Happy Wednesday! So today we are supposed to share a great bookish experience we have had, whether it was a signing, blogger meet-up, or other experience. I am going to share about my first ever book signing.
When I was in kindergarten, I was completely obsessed with the book series called Junie B. Jones. And when I say obsessed, I mean complete fan-girl obsessed. Before the new book was set to be released, I always made my mom pre-order the book so it arrived on my doorstep on the release date (not much has changed, huh?!). So, when I heard from my teacher that Junie B. Jones was having a book tour, I went ballistic. The minute I got home from school, I could not stop talking about it. My mom looked it up on the computer and found out the signing would be taking place at a Barnes and Noble about an hour and a half away. At first my mom said no, it was too far. Eventually though, I broke her down and she said she would drive me there.
So, on the day of the signing I hopped in the car with my best friend Rachel, and we drove. You have no idea the excitement I had to finally meet Junie B. Jones (at least I thought it was her). When we arrived at the signing, there stood a line at least 200 people long wrapped around the Barnes and Noble. But, I was totally prepared to wait, much to my mom's chagrin. I don't even know how long we waited, but by the time we got to the front of the line, I was exhausted. Everything became worth it when I finally reached the front of the line, carrying my stack of Junie B. Jones books. I swear I brought every single one I owned with me. Even though she told me she could only sign one, I was ecstatic.
The whole ride home I could not stop talking about Junie B. Jones. I think my mom was just glad to be home and away from all of the crazy Kindergartners! I think that was one of the first times that I actually really got into the book community. And to think I was only six!
Have you had any great experiences with books? Have you ever read Junie B. Jones books for either yourself or your kids?