I hope everybody is having a wonderful holiday season and enjoying quality time with loved ones…The Class of 2011: YA Superlatives blogfest organized by Katy Upperman, Jessica Love, Tracey Neithercott and Alison Miller starts tomorrow. I will be participating on Friday (post already scheduled :-))
I have seen in the past days a lot of 2011 lists popping up on the blogosphere which made me think of my 2011 reading year. Are you ready for some flashbacks?
My top 5 reading memories of 2011
1. Fighting to keep my tears in check in the train (and failing) or laughing out loud in the train (and not caring, well not totally caring about others looking at me like I had gone mad)
2. Finally getting some of my historical fiction fix (especially on the very intriguing time of Louis XIV)
3. Roaming the bookstore, going for an impulsive buy and falling in love with a novel I had never heard of before (for some of them I now almost own all the author´s published books)
4. Relaxing with a cup of tea, a good book and missing my bedtime.
5. Reading so much that my writing has improved (thank you dear published authors out there for making me a better writer :-))
So tell me what are your best reading memories of 2011?
8 thoughts on “Reading memories of 2011”
Ome of my best friends had been telling me to read a series for about 2 years. I got bored and went to the book store and bought the first 2 in the series.
I read them in both in 2 days.
It is now one of my favourite series – Why oh why didnt i read them before i dont know why.
Have to wait ’till next year for the next book to come out – Luckily next year is only a week away 🙂
I love when this happens! 🙂 sometimes wonderful books pass us by for awhile and then the happy day comes where we finally discover them!
What series is it?
Hi commuting girl Nice to meet you. Love you reading memories,especially #5. It’s true. Also love books that cam make me cry or laugh out loud. If one book can do both I’m ecstatic.
Hi Far Away Series 🙂 Thanks for the comment…Books that bring those emotions are out are just wonderful!
Great memories, love the bookshop memory, that promise of a gem lurking somewhere on the shelves and only your intuition to guide you.
I will remember 2011 for the two trilogies I read, the pioneer Sarah Prine and even more so Joesphine Bonaparte. And discovering the writer Yoko Ogawa.
Look forward to reading more of your posts in 2012.
Thanks Claire 🙂
Those little books tucked away in the shelves, just waiting for us to get a hold of them, are sometimes the ones we can not put down…
Awww! I love the reading so much my writing has improved one! That one gets me every single time. I ❤ authors. Especially ones who pull me in fully.
Thanks Peggy 🙂 Authors who can make us forget about time are the best!