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Top Ten Most Bookish Memories
# 1 Opening Our Blog
Katie: Well I can't have a bigger bookish memory than the day Krisha and I decided to make it happen and jump head first into the book reviewing / blogging world. I know its only been about 6 months now but we have enjoyed the great books and meeting awesome people!
# 2 & 3 Coffee with J.L. Bryan
Krisha: In following the steps of Kid President and trying to make the world more awesome, I organized a surprise for Katie for us to meet one of our favorite authors, J.L. Bryan. How cool is that?!? (This just happened 2 days ago, so we'll have a longer post up later this week. Come back and visit us!)
Katie: It was an amazing day. We both got to meet with J.L. Bryan, AWESOME AUTHOR of the Paranormal series! It was awesome to sit and chat with him over coffee about the series, future books, and just ... well anything! What a great experience, and if you haven't already check out the first book in the series Jenny Pox, it's FREE for your E-Reader
# 4 Signed Books & Swag
Katie: I for sure had a major Fan-Girl moment when I got my first signed book, "The Human Element" by Donna Galanti , and since then I''ve gotten the entire Paranormal Series signed by J.L. Bryan, and Book swag signed by Gretchen McNeil author of TEN
# 5 Living at the Library
Krisha: I didn't really live there, but the summer between 7th and 8th grade it sure did feel like it. We had just moved to a new state and I found my new friends stacked on the shelves. I read many Babysitter's Club, The Saddle Club, and Sweet Valley Twins.
# 6 Receiving Books for Review
Katie: Still can't get over the fact that an author wants to send ME books for review. I am so excited to read new books, and help get the word out. Even though we have only been blogging for about 6 months we have been so lucky and fortunate to get books for review from Zondervan, Sterling Publishing and other awesome authors who have contacted us privately.
# 7 Bookish Photo Shoot
Katie: All the pictures you see of us on the "About Me" and other random places on the blog were all taken one day at my house... One fancy camera + my books = The BEST photo shoot ever! We must have looked like serious crazy people! We were on the side of my house in a congested neighborhood with TONS of book strewed all over the place!
# 8 My "nephew" reading to me
Krisha: I remember the first time my friend's son read a book to me. He was only five and did such a great job of sounding out the words. This fits right in with the first time he wrote out my name and spelled it correctly without asking. My heart melted.
# 9 Our First Video Review
Katie: To be honest, typed up book reviews just can't convey how "IN LOVE" I am about some books, so we made our first Video Review for Divergent by Veronica Roth! Since then we have made many more Video Reviews and my video editing has gotten WAY better along the way!
Other Video Reviews: Delirium by Lauren Oliver, Alexander Death by J.L.Bryan, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen,
# 10 Accusing Someone of Theft
Krisha: This is kind of an embarrassing memory. I've lent out The Time Traveler's Wife so often without getting it back and then having to buy new copies. I saw a copy in my mother-in-laws house one day and was like "Oh, hey, is that my copy?". She said no and I guess you could tell by my face that I thought she was lying. She told me just to take the book because that's what she does, gives away all her books. Much to my embarrassment, when I got home that weekend, there was my copy on the shelf. Lesson learned: No one is out to steal your books.