I was perusing pinterest [what's else does one do with life?] and stumbled across some 30-day blogpost prompt challenges. I skimmed through a few and, yeah.
They're kinda mind-numbing.
Sooo, being the genius blogging bookdragon that I am, I shall bookify [yes, that's a word] said prompts [don't tell me you can't find it in the dictionary]. I won't be doing them on a schedule [
would I lie to you?]. I might smash some into a post [ok, so I made it up] or allow one to take up a whole post. Whatever I want. Obviously. *ahem*
1) Introduce Yourself
Hi, I'm Ashley, and I'm a bookdragon. It's been a few hours since I've collected books for my hoard. And I regret nothing.
2) The First Book That You Fangirled Over
So when I was a little dragonling, I was obsessed with the Little House on the Prairie series. I read it multiple times and watched all of the movies and TV episodes [although the TV series is nothing like the books, that's TV for you].
I was talking on the phone with a friend. I'm not sure why? Because I had never talked to anyone except family on the phone. Anyhow, the conversation was basically
me: have you read Little House on the Prairie?
friend: uh, no
me: it's this great series! and it actually happened and, and
friend: i don't really read. . .
me: and the author is Laura Ingalls Wilder, and she has a sister who went blind, and they lived in a sod house one time, and a cow was on the roof! and a snake in the wall! and, and
me: are you still there?
friend: yeah, i guess
me: there's a tv series too! and
3) Are Your Parents to Blame for Your Bookish Tendencies?
My mom has shelves and shelves of books.
She unwittingly assigned the dusting chore to dragonling me wherein I book browsed instead of dusted. Some of the books she had collected as a kid. She read to us often, usually series, including the Little House on the Prairie books. [She also read the Bible aloud to us because she's cool like that.]
My dad was the one who read children's books to us. Like Custard the Cowardly Dragon, The Treasure Tree, Dr. Suess books, the Tawny Scrawny Lion [a fave of mine, it had a shiny golden spine, obviously a treasure]. He also did the voices [mom did not do voices?!], so it was super fun when he'd read Commander Toad in Space by Jane Yolen and would do Deep Wader's voice.
So yes, my parents created a book monster. It was a part of my education [no really, my mom taught me to read].
4) What you ate today
As You Like It
So far, I like it as is. I might go read it now. Or sleep.
So are your parents to blame for the book hunting monster that you today? If not, then who would you consider the influencers/parents of your book obsessions? And what was the first book you fangirled over?