Saturday, April 14, 2012

M is for Mark (the baby)

I love all my siblings, and could never pick a favorite. Really. I couldn't. And wouldn't. And you shouldn't, either.

But if I had to, Mark would be in the running. Definitely in the top five.

Yeah, I think this pic speaks for itself.
Though my parents succeeded in turning five out of the six of us into readers, only Mark seems to be as obsessed with books as I am. Like me, he'll always have a book nearby and he devours them. He mostly reads epic fantasy and sci fi, two (of the many) genres I adore.

Mostly, though, I love Mark because one day, when I was visiting over the holidays, he got all excited telling me about the guy who was picked to finish Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time series. Yanno, this guy named Brandon Sanderson. Who? I asked. He was quite appropriately shocked and I left with the first two MISTBORN books in my hot little hands. (Mark, if you're reading this, I totally returned those to you. Like, ages ago. I'm not up here, years later, ignoring who they belong to while I loan them out to all my friends. Nu-uh.)

Since then, I can depend upon Mark to text me whenever there is any awesome Brandon news. He's content to talk books with me far into the night.

Also? Best. Uncle. Ever.

He did most of his growing up after I left home, but from the day I got to help with his home-delivery (which was awesome) to the day he got taller than all of us, my "littlest" brother Mark has been a constant source of delight.

Which can only increase when he proposes to his girlfriend already. *waves to Kelly* *is glad she's so far away* *is now worried that she'll see them in three weeks* *still doesn't delete the paragraph*

Any of your siblings share your obsessions?


  1. Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 14 days already!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

    1. I know, crazy, right? This month is just hurtling along.

  2. I read cereal boxes, too, if that's all I have! Love to read, love to write! Nice to "meet" you!

    1. Aren't words irresistible? I read them because they're there. :)

  3. Mark really IS obsessed, isn't he? He talked my ear off about Brandon Sanderson and he didn't even know me! Fun brother you got there :)

  4. Hello, Fellow Challenger, from #399 - aka Rockin'Chair Reflections! One of the most horrifying shows I saw was a Twilight Zone where Burgess Meredity was the last man on earth and he could now read to his heart's content. As he gathered and arranged in order the books he planned on reading, he tripped and broke his only pair of bottle-thick glasses. I have kept mine attached to glasses holders, ever since. Can not imagine a life without books and love my Kindle!

  5. Your brother put you on to Brandon, huh? Good for him. I'll bet you guys love dissecting his books.

  6. Git 'er done, Mark! Wives are far more delicious than those old cookies!!!