This year I participated in World Book Night. (WBN is actually not the positive real life experience I'm getting at here, though it totally was one as well) I had to pick my books up at a local bookshop that I had never ever been to. And it is literally right around the corner from the house I have lived in my entire life. I guess it's just one of those things where you see it everyday so you never even think about going in. You know what I mean?
Anyway, before WBN, the store (called B is for Books) hosted a little cocktail party for the book givers, and I decided to go. I met some very wonderful women there, and I had so much fun talking about books with them. I love blogging about books, but there's something different about talking books in person with a bunch of other people who love reading as much as you!
One of the women there has a book club that actually meets at that bookshop once a month, and she invited me to join. I was ecstatic! I have been trying to find a book club to join for forever. I heartily accepted the offer. I haven't been able to attend any meetings yet because I was suckered into playing on my work's softball team, which is on the same night of the week as the book club. But you better bet that as soon as softball is over, I will be at the bookshop for book club!
Be on the lookout for a Shopping Indie post about that local bookstore! It should be up within the next few weeks!
I still get excited when I think about that day :) What is your positive real life experience with books??