Welcome! This is the first of what I hope will be many posts, writings, rants, and nonsense, on my foray into the writing world (along with other observations of the world around me.) One of the first recommendations we received at a recent writing conference was a blog so here I am…..Ta Da!.....Drum roll? Anyone? Bueller? Oh well…
One of my earliest memories is of my Mom reading to me……all the time. The first book I remember her reading was Cinderella. We read it ALL THE TIME. Apparently I couldn’t get enough of Cindi, the glass slipper and all her mouse friends. I had her reread it to me so much that she must have wanted to bibbidi-bobbidi-boo me right over the head with it. But being the amazing Mom that she is, she just continued reading it to me day after day. Somewhere in this process I ended up memorizing the book before I could actually read it on my own. I’m not sure when it happened, but at one point I began “reading” the book to her by memory, even remembering when the page needed to be turned. Can you really blame me for being addicted to the book? I mean it has ugly step sisters, a glass slipper and talking mice! How do you not get sucked into that? This pretty much opened my eyes to all the books there are to be read and once I knew how to read on my own there was no stopping me.
Based on this being my first memory, is it any surprise that I would be drawn to the idea of writing? Something about that first story hooked me on words, books, stories, etc. and I’m finally getting up the courage to try it for real. So as you can see, I blame this entire “fantasy” of mine on my Mother, Cinderella…..oh yeah, and the furry mice. For all of my “readers” out there, what was the book/story that first hooked you?
Ha ha, this had me laughing! I love the bibbidi-bobbidi-boo line and that you call her Cindi. :)ReplyDelete
Congratulations on the launch of your blog! May it become an tremendous success.ReplyDelete
I had a book called Kathy and the Doll Buggy (still have it) which I read over and over.
Thanks girls! Sadly Cathy I no longer have my copy of Cinderella (I'm sure the pages fell apart after all that turning) but I keep looking for that original version!ReplyDelete
Welcome to the blogosphere Adrienne! I think you'll do just fine.ReplyDelete
I can't remember a book from my childhood but I remember how cool it was to hear my kids reading their faves before they actually knew how, because they had memorized them.
All the best!
Oh no!! I meant Catherine!! Please don't unfriend me. :) I work with a lot of Kathy/Cathy's....bad habit! Promise to work on it. :)ReplyDelete
Nice work Adrienne. Thanks for sharing your writing. :)AJReplyDelete
@ Barbara - I think your commenting was a sign as you share the same first name with my Mother. :) Thanks for the encouragement and for stopping by...ReplyDelete
@ AJ - Thanks for the encouragement :) Come back anytime...LOLReplyDelete
I just saw your post on our Facebook Blogstress Network - welcome & congrats on your new "baby"!ReplyDelete
So...welcome to the blogosphere my friend -- time to grab a cosmo, relax and enjoy the ride!
See you in the posts,
Adrienne....This is so cool, you certainly have a way with words. You my friend are going to be a wonderful writer. Congrats!! Can't wait to read more:)ReplyDelete
@ Lee - The Blogstress site is a great idea :) Thanks for the support!ReplyDelete
@ Laura - Don't take this the wrong way but you are one of my oldest friends (hee hee)so what you said means a lot - thank you. :)
"pokey the little puppy"!!i couldnt get enough of it...no wonder I love dogs so much....they brainwashed me as a child!!!!ReplyDelete
@ Char - Awww Pokey! Mmmmmm....so you're saying that my love of shoes can be traced back to the glass slipper....interesting. :)ReplyDelete
I don't know the first book, but I loved The Pokey Little Puppy and we read that over and over. I also remember The Little Fat Policeman. Loved those!ReplyDelete
Hi Kaye - Must be something about those dogs :) I must say I'm not familiar with the Little Fat Policeman book but I love when books make an impact on us, even at such a young age....thanks for stopping by!ReplyDelete
WOW ! you sure write a great BLOG took both of us to " tears and laughter" But then again who are we to judge, we are just two people who are very proud of you.......Then again we did have something to do with you being in this great land..So OK ! we did just fine bringing you ---UPReplyDelete
@ "Anonymous" :) - I'm so glad you figured out how this thing works! :) Thanks for being proud and for bringing me up! Love you.....ReplyDelete