When I was eight, my school held a book fair. There were posters plastered all over the walls and every single time I walked by them, my eyes would automatically stop at the book, Emily Windsnap and the Castle in the Mist. I just thought it was the cutest, most magnificent cover ever and so I went home and basically told my dad that he had to give me money for this book. Fortunately, I have the greatest dad on the planet. He obliged and the very day the book fair opened, I bought the book!
After I had finished the book, I realized that I made the mistake of reading the second book first. Errrr. But I kind of just shrugged it off, saying 'there's no point in reading the first now that I've read the second'. And this is where things get a bit crazy. A couple weeks later, my grandmother who loves sending me books sent me The Tale of Emily Windsnap which was the first book in the Emily Windsnap series. That was like, totally beyond what my third-grade mind could comprehend so I sat and screamed for ten minutes.
I still don't think I've finished the series. It took me a while to make it to the third book and then after that, they didn't interest me any more. I still remember how much I loved this series when I was younger though. Honestly, if you were to ask me my favourite childhood authors, Liz Kessler would probably slip from my mind but really, she deserves a spot on my list for helping me discover my wonderful imagination!
When I was six, I saw a movie that would forever change my life: High School Musical. No, seriously, that movie was my LIFE. I think I've watched it about seventeen to nineteen times since then. And every single time was as magical as the first. I think everyone around me evenutally caught on how absolutely obsessed I was because as Christmas came, so did two High School Musical books. They were the only things I read for like, a year until I begged my mum to get me this one too. Which I still haven't finished.
But I hope that doesn't give you the impression that I'm no longer a Wildcat. Because I am, I just no longer feel the need to cry into my books, wondering when I will get my own Troy (but seriously, we all know I'm talking about Zac).
I think two books is pretty good for the beginning right? I planned on having four books in this post but seeing as how much I talk about on each book, it's better to keep the numbers small. So 'How Did I Acquire These Books?' will now be a series that you can probably find pretty regularly here now that it's summer. And don't forget to share stories of how you acquired YOUR books!