Tuesday, February 5, 2013

New Top 10 List! Top 10 Best Bookish Memories!

Top 10 Best Bookish Memories - this was such a fun list to write. I have even more bookish memories than these top 10, but these were the first ones that came to me. It was really a great trip down memory lane. 

Check out the full list of my Top 10 Best Bookish Memories on my blog Writer Girl in LA! Top 10 Tuesday is an internet meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and I try to participate every Tuesday!
Here's 3 of my picks for top 10 bookish memories: 
1. Amanda Hocking - Her success as an author was an inspiration to me to put my writing out there, unagented and without a publishing house. It had been sitting on my computer instead, as I queried endlessly (taking breaks from the rejections). She impacted my life in a big way and gave me a reason to take a chance AND to write, write, write! I now have a purpose! Yes, I know that her success is a million to one, but the thing is, even one or two people reading my books and loving them is a success to me. And, people are reading my books and that is quite simply amazing. Besides, someone has to win the lottery, right? :) Everyone should dream big and Amanda reminded me that I absolutely, should, no matter what the odds are against you. (Hey, if you're reading this an interested in my books - my first book (as of this posting) - ADVENTURES IN FUNERAL CRASHING is FREE on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Itunes, Smashwords, & more! Just an FYI if you want to read it for free!!!)

2. The Shining by Stephen King - This is probably my best bookish memory. When I drove across country to California, moving there to pursue screenwriting dreams, we stopped in Estes Park, CO and stayed in the hotel where Stephen King wrote The Shining. It was so beautiful there and the hotel was wonderfully creepy. We even stayed in the room Stephen King stayed in while he was there. It was a great experience!  

3. Willy Wonka and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl - Actually, this memory is way up there, along with my Shining memory. I loved movies as a kid and I also really liked books, so in general I thought books turned movies were AWESOME! I read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and saw the original movie - loved them both! I wondered why they never made the sequel a movie, so I did something about it. I wrote to Michael Eisner at Disney. I was about 9 years old and they actually wrote back (and called me!). This is the response I got... 

That's only 3 of my 10, well kind of, to see more check out the full post on my blog Writer Girl in LA: Top 10 Best Bookish Memories    


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