This week we're talking about Bookish Memories (waiting in line for a new release, meeting an author, or some sort of great experience with a particular book that was unlike others) - meme from The Broke and the Bookish
Oh Gosh, I can tell this is going to be a tough one. I've been so fortunate to meet so many wonderful authors.
1. Having a moment with Judy Blume. I went to a strange author panel. I went because of Judy Blume. The man who introduced the authors had no idea about her books. He gave a list of her works, which included Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret. Only he didn't know it was just one book, He thought it was three. I must have rolled my eyes or made a face because she called him out on it later and made eye contact with me while saying that some people knew her books. It was pretty cool!
2. Meeting Meg Cabot. I only wish I had a picture of us. I've gotten better at gushing over authors since then -but I was star struck with her.
3. Making a complete fool out of myself while meeting Scott Westerfeld TWICE. This is the second meeting, where I told him about the first meeting. He laughed...several times.
4. Talking about a book in the aisle of BEA (my first year) and being told the author was right down there, did I want to go talk with her? YES. That's how I met Lisa Ann Sandell, who was talking to Aimee Friedman - who knew me from Facebook. That's when I first realized how awesome it was meeting authors! Love them both. Here's a photo of Aimee and I a few years later, again at BEA.
5. Meeting SO MANY wonderful authors at BEA - too many to name (I don't want to forget anyone)
6. Harry Potter Midnight Release Parties - love that there was so much LOVE for this series that bookstores/libraries hosted parties celebrating the releases. I went to two and hosted two.
7. Meeting SO MANY wonderful authors at RJ Julia - an independent bookstore. Here I am with Ally Carter.
8. Meeting Tera Lynn Childs, who I knew for years on social networking sites, love her books. She was in NYC for a conference and came to my library to help kick off our summer reading program.
9. Any conference I've gone to where I meet so many awesome bookish (Librarians/Bloggers) and of course, talk about books.
10. Comments from authors who saw a book review I've written of their work.