Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday #197: Sensory reading memories

Today's Topic: 
Ten Books with Sensory
Reading Memories

Apparently I remember a lot of what I read while I'm sick. I also tend to remember what I'm reading if I'm doing it where I'm embarrassed that someone might catch it and judge me. Some I remember for no reason in particular, but can recall the exact place I was sitting when I read them. Basically, I just scrolled through Goodreads and clicked the covers when I could remember where I was/what I was doing when I was reading! I was really surprised to find that I associate memories with way more books than I thought. 

  • A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas- I bought this in 2015 to read while on vacation at Disney World and on a Disney Cruise. I ended up getting really sick at Disney and read this on the couch while my husband enjoyed the parks (I told him to go, don't hate him). Side note: I ended up in the ER that night because I wouldn't have been able to go on the cruise without a lot of meds.
  • The Arrangement by H.M. Ward - I specifically remember reading this as an audiobook and being SO worried that someone at a stoplight or, worse, my dad would hear me listening to it in the car. Spoiler: it is not YA romance.
  • The Claiming of Sleeping Beauty by Anne Rice - I don't know what to say. I have no excuses for reading this series, but I did what I did. I read them in US Air Force tech school, strictly while my roommate wasn't around. I was so embarrassed to even own them that I refused to take them to my next base and ended up leaving them hidden in the top of the closet of my dorm room.  
  • Fragments by Dan Wells - This was one of the very first audiobooks that I ever read. I  remember it mostly because I listened to it while doing another family's laundry to make extra money while I was in school for my associate's degree. 
  • The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown - I bought this book on Amazon while I was in Afghanistan. I remember binge reading it on a day off. I had the whole room to myself because we had different days off most of the time. I spent most of the day in my top bunk reading and probably eating something unhealthy. 

  • The One by Kiera Cass - This was one of the books I took with me to Disney World when I went with my mom for her first trip in 2014. I remember it so clearly because, shockingly, I got sick with the flu and ended up reading in bed for a lot of hours. I've learned to use A LOT of hand sanitizer while at Disney World.
  • There's Wild, Then There's You by M. Leighton - I won this book while living with my husband in a hotel full of sailors in Maryland. He was there for work training and I stayed with him for a few months and everyone knew everyone. I often went to read in a common area to escape my room and I remember being so worried that one of the guys would notice the cover and make fun of me! 
  • Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - My friend and co-worker convinced me to read this series and it was actually the only buddy read I think I've ever done. We sat in big comfy chairs by the window at lunch every day to read and discuss. I remember so clearly because it was winter in Alaska and that window was the only sun we got every day!
  • Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel - So, anxiety is a thing that I have to deal with and it always comes up when I travel. Any time I sleep in a strange place, I have a lot of trouble sleeping. When I went to ALA in January 2017 and stayed in a house full of other women, I definitely didn't get much sleep. I got approved for Waking Gods on Netgalley while there and stayed up a couple nights reading it while failing to sleep. 
  • Warrior's Song by Catherine Coulter - I fell in love with Catherine Coulter's historical romance novels as a teenager and definitely remember reading Warrior's Song in my bedroom and being terrified my parents would walk in and ask what it was. I was SO glad that the covers didn't look like your typical romance book.

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