The Fandom is Strong with This One

Every Wednesday, YA Highway asks their readership a simple question to answer on your blog. Once you answer, you link your blog in the comments for other readers to hop on board. This is Road Trip Wednesday.

Today's question: What books were you obsessed with as a kid?

If you ask my mother, she'll tell you I was all about The Pokey Little Puppy. I don't remember much about that, so she must be lying.

The books that stand out in my mind from the ankle biter years would be these two:

The Velveteen Rabbit convinced me that whenever I left the room my brown bear Yogi would explore my room. I would seriously sneak back to the bedroom and listen at the door for fuzzy, creeping feet. As far as Tikki Tikki Tembo goes, I just liked the rhythym.

As I got older and more words came into play, I couldn't get enough of Nancy Drew. This includes all the original stories too. Even as a kid, I had completionist tendencies and backpedaled my way through every. single. book. I enjoyed Nancy's sidekicks and the mysteries kept me on my toes*.

When I wasn't busy with Nancy, I devoured all things Arthurian and Reading Rainbow. Even though there aren't adult versions of Reading Rainbow books, there are the original texts for all things Arthur**, so at least that one obsession has carried on into adulthood. 

What book were you hooked on?

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* Why I don't write mystery or even read mystery now is, in fact, a mystery.
** Have you read The Vulgate Cycle or Geoffrey of Monmouth? If yes, I think we should talk.
___ hit of the day: A Sea of Dead Comets by Mar de Grises