Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This Week’s Topic : 10 Bookish Facts
It’s been a while since I’ve hopped on a TTT, but I’m back! For now?
These are some book-related facts about me that I haven’t written much about before. So enjoy and let’s be friends?
- I learned to read before I entered Kindergarten, which is why I was always the youngest person in my grade in school. I never skipped a grade, I just got thrown into the shark tank early.
- When I was seven my cousin moved to my town from Florida and gave me all of her Babysitters Club Books. I always envied Claudia’s fashion sense, though I was more of a Kristy.
- My fourth grade teacher, who was a literal nun, yelled at me for having a copy of Pride and Prejudice in my locker. The school library wouldn’t let us check out the “middle school” books yet so what’s a girl supposed to do? Of course I’m bringing things from home!
- In fifth grade I discovered Star Wars. I have read every “Legacy” EU book that was published between 1978 and 2000 and I’m pretty sure they are all stll in a box in my parent’s basement.
- High School meant drama club and reading more plays than I can ever remember. We even performed a very watered down version of Rand’s The Night of January 16th, because the original verbiage was too kinky.
- High School also had me reading some strange Literature selections, thanks to the weird offshoot honors program that my parents insisted I enter. An American Tragedy? Anna Karenina? We never read To Kill A Mockingbird like everyone else did… and I still haven’t read it. Someday…
- In college I developed an addiction to World of Warcraft. Yes, I’ve read some of the books. No, I’ve never admitted that before. Yes, I’m now 3 years clean and sober from that game.
- WoW books weren’t my only jam in college. I read a lot of Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and D.H Lawrence while giving plasma for extra spending money. I was a weird kid who read Sons and Lovers with a giant needle stuck in their arm twice a week.
- College also led me towards my eventual career. I worked for the largest library in the state as a minimum wage student worker. It wasn’t the most thrilling job, but I knew every single country’s LoC Classification.
- Finally, in Graduate School (the first time) I started my first blog, which was all about animals and was book related in that I did reviews of animal and nature related materials. That was also my first experience with getting sent review copies of things- free things are great!