Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Top Ten Books With Sensory Reading Memories

  

 Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by 
That Artsy Reader Girl. Each week a new Top Ten list will be posted. Everyone is welcome to join. Link back to The Broke and the Bookish so everyone can check out other bloggers' lists. It's a fun way to get to know fellow bloggers.

This week is Top Ten Book Books With Sensory Reading Memories. Or something. I don't know, but I'm going with books that mean a lot. It could be a book that resonates for a certain place or time or just a book that has specific memories attached. So let's take a look!     


Planet of Exile

This one belonged to my uncle and I was captivated by it. I read it a bunch of times. 

The Shark Club

I just wanted an excuse to put this one on here. 

Star Wars: From the Adventures of Luke Skywalker

Awful cover but I read this a ton of times for the extra details. Also the prologue takes on a special significance given The Last Jedi. 

The Sword of Shannara (The Original Shannara Trilogy, #1)

I read this one a lot. 

The Black Island (Tintin, #7)

I read quite a few of the Tintin's growing up. 

Journey Under the Sea (Choose Your Own Adventure, #2)

Same w/ these- I'm not even sure which ones I had but I know I had some. 

Tarzan and the Forbidden City (Tarzan, #20)

I clearly remember reading this on a summer day in the backyard. 

The Dark Tide (Iron Tower, #1)

I've told this story before but this was the book I was reading when I skipped class one day in college- I was sitting in a hall by a big bank of windows and the professor walked by after class. Awkward.  

Image result for essential avengers

It's funny how I can remember where or when I bought certain comics. 

Star man's son

I read this book all the time- it was probably my first post apoc read and it just paints such a vivid picture. 

56 comments:

  1. I really need to get The Shark Club! You always have it on your lists!

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    1. I know! It's almost a punch line now :)

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  2. There's The Shark Club. I will read that book yet. I never tire of seeing it here and I'm always obsessed with shark's in the summer so this would be a perfect time to get it!

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    1. I thought of you when I added it- I was like Barb's gonna call me out on this one. :)

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  3. I wish I'd done this post (too busy!) because I have a lot of kids books that are super special to me. Seems like lots of yours are from childhood memories as well😁

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    1. They are- once I started it was like falling down the rabbit hole?? Nostalgia a powerful thing!

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  4. I haven't read any of these, but I like the idea you chose for this - books that really mean a lot. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  5. Haha #oops to your teacher seeing you. On the up, at least it was in college and it was your own responsibility. Was the book at least good?

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    1. Right? I'm sure he didn't care. :) And the book was... good at the time, not so much now. :)

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  6. I have sensory memory books, too! Ones I read in the backyard by the pool or on a long car trip. Super fun. I didn't read Star Wars but I saw The Empire Strikes Back about a million times the summer it was out. Matinee! :)

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    1. Ooh! Yeah for some reason reading in the backyard sparked memories for me! I almost didn't do this topic either because I wasn't sure which way to go. I did it super last minute!

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  7. Oh what an interesting topic this time! I love all the books you choose and how many of them have the old timey covers to them, so much fun!

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    1. This topic turned out okay even though I didn't like it at first! And yes I noticed that too- I guess I read a lot of old school stuff as a youngster!

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  8. There are some terrible old book covers! Haha! And YES to Choose Your Own Adventure! Those were my favorites growing up!

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  9. I have very few books that have some sort of memory or "feeling" attached to them, so this an interesting topic to see other people talk about! I don't think I've ever skipped class to read a book though, but I can imagine how awkward it was to have the professor see you there in the hall and not in his/her class. Unless it was a big class and he/she isn't good with faces? :)

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    1. It was a small class. :) To be fair, he probably didn't care much but I was embarrassed!

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  10. it's a nice mix of choice there!

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  11. I like your twist on this weeks theme. I have quite a few books that hold a special place (even if they aren't beloved books) but don't reach sensory level lol

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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    1. Yeah I wasn't sure about this topic!!

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  12. Thanks for sharing, those are great covers.

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  13. Hehe. Skimming class to read a book. True book addict!

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    1. Right? Embarrassing when he strolled by :)

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  14. "I was sitting in a hall by a big bank of windows and the professor walked by after class. Awkward."
    LMAO! That sounds like a really nice place to read though.

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  15. Gee, do you like sci fi? :)
    I once convinced myself that the cold I had was serious enough that I should stay home from work--and finish reading The Stand.

    And now I'm curious about Shark Club too.

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    1. Right? That sounds perfectly reasonable. :)

      And yes read it- I tell everybody

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  16. I loved Shannara! It was one of the first series I read

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  17. Oh, Tintin totally takes me back to when I was a kid too, I was obsessed with them!

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    1. I loved tintin- I think Black Gold was the first I got.

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  18. Thats hilarious your teacher caught you after skipping class! Was the book worth it? I skipped more than one class reading when I was in college too 😂 😂

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    1. Yes it's perfectly reasonable? And you know... the book was gripping at the time, but being a fantasy knock off I'm not sure it would hold up well now. :)

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  19. Lots of new to me ones here! But omg, you skipped class to read?! I love it! I never ended up doing that. But wow, how awkward to run into the professor afterwards! Lol.

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    1. It was rather awkward- and yes I did it more than once!!!

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  20. I love that you can remember when you bought certain comics. I think this is one thing I miss about visiting bookstores. Those specific memories. Now most of my books are bought online.

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    1. I buy a lot online too, so I don't think I'm making memories like that now? But yes certain comics- it's amazing to me that I remember!

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  21. I love your list of books. I haven't read any of them but all make me smile. Happy reading memories, huh?

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  22. I laughed when I got to The Shark Club. =) There are some books from my childhood that stand out, but I don't have any strong memories attached to any recent books. I am jealous of everyone, who was able to d this week's topic, and I really enjoyed reading them too.

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  23. I thought you weren't doing this week's!? Anyyyway. I love books that are basically memories, so fun- especially ones from childhood and such. Or you know, The Shark Club randomly hahah. Love the college story- I mean, if the professor was a reader, they'd have totally understood. Sounds like it's on the professor, really. Though I need to know- who stays in the actual building when they're skipping class!?

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  24. Great list! I have vivid memories of reading those Choose Your Own Adventure books with my cousins while we were all visiting my grandparents. We had so much fun with those stories.

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  25. When I was unpacking a box of storage books a couple of months ago I realized I have three Shanara books in hardcover that I never read. How many are there? I don't even know if they are sequential. The first one is the same cover as yours above. 📚

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  26. It looks like a lot of your strong memories are associated with rereads! (I'm the same, I guess you accumulate more memories the more times you read a story...)

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  27. Haha, I love the missing class because you were reading a book one. I mean, reading is always encouraged, right? :) I love reading books that belonged to other people, and it's always fun to remember buying specific books/comics. Great memories. :)

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  28. I love finding out what books really mean something to people.

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  29. A lot of books that hold these kinds of sensory type memories or associations for me are those I read when I was a kid. Needless to say, I'm not surprised to see TinTin on this list! That series was a huge part of my childhood too!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  30. The choose your own adventure books DEFINTIELY bring me back to 5th-6th grade!! I love thinking about the books I loved as a kid!!

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  31. I read a ton of Tintin when I was a kid and just loved Snowy!

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  32. I do love the Shannara books. :)

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  33. OMG, what a TERRIFIC list!!! I ESPECIALLY like "Planet of Exile" and "The Sword of Shannara"! Not that I've ever read them, lol. But I SURE want to!! I do own "The Sword of Shannara", but I think it's in storage, lol. So I might have to buy myself another copy to read....LOL.

    As for "Planet of Exile", I LOVE Le Guin, just from having read "The Left Hand of Darkness", so I really need to read this book!

    I also LOVE that Tarzan novel!

    Heck, I'm bookmarking this post!! I want to check out all of these books, as well as that comic!!

    Thanks for sharing!! <3 :)

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  34. The Shark Club comment made me laugh. I really need to read it! I had a few of the Choose Your Own Adventure books too though I mostly just remember dying quickly. Great list!

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