K is for Kashi-hon

Kickstart your K-Day at your keyboard with a keen and knowledgeable, killer, knockout, kick-ass attitude. Kapow! Keep at it!

Ever wondered what books would say if they had the chance to express themselves/air their views?

Well, you are about to find out!

All illustrations are by the talented Mary-An. Check out her website HERE

But wait! What is a kashi-hon? Kashi-hon was introduced in Japan in the Edo period because books were too expensive for common people to buy, and therefore people would prefer borrowing over buying. Some "librarians" would travel around in order to increase their clientele and make more money. Go to WIKIPEDIA for more info…

And now you get to play along! What do YOU think the kashi-hon wants to tell us? Post it in the comment section below. Have fun!

 At the end of the challenge, between 02nd and 05th of May, I'm going to announce my favourite "book comment" which will be the one that resonates with me the most!

A REMINDER: the IWSG site will have a corresponding post for each letter/day of the A to Z Challenge so do stop by.

On the Facebook page, a thread will be started for the "letter of the day" and we'd LOVE you to share your A to Z post links on the daily thread – this saves YOU time scrolling through links on the master A to Z sign-up list, especially since people post at different times… some MAY skip letters… dead links etc.

One last thing – don't forget to visit those who stop by your blog!


  1. Alex J. Cavanaugh on April 12, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Hey, check me out!!

  2. Mary Aalgaard on April 12, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    The origninal book mobile!


  3. Betty on April 12, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    Have book, will travel?



  4. krystal jane on April 12, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    Learning so much! ^_^

    Kashi-hon – $1 per page if you come to library or $5 per half hour if library come to you.

  5. WriterlySam on April 13, 2014 at 4:26 am

    "You rent first 6 Harry Potter books, you get 7th free!"

    <a href="http://writerlysam.com/architects-of-illusion-echoes-of-olympus-1_a-to-z-2014">WriterlySam
    Echoes of Olympus
    A to Z #TeamDamyanti</a>

  6. Michael Di Gesu on April 13, 2014 at 5:09 am

    "Penny for my thoughts…"

  7. LuAnn Braley on April 13, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    You tell two friends, and they'll tell two friends, and so on, and so on….


    LuAnn Braley

    <a href="http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/p/co-host-helpersassistants-2014.html">AJ's Hooligans @AtoZChallenge</a>

    <a href="http://backporchervations.blogspot.com">Back Porchervations</a>

  8. Jennifer Garcia on April 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    Please, save me from boredom, and check me out. 


    Great post!

  9. Carrie-Anne Foster (thatdizzychick) on April 13, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Read, rejoice, return!

  10. Debi O'Neille, writing against the wind on April 13, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    "Let me take you away from all that!"

    Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com

  11. S. Katherine Anthony on April 13, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    "Use me, I'm cheap!"


  12. Nas on April 13, 2014 at 8:41 pm

    Learnt something new! But love the book mobile idea!

  13. Jocelyn Rish on April 13, 2014 at 9:52 pm

    I'd never heard of this before – I love all the new stuff I'm learning through A to Z. Maybe it would say, "Hurry up and read me, so I can get more money from the next readers."

  14. Morgan Shamy on April 13, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read… 

    (Yeah.. I just googled a quote cuz I couldn't think of anything creative on my own…) 😉 

  15. Denise Covey on April 14, 2014 at 12:18 am

    Read and learn, budster! Such is the preciousness between these pages!

  16. Leslie Rose on April 14, 2014 at 12:28 am

    Don't get too attached.

  17. Lynda Dietz on April 14, 2014 at 12:42 am

    Here today, gone tomorrow…(to the next reader).

  18. Medeia Sharif on April 14, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Come into my world…but not for too long. 

  19. Julie K Pick on April 14, 2014 at 8:24 am

    If someone brings me in to one more bathroom…

  20. Tasha on April 14, 2014 at 10:08 am

    Hmm, I'm stumped with this one. *thinks*

    Kashi-hon: For your family's honor it is imperative that your read me.


  21. Hilary on April 15, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Hi Michelle .. are you legal?  Kashi-hon .. what a great idea .. a travelling library .. but rent by the hour .. what to rent – with a pink cover .. the mind boggles … cheers Hilary

  22. Beverly (@Bevimus) on April 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Libararies- one of the greatest advancements any society has ever known.  And having one travel through seems even more convienent.

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