Good morning guys! It’s Wednesday, day 3 – how ya holdin up?
Here’s the topic for today…
Today’s suggested writing topic…we’d love for you to share a positive “real life” experience with books! Either by way of your own partnerships in your community, a book signing you went to or possibly even a get together with fellow book bloggers. Tell us all about it!
Ummm… to say that I haven’t really had any bookish “experiences” is kind of an understatement. I haven’t really worked with any local authors or gone to any major bookish events. And the only author signing I went to was like 7 years ago. So let’s talk about that.
Well, around that time Hotel Rwanda and Sometimes in April had come out and were big movies – everyone was suddenly rediscovering the Rwandan genocide, including me. (In all fairness, I was 7 when the genocide occured.) Anyways, it was an interesting topic and I did read a couple books about it. One of which was…
This book by Romeo Dallaire. So when I heard that he was comming to my local college as the keynote speaker for an event about the Rwandan genocide, I grabbed a friend and went. And here’s what I remember…
- There was a really annoying pig-faced girl standing in line ahead of us to get in, who was really loud and I just really wanted to kick her. When I started working at Waldenbooks about a year or so later, I learned that she had also worked there and that my instincts were right – she annoyed everybody.
- The event was kind of long and other random students talked more than the author got to.
- I got in line to get my book signed, but started to get nervous about meeting a REAL author and almost just left.
- I did get my book signed and Romeo Dallaire was nice, but the rest is all a blur.
And this is why even though I WANT to go to major bookish events and meet ALL THE AUTHORS, I know I would be nervous and giddy and probably hardly remember any of it anyways.
For serious though, I need to go to more things. But there are hardly EVER book signings in my area (laaaame) and you know, it costs money to travel so I don’t get to do it a lot. Someday dammit, someday.
SO, what are some of your real life bookish happenings, hmm? I bet they’re better than mine!