Unforgettable Bookish Memories Tag

(Last Updated On: June 20, 2019)

I saw Ashley Rae @ Thrifty Bibliophile do this tag and I just had to do it — it looks like so much fun!ย  Consider yourself tagged if you want to share your bookish memories, and please be sure to link back to me so I can see your responses! ๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ’–

1. The first book you ever read (or was read to you).

The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein if the first book that I remember reading, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie by Laura Joffe Numeroff is the first one I remember being read to me. Talk about conflicting themes!

2. The first book you ever brought with your own money.

The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder, which started what wound up being a lifelong obsession with mythology. I have also spent years trying to find someone else that has read this book and apparently I am the only person.

3. A book you stayed up all night reading.

Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut is the one that first comes to mind. I was 19 years old and laid on the sofa for like 6 hours reading it straight through while my roommates played drinking games around me.

4. What book or series will you never forget.

Fun fact, I never read book series until around 2014! That was when I finally read Harry Potter and even though I was significantly late to the series and thirty years old it holds a special place in my heart!

5. A book you frequently think about.

Ignorance by Milan Kundera, hands down. This book just speaks to my soul. Can books be soul mates? Because I think this one is! I know everyone favors The Unbearable Lightness of Being; however, I find this novel to be more poignant, thought-provoking, and relevant.

6. A scene that has haunted you for years after reading it.

Honestly, I cannot think of anything for this one, other than various heart-wrenching deaths that I wouldn’t reference because spoilers are bad. ๐Ÿ˜‰

7. An unforgettable character.

There are so many, but I am going to say Amaranthe Lokdon from the Emperor’s Edge series by Lindsay Buroker. This is one of my favorite indie series, and a full recommendation review is coming soon to this blog.

8. A book that changed your opinion about something.

Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, which I have discussed on this blog before! This book changed my life.

9. Share another random bookish memory.

The absolute glee I had when I came across Kate Bush’s song Wuthering Heights… which is magnificent in its own right for the dancing but is also about one of my most treasured books!

Heathcliff, it’s me, Cathy
Come home, I’m so cold
Let me in-a-your window
Heathcliff, it’s me, Cathy
Come home, I’m so cold
Let me in-a-your window

spacer_wLet’s go on another adventure together!


  1. Ashley Rae

    May 13, 2018 at 8:01 PM

    I’m glad you did this tag too! I thought it was fun. Great answers. ๐Ÿ˜Š

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      May 14, 2018 at 12:12 AM

      Thank you so much, it was definitely a fun one! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. shirleycuypers

    May 14, 2018 at 1:49 AM

    Such a lovely book tag, Kaleena!๐Ÿ˜Š

    Shirley | https://shirleycuypers.blogspot.be

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      May 14, 2018 at 3:43 PM

      Thank you so much, Shirley!

  3. Kristen @ Metaphors and Moonlight

    May 17, 2018 at 2:56 PM

    Ahh I loved If You Give a Mouse a Cookie when I was a kid! Wow, never read a series until 2014?! Well, Iโ€™m glad you decided to give HP a try ๐Ÿ™‚ I love that one too! Itโ€™s great when you find a song about a book or movie or something you love!

    1. Kaleena @ Reader Voracious

      May 18, 2018 at 1:33 AM

      I have such good memories of my gran reading If You Give a Mouse a Cookie to me when I was a child, glad that you also enjoyed that book!

      Thanks so much for stopping by, and I am glad that I gave HP a try, too! ๐Ÿ™‚

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