Monday, April 25, 2011

Abducted by Monday Memories!

Last Monday I got really busy with this and that and this other thing so I wasn't able to participate with Annette's new meme about Monday Memories. Which was really frustrating for me because I really wanted to!

You see, Annette has this new meme called, as you have probably already figured out, Monday Memories, and the object of the game is to take a stroll down memory lane every Monday. I think it is a great idea because when you are an avid reader you can develop very strong memories as to where you were when you first started reading this or what was going on in our lives when we were reading that.

Last week ANNETTE posted about the first time she read Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. And I have a really great memory about that book that I really wanted to share last week but I didn't get the chance to, so I had to wait all week for Monday to roll back around in order to share it.

So here we go...

I fought reading Harry Potter for a very very long time. I think it was just one of those things were so many people were falling under the spell and I just didn't want to go there. I saw all the movies and loved them, but I just wasn't feeling the books.

Two of my closets friends at the time, Kate and Ame, LOVED the books. And they were dead set on dragging me over to their side no matter what the stakes.

So finally, in March of 2007, I caved. The last book, Deathly Hallows, was going to be coming out that summer and it meant a lot to Kate and Ame for me to go with them to the book release and join in all the chaos. I guess they just really wanted me to get to be part of the whole HP scene before it was too late.

One night, we went to dinner, and if I'm not mistaken we were actually there to celebrate Ame's birthday, but Kate and Ame presented me with the first two books of the HP series, it was there way of getting me started.

And Kate is really big on writing messages inside books before giving them to people so both her and Ame wrote to me, and here is what they said...

Ame on the inside of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone:

"Welcome to the obsession!"

Kate on the inside of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets:

"To Bitt,

Give in to peer pressure! It feels good.
Seriously all the cool kids read Harry Potter!
Don't you want to be cool like me, Ame, Michelle and Monte?
Have fun, Read hard!"

I have great friends!

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Kate @Midnight Book Girl said...

lol, I'd forgotten that! It was after we'd pressured Michelle into reading the series (because every time we hung out with her and Monte, the three of us would just talk and talk and talk about HP, and finally Michelle caved).

I think one of my favorite books is Breaking Dawn, just because you all signed it before I left Oklahoma. I love re-reading the inscriptions, it's a great reminder of how wonderful and fantastic my friends are. I'm so glad we've all managed to stay in touch and can't wait until May!

Annette Mills said...

Awesome post. I can relate to your reluctance to read it, but it didn't take me quite as long as you! Thanks for joining in Monday Memories!

Susan (Reading World) said...

What great friends! I still haven't read the Harry Potter books. (I must be the last person in the world.) I have to read those and The Hunger Games books. At this point, it's a daunting total page count staring at me, but I really want to read them.

Unknown said...

And the rest, as they say, is history. Now aren't you glad you caved in to their non-stop harping? :))

fakesteph said...

I love this! And that story is too funny. I totally have to participate in this meme now, too!

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