8 Things You Now Know About Me

I’ve been tagged by Eva at A Striped Armchair for a meme, and I’m so tickled that I’ll break my own rule & post even though I haven’t finished a book today. Here are the rules:

1: Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves.
2: People who are tagged, write a blog post about their own 8 random things, and post these rules.
3: At the end of your post you need to tag 8 people and include their names.
4: Don’t forget to leave them a comment and tell them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here are 8 random facts about me–all having to do with reading:

  1. 1. The first full-length book I ever read was The Princess Bride. I was six.
  2. 2. I brought Judy Blume’s Forever to school in fourth grade, but let somebody else take the heat when our teacher found the book.
  3. 3. I once got so scared by some book I was reading that I couldn’t keep it in my room. I put it face down underneath the leg of the coffee table.
  4. 4. I just rearranged all my books today to make more room. Now they are arranged by size, but separated into fiction/non-fiction.
  5. 5. My husband just told me today that we’re not naming our future child after any authors. No Agatha or Edith for Superfast Baby.
  6. 6. I carry a book with me whenever I leave the house, just in case.
  7. 7. I read every night before I go to bed. I do so laying flat on my back, which apparently I won’t be able to do after about 4 months of pregnancy. I actually have anxiety about whether or not I can adjust.
  8. 8. I can read on the train but not in the car.

Now, for tagging:

Nathaniel R at Film Experience
Hollydolly at Hollydolly Books
Julia of Julia’s Bookshelf
Bookblogged at A Reader’s Journal
Terri at Sense of Wonder
Sheila of The Sheila Variations
Wayne of the Wayne-o-Sphere
Alissa from Tom and Alissa

8 thoughts on “8 Things You Now Know About Me”

  1. No, never. I can’t imagine one of my elementary school teachers getting upset about age-inappropriate literature, unless it was porn or something, but maybe they would have. But even when I read during lessons they never seemed all that interested in the books themselves.

    Since I was in French Immersion, we did get in trouble if we tried to read English books in school, though.

  2. The book is definitely too sexual for 9-year-olds. Plus, I was in a Montessori school, and our classroom had kids as young as 6. I think my teacher was right not to want it getting passed around.

  3. lol-we read Jurassic Park as a class in fifth grade. 🙂 I read it in a weekend beforehand, and used a black crayon to mark out all of the swear words. Half of the dialogue magically disappeared!

  4. Well, I do’d the meme… go see.

    Your story about Forever reminds me of an incident in junior high… I checked out Go Ask Alice from the school library, read it in a day, and passed it along to my best friend. Her mother glanced inside it and THREW IT IN THE FIREPLACE! A library book checked out under my name!!! My friend’s mom did pay the fine though.

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  6. Thanks for tagging me! I did my 8 things and tagged forward.

    Thanks also for listing me on your blog, I am very honored and look forward to reading more of you!

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