Top Ten Tuesday #2: Best Bookish Memories


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 Best Bookish Memories



Finding the book blogging community

I found the community by browsing Good Reads, and I believe I stumbled upon Wendy @ Cupcake and Latte’s profile, I clicked on her blog address. It was literally just a moment of curiosity as to what her web site entailed, and I was happily surprised that it had book reviews.

Naturally, I wanted to join in because I’ve always been a voracious reader!



My book blog officially launched around November 2011, and I couldn’t help but wonder if I’d receive any visitors. It was around the time I lost my job, so I needed to throw myself into something productive, and was born!



Meeting fellow book bloggers for the first time

I was cordially invited to the Random House Book Blogger Love Fest last year, and I had no idea what to expect. I’m rather a shy person and I had no clue who anyone was! But that’s the beauty of books because it brings everyone together. It was like talking to best friends you never knew existed.
Everyone was so friendly and open, I loved being around fellow book bloggers.


Meeting authors for the very first time


I’ve met authors Erin MorgensternPaula McLain , Ami McKay, Libba Bray, Tahereh Mafi (*fangirled to the max*), Maggie Stiefvater,  Maureen McGowan, Lesley Livingston, Megan Crewe, Cheryl Rainfield, Leah Bobet, and Morghan Rhodes. (I’ve probably forgot someone..I apologize)

So wonderful since we all had the time to chat with them one-on-one and get our books signed, and I also interviewed Siobhan Vivian, and Jenny Han when they were in Toronto last summer.


Getting recognized by a fellow book blogger


While standing in line at my very first book signing, I met fellow Canadian book blogger Sonia @ The Story Queen. It was so nice she knew me from Twitter 😀  We promptly talked about book blogging and all its glories while standing in line.



Attending my very first book signing

I met Maggie Stiefvater at a book signing, and  trying to find out what to say to her was a little nerve wrecking! Then once I talked to her, she knew who I was. I was a little shocked, embarrassed and proud at the same time *blushes*


Going to my first book expo/event

OLA was just so much fun. I had no idea what to expect, but I just knew I had to be surrounded by books, and boy was I surrounded. I had so much fun talking to all the vendors and publicists that were there. Definitely watch out for my recap post.
Another wonderful memory is my first time at Word on the Street..It was a book lover’s heaven. Read my recap post here.
And I can’t possibly forget about the Ontario Book Blogger Meet-Up 2012. Read my recap post here.


Getting books in the mail

Now I know this is probably the same as everyone else, but once I see a delivery truck outside my window, I squeal with excitement and do a “book nerd freak-out.” That just basically means I’m freaking out on the inside, but you can’t tell unless my eyes pop out of my head.

I feel like a kid on Christmas every time the courier comes, or I see a package in the mailbox. Books are our gifts, and I cherish each one that comes my way *pets books*



Reading books


Probably the most straight-forward experience I’ve ever had is the simplicity of just reading books in my hands. Feeling the weight of the paper, the smell of the ink, the glossy embossed covers, and even the sound the papers make when you turn the pages. Reading books is an experience that one must not overlook! And I truly wish that tangible books are here to stay. I love my iPad, but I can’t switch over to something electronic. I WILL NOT..


Making friends with everyone on Twitter & YouTube

And my number one bookish memory has to be my ultimate favourite thing to do about books, sharing our love and excitement for all the stories, characters, settings, and quotes about the books we have all read. That is ultimately the best bookish memory I could ever hope for, and will continue to love and cherish.






— Mundie Moms (@MundieMoms) February 3, 2013


Book nerds make the BEST friends!


  1. Diana Grace

    February 22, 2014 at 9:31 AM

    I totally agree with what you listed! 🙂 I especially love meeting other book bloggers <3

  2. Maricris Patrimonio Dimla

    October 26, 2013 at 2:46 AM

    I love your list! How I wish I am a blogger like you so I can experience those bookish memories!

  3. fatma shahin

    August 27, 2013 at 7:53 PM

    aw this is so sweet! books always come with perks 🙂

  4. Jamie

    June 19, 2013 at 9:12 PM

    I love what you said about meeting Maggie Stiefvater. That must have been so cool that she heard of you.

  5. amy lovell

    April 21, 2013 at 11:36 AM

    getting books in the mail and reading them are probably my faves

  6. Erika

    April 17, 2013 at 10:26 AM

    What a great group of accomplishments! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Alyssa Susanna

    February 22, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    WOW! You launched your blog in November 2011! That’s not that long ago! So, you JUST hit your 1-year blogoversary?! Crazy. You are such an accomplished blogger. YAY for you, Giselle 😀

  8. Jessica

    February 19, 2013 at 3:30 PM

    I’ve been thinking that book blogging would be awesome because i read so many books but I don’t think I would have enough time! I’ll just stick to visiting your blog 🙂

  9. Chelsey

    February 10, 2013 at 1:09 PM

    Such a nice post to read! I love seeing how books bring people together and how passion still thrives in the book loving community!

  10. Dorothy Reading

    February 9, 2013 at 9:57 AM

    Awe, all this sounds like so much fun! Super cool.

  11. elena

    February 6, 2013 at 10:33 PM

    This is a great list! You’ve met so many great authors and YAY books and book friends.

  12. Leeanna

    February 6, 2013 at 7:42 PM

    Great list of memories 🙂

  13. Melissa's Eclectic Bookshelf

    February 6, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    This post gave me the warm fuzzies! All so true 🙂 This is such a great community despite the occasional drama!

  14. Lauren

    February 5, 2013 at 9:47 PM

    I loved reading your bookish memories 😛 I think a lot of us have similar favorites in some way as well… I can’t even remember what I did with my time before book blogging 😛 lol. Your so lucky to have met Maggie Stiefvater… I follow her blog and she is absolutely hilarious! Thanks so much for sharing… and I love your last picture of you reading all cozy 😀

  15. Molli

    February 5, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    Ah, such a cool post, Giselle! I agree with you – books nerds DO make the best friends. I love all your memories you highlighted. So jealous of you meeting those authors, especially Tahereh!

  16. Liza @ Reading with ABC

    February 5, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Great list! I think some of these are very likely to happen to all of us 🙂 Like the joy of reading, receiving tweets from awesome people and meeting great authors at book signings. It’s an outstanding community!

  17. Hollie @ Music, Books and Tea

    February 5, 2013 at 7:17 AM

    I adore getting books through the post! There’s nothing better, especially when it’s a book you’ve been anticipating for quite some time! And reading books is a great experience too, there’s nothing better than settling down with a good book for a couple of hours. Great list!

    My TTT

  18. Jade

    February 5, 2013 at 6:12 AM

    I can relate to finding the book community as well as starting my own blog.
    You’ve met some great authors! Particularly jealous of Erin Morgenstern!

  19. Danielle @ Consuming Worlds

    February 5, 2013 at 2:22 AM

    I have yet to meet any of my favorite authors, but in August I will finally have that chance. And I can’t wait to be able to add that to my list!! Great list!

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