memories include writing groups (critique night) and date nights with my husband.
Well, can't think of a good memory at the moment. I was just soo glad when I was chosen to be head of the library at our school! Being a student and to have the responsibility about it...it just makes me so glad to be surrounded by books :))
Sneaking into the library during free period in high school so I could read in peace and quiet was always great!
I remember my mom taking me to the local public library all the time when I was younger. The YA section was in its own area on the second floor, and I loved being up there, browsing around to find what I wanted to read. My mom was awesome because she'd let me check out as many books as I wanted - as long as I could carry them to the car (we had totes so I could get a whole stack that way!). : ) Thanks for the giveaway.ambience.of.rain (at) gmail.com
This might be horrible to say, but when Waldenbooks went out of business. I bought SO much during that closing sale, books I probably wouldn't have picked up otherwise. I bought books based just on cover or blurbs, and it was great, to buy whatever caught my eye.
I have so many memories about libraries and bookstores. Since this is my first holiday season without mom, all my memories of her taking us to the library when we were in elementary school are my favorite. I would devour what ever we got and couldn't wait to go back and find more to read. Now I love how excited my 4 yr old son gets when we go to the book store.
I am in bookstores at least a few times a week so There are many stories but My favorite Was the one when the bookstore decided to give me a discount for the year Since I Spend so much time there
After reading the previous comments it's official: I was a library misfit. Yup - a loud whisperer, causing trouble, and rocking on the legs of my chair. Little did I know that years later I would be in love with said setting. <3
When I was a kid, my mom would take us to the library every Saturday and we would pick out books for the week and when I grew up I would go back and sit in the same spot my sister, my mom and I would sit, and read older books such as great books like yours:)
The endless hours of reading books for free while my parents do their own thing at the mall. :)
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