Do you remember where you were when you read your favourite books?

20 July, 2018 / 6 Comments

This isn’t going to be a long post, as there’s not a whole lot to say on the subject.  I’m just really curious if this is just me.  I find that when I think back fondly on my favourite books, I remember exactly where I was/what I was doing while reading them.  For example…

I remember reading The Hunger Games on my couch in my old apartment.

I remember reading The Selection at a previous job that let me read at work!

I remember reading Ignite Me on my way to and in Mexico.

It’s like I could just go back and revisit the feelings these books gave me and what stage of life I was in when I experienced them for the first time.  It’s a pretty cool thing, actually.  I wish so badly that I could experience my favourite books all over again – re-reading just isn’t the same!

Share your story: Does this happen to you?  Tell me about your memories!

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6 Responses to “Do you remember where you were when you read your favourite books?”

  1. I remember I started reading Harry Potter Book 2 on my classmate’s bedroom while we were doing a group project. Then I wouldn’t put it down and she has to eventually let me borrow it, lol.

    But it does not necessarily have to be a favorite book for me in order for me to remember where I’ve read them, it’s more on the strong feelings I’ve associated while reading the book. ‘Coz I also remember reading this book that I hated while waiting before we leave for a trip. 🙂

  2. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was read to my fourth grade class by Mrs. Carpenter… I also went and checked out the rest of the books after that day. The final Harry Potter book came out the day I left for a trip to Germany. There was a group of us, and we all bought a copy to read on the long flight. We were all crying and had a lot to discuss once we’d finished. Then we all bought German copies of the last book. I remember being in my room (during college) when I finished reading Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. I threw the book against the wall and cried for half an hour. I read Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead at work (Hastings–old book store that’s gone now) before it was released because we’d gotten our copies early. I would take my breaks in the back and read until they were over.

    𑁋 Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear?

    • Sam

      Great memories! Thanks for sharing! That’s awesome that you all read the final Harry Potter book together and got to experience all the feels together! And then bought the German version in Germany – so cool!

    • Sam

      Haha – those are the types books that make an impact for sure! Ugly crying on your birthday – oh no! But that must’ve meant you were reading a really good book, so nothing to complain about I suppose?

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