I guess I should have said that one day I was in the local corner store standing in front of their paperback book rack. The blue cover with the white dragon caught my eye and I was hooked. THAT was my first dragon book.
I'd have gone to Pern in a flash!
Think fire lizards were depicted as a little sweeter, more pixie like in my imagination, LOL
Meddle not in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.