Thank you to Caroline for the sweet blogger-love award!
Rules on this one (notice how all of a sudden I’m a pro at this?) are simple: Tell a story about your childhood reading life, and pass it on to five blogger-friends.
The Indie Bookstore: When I was 8-12 years old (back before the word tween came into existence and roughly in the Mezosoic period), there was a small independent bookstore near my house, sandwiched in between the Sav-on and the Mom&Pop Ice Cream parlor. Whenever I could scrape together enough money from allowance or birthdays, I would hop on my bike and ride down to the book store, immediately looking for new tomes from my favorite authors. I had a small dream of one day having my name on one of those books.
The bookstore is long gone. The dream was long-forgotten and I went to work in the numerical trenches as a scientist and engineer. Now, returning to fiction writing after a long hiatus, I find myself wistful for that long-ago bookstore. My name is more likely to appear as a digital whisper amongst the multitudes on Amazon than in an Indie bookstore, if there are any left. But it was a nice dream.
Now for the blogs:
- Not a blog per se, but this website has a forum for talk about Getting Boys to Read.
- Ithaka – he pretends not to be funny. But he is anyway.
- For finding books (older) boys love: Guys Lit Wire
- Author’s Echo – because Adam not only reads and draws, he and his wife are foster-parents. And it doesn’t get any cooler than that.
- The Slow Cooked Sentence – a fellow mom and writer, things that both enhance and inhibit each other!
Thanks for the blogger love!