Friday, 15 January 2016

What dragon will YOU appreciate tomorrow?

Reading more books is one of my 2016 resolutions, but I admit, aside from the Harry Potter books, fantasy isn’t really my genre of choice. I like mysteries, adventures, and pretty much anything written by R.L. Stine. (Spooky!)

But tomorrow is Appreciate a Dragon Day and so I thought it might be kind of fun to read a book with a dragon in it—since, you know, I don’t have a pet dragon or anything. (Do you?!)

I was doing an internet search when I stumbled on ERAGON, which is, of course a popular dragon story. It’s about a young boy named Eragon who finds a polished stone in the forest. He thinks it will buy his family food for the winter. Instead, it brings Eragon a DRAGON HATCHLING! Uh…that’s kind of awesome.

But you know what’s even MORE awesome? Eragon was written by a 15-year-old kid! That’s just a few years older than me! The book sold to a publisher (a BIG publisher) and now Christopher Paolini (the author) has an entire series of dragon books. Talk about serious inspiration. I sure hope I like Eragon!

What are you reading? Will you be appreciating any (fictional) dragons tomorrow?

Gotta jet! Have a great weekend!

— Chase Superman Duffy

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