Friday, November 21, 2008

7 Random Things About Me And Books

I've been tagged by the marvelous Kelly Marstad for this meme on writing.

1. The Witch of Blackbird Pond became my first comfort book when I was in the fourth grade. I'd read it whenever I wanted to escape from real life. When my elementary school closed (the one where I spent fourth grade, anyway) I discovered they were having a book sale and managed to snag my beloved copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond for ten cents.

2. The first book that ever made me cry like a lunatic was Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. As soon as I finished it, I turned around and re-read it and sobbed my heart out all over again. Apparently I've always been a glutton for punishment.

3. In high school, together with my dear friend Margaret and some other friends, we created a student written and produced journal of poetry and prose...and got in trouble by the administration for it. Yes indeed...creativity and freedom of expression were frowned upon by that fine institution.

4. I've written twelve books - three of which will likely never see the light of day.

5. I'd always intended to write Young Adult and Children's books, but I got distracted by Erotic Romance...go fig.

6. I carry a book (or two) with me at all times - right now I have Changling by Delia Sherman in my purse. Really, really need to get one of those e-readers.

7. No one ever wants to help me move because I have too many books.

9 comments:

Margaret Yang said...

Hey, I remember that journal of poetry and prose. And I also remember that it wasn't half bad for student work, and had nothing offensive in it. Why the heck did the principal hate it, and hate us for writing it?

That might have to be a blog post of its own, Bronwyn.

Jennifer Armintrout said...

Hey, that's why no one wants to help ME move!

If you ever ask me to help you move, I will probably say, "No, you have too many medieval weapons."

Anny Cook said...

I have about three thousand books... I'm a champion book packer. I used to work in a Waldenbooks warehouse.

Molly Daniels said...

Okay; now it's a toss-up as to who I need to come visit; you, Anny, or Barb!

My daughter let me read Witches of Blackbird Pond when she was reading it. I'd never heard of it. She and my son have also gotten me hooked on Gary Paulsen's books.

Ashley Ladd said...

Great list.

I always carry at least one book with me, too, wherever I go. If I get free time and I'm not writing, I'm reading or walking.

KellyMarstad said...

"Free the pee!"

Yeah, common to hear around my place.

Cindy Spencer Pape said...

I still have my scholastic book club copy of Witch of Blackbird Pond. To this day, still a favorite! I knew I loved you for a reason!

Sandra Cox said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Bron bud. Thanks for the info on your writing.

JacquƩline Roth said...

Ooh I'm glad you did this. I totally forgot Kelly tagged me.