Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly book meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookishtoptentuesday

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?

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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…
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!