It’s Children’s Book Week! From May 2nd to 8th the streamers will be thrown and the little bookmarks handed out in celebration. Hooray! The packaging is half the fun. I think the poster by Peter Brown above is sort of heartwarming.
And I don’t know about you, but I rarely used the bookmarks they gave us in school because it would mean putting down the book. But they’re still pretty!
Today I’m stealing a bookmark from the happy colorful Children’s Book Week 2011 website. Jeff Kinney, the author and illustrator of Diary of a Wimpy Kid (which I haven’t read but may yet), has designed us a bookmark. And not just a bookmark. No. A full-fledged, disclose-your-bookworm-self, fill-in-the-blank list.
Whoo! Exciting! Disclosure time. I had a hard time whittling this list down to one answer per blank. Here we go:
1. The longest book I’ve ever read: based on thickness, Harry Potter #6—you could kill a person with this book (I’ve written about that before); based on length, the Bible.
2. A character in a book I’d like to have as a friend would be: as opposed to an enemy? Gandalf. God. The Dread Pirate Roberts.
–Oh, oh, you meant a friend… Anne of Green Gables, definitely.
3. A book whose title sounds like the story of my life is: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. Haha. That’s not every day, but my life sounds more dramatic that way.
4. A book I tried to read but couldn’t get past the first page was: The Count of Monte Cristo. I’ve started it three times. Maybe I need a large print copy.
5. A great book for reading in the bathroom is: a page-turner, that way you don’t even hear the pounding on the door. Kidding! I much prefer reading on the couch, or in front of a fireplace, or sometimes in a tree. (But rarely. Just when you get comfortable you fall out.)
I clearly had difficulty keeping the answers down—it was too much fun.
What about you? Tell us your answers to the list!