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This week's topic: Freebie! For which I chose: Top Ten Books I Read at Guitar Center
A reader friend asked me recently if I remember where I was when I read certain books. I sure do. And there's one location that's cemented in my mind more often than others: Guitar Center stores.
I'm married to a musician. My husband has played guitar since he was a kid, and we spend a lot of time at Guitar Center stores all over the greater Minneapolis/St. Paul area. We know the layout of each store and most of the staff. And they know us. They know my gregarious husband who's always looking to trade in or trade up. And they know me, the girl who always follows my husband in with a book under her arm. At one store in particular, the manager whisks me away to a cozy, secluded spot ideal for reading while my husband checks out the equipment. As long as I have a good book, I don't mind how long he takes!
I know I've read dozens of books in Guitar Centers, but I only remember eight for sure. I find it especially interesting when staff come by and ask what I'm reading. Occasionally, I'll be reading something they've read or have heard of. Such was the case with Unbroken. It's not often that I get to bond with musicians as much as my husband does!