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Friday, June 17, 2005

Bumblebee's buzzin' meme

Zoe from crazybrave asked me to do this meme. Dunno what a meme is but it sounds like something from Star Wars, and that means it's cool.

Total number of books I've owned:
I've been trying to count but it gets a bit confusing when Mum and my Best Beloved stepdad keep telling me that one day all their books will be mine, and there’s three overflowing walls of their books. I'm only 8, I don’t know if I want all those books. Anyway, I think I have about 150 that are totally mine. I’m getting a new one today, and I can’t wait. I hope it hasn’t gone from the shop by the time mum gets there. She told me I could have it if I cleaned up my room, cause I've been avoiding the job for weeks now. I cleaned my room up extra fast after we got home, but by the time I'd finished, the book store was closed for the day. I could hardly sleep for thinking about it. I really hope it hasn't gone. What time does it open again, mum?

The last book I bought:
The last book I bought was Deltora Quest 7: The Valley of the Lost. I really really REALLY love this series. Mum reads me a chapter or two before bed every night, except the nights where I trade my story time for a show like The New Inventors or Strictly Dancing. Every night when mum is reading, Mr Padge comes in and sits on the bed between us and purrs really loudly so I can hardly hear the story. I think Padge likes Del too. we've found all the stones for the belt except for the Diamond. This episode is really creepy. Did I mention that I'm buying a new book today? It's not new, really, it's from the second-hand bookshop next door to my school. I've been looking at it in the window for ages, and mum says I can buy it today. I can’t wait. Is the store open yet, mum? what if somebody’s already bought it? I woke up extra-early today to make sure, but mum says the shop doesn't open until 10, which I think is really mean. I'll be at school. What if someone buys it when I'm at school? Can you ring them mum? Did I say what the book is? It's the Star Wars Episode 1 Visual Dictionary. Not the first Star Wars, which is actually Episode 4, A New Hope, but the Phantom Menace. I spent ages yesterday looking at the page on Darth Maul. He's so cool. He’s got a double red lightsabre. I'd love a double red lightsabre. I've only got a green one (which has a broken catch), a blue one (which falls apart if you hit things too hard) and a purple one like Master Windu's. Jack has a double red lightsabre. I wish I had one. Is the bookshop open yet, mum?

The last book I read:
If you mean me, by myself, then probably Back in time with Megabot, which is a cool story about a robot that can time-travel. I got it from the school library. I wish I was reading about Darth Maul. Mum says I can, straight after school today. I hope no-one else has bought the book.

Five books that mean a lot to me:
The Deltora Quest series by Emily Rodda
I know this is eight books, but it's really cool. I like the covers, because some have glittery bits and some are 3D, depending on where we bought them. Mum tells me there's two more series after this one, and I'm really happy about that. Del is almost as good as Star Wars. But not quite. Leif is a bit like Luke, Barda is a bit like Han and Jasmine is better than Leia. But Darth Maul rocks.

anything about Captain Underpants
Mum hasn't read any of these books but we read them at school all the time, and I love them. Lots of funny jokes about wedgies which is what happens when your undies go right up your butt which happens to me sometimes when I ride my bike to school. We ride to school at least 3 days a week which I love especially now that I've got a cool big bike called the DV8R. My last bike was cool, black and orange and called The Firefox but I got too big for it and we gave it to Sage last weekend when I taught him to pedal. I ride really fast with my ski gloves and my Harry Potter scarf that Mum knitted and pretend I'm on a Star Wars ship.

The Bad Book by Andy Griffiths and Terry Denton
This book is really cool. It has funny stories that are really rude about people getting hurt and stuff. My favorite story is 'The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Poo'. This is how it goes:

There was
an old lady
who swallowed a poo.
I don't know why she
swallowed that poo,
Perhaps
she'll spew.

There was
an old lady
who swallowed a dunny,
That flushed
and gushed
and made her smell funny.
I don't know why she
swallowed that poo,
Perhaps
she'll spew.

There was
an old lady
who swallowed a plumber;
Could you get
any dumber than
to swallow
a plumber?
She swallowed the plumber to fix the dunny,
That flushed
and gushed
and made her smell funny.
I don't know why she
swallowed that poo,
Perhaps
she'll spew.

There was
an old lady
who burped with great force---
she spewed
of course.

That poem cracks me up every time I read it. I read it out loud in the car and Mum and BB loved it too. The picture is gross, but it makes the poem funnier, I reckon.

Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary by David West Reynolds
This is like the book that I'm getting today (is it open yet mum?) but it has pictures for the three first movies, that is, the three that were made first, but now they're 4, 5 and 6. I like to remind people of that when they talk about A New Hope like it's the first episode. it isn’t. Phantom Menace is. This book is cool. Mum got it for Christmas on ebay and I read it all the way to Queensland and back. But it doesn't have Darth Maul in it. The one I'm getting today does. He's cool. One of mum’s art school friends drew me a picture of Darth Maul one day when I was sick and sitting at the art school waiting for mum to finish work. He did it with a red pencil and a black pencil and he didn't even look at any pictures, just did it straight onto the paper, and it looks so real. He drew the double red lightsabre and everything. I've stuck it one my bedroom wall next to all my other Star Wars posters, and it looks really cool. When I grow up I’m going to be just like him. He has ALL the figurines. And I'm going to write to George Lucas and ask him if I can be in the next Star Wars movie.

The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling
Mum says I should be picking one book, not another series, but I reckon series books are cool. I reckon a book's only worth reading if there's something more coming along after it, and mum reckons that's what the publishers think too. I really really love Harry Potter. Mum's read me all the books and I've seen all the movies even though the werewolf was scary and I have nightmares after seeing it. We’ve also got all the audiobooks on CD and I listen to them every night to go to bed except when Mum gets really grumpy and threatens to throw them in the bin. BB's getting really excited because the next book's coming out really soon and he's going to get a copy straight away. Mum muttered that it's a blessing they don't release the CDs on the same day. Harry Potter rocks. He gets to have a wand. I've got a wand too, and it made cool magic sounds for ages until the batteries ran out and then mum couldn't make it work again. Wands are almost as good as double red lightsabres. So are flying cars and dragons. Is the shop open yet, mum?

I am tagging:
Um, don't know anyone else that is little in blogland apart form the ones Zoe mentioned. The kids at Going Domestic? Maybe Baz would like a go? I'd like to know what cats read. I'll check with Padge and Pooter tonight.

5 comments:

Fee....Fy...Fyodor said...

You are so right, little dude. Darth Maul is frackin' coooool. He is the ONLY cool thing to have come out of those silly prequel movies. I wanna wanga double red lightsabre so bad I can taste it. It's raspberry flavoured, in case you were wondering.

Lucy Tartan said...

IS the bookshop open yet? I hope nobody else got there first. Because I have a funny feeling that it would be really, really bad if they did.

Funny, I thought double red lightsabres tasted like cough medicine.

Ampersand Duck said...

Don't tell Bumblebee, but I did ring this morning and asked them to make sure it was still in the window at 3pm. I just couldn't cope with the consequences otherwise. I did toy with the idea of them hiding it for a while, but again, it would be a bit tragic. I bet he's watching the clock ALL DAY, to the utter frustration of his teacher.

Mindy said...

Well, was it still there? Is he now clutching it in his hot little hands? I can't stand the suspense any longer. I too know what it is to want a book ...

Lucy Tartan said...

yeah, same what Mindy said.