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Did You Know This? And an Award!

December 20, 2010

Aspergirl Maybe bestowed the stylish blogger award on me (thank you very much). So to offer you seven things you don’t know about me. Hmmmmmmmmm. And to pass this on to some other bloggers, too. Double hmmmmm.
It seems like they should be juicy tidbits that would surprise you to know, but I wonder is there any mystery left if you’ve read all my stuff? Maybe I have a few secrets.
1. I started reading my parents’ books as soon as they put them down when I was around ten or eleven. That means I read Rosemary Rogers, Colleen McCullough, Kathleen Woodiwiss, and the like from my mom’s collection and Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, Larry McMurtry, Stephen King and more from my dad’s collection (most of these books I still have, by the way). I read my grandmother’s books, too: Victoria Holt, Phyllis Whitley, Dorothy Eden, and Mary Stewart. It was a heck of a start, at the tender age of 10 and 11. 🙂
2. Speaking of which, The Thorn Birds was confusing as hell at that age. For years I had a mental image of a french letter that bore no resemblance to the actuality.
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Taken from Hippy Shopper
http://www.hippyshopper.com/2008/01/play_fair_in_th.html
3. Nancy Springer books were some of my absolute favorites as a teenager, and they were all my own. I didn’t know anyone else who read them.

4. Gene Wolfe was huge for me when I was 16 and 17.
5. So was Stephen Donaldson. And remains so today.
6. I love everything Egyptian and am thrilled that the bright boy does, too. And I love that he likes science fiction best. We moved all my science fiction books except Star Trek to his room for Christmas two years ago. I gave him my happiest memories as a teenager.

7. I adore Star Trek. Okay, that’s not a secret. But hey! I also love tea pots and stuffed animals. 🙂

I award this to the following bloggers who are under no obligation to continue the meme:

Emily at A Life Less Ordinary?

Shannon at Squidalicious

Liz at I Speak of Dreams

Jenny Alice at Into The Woods, Living Deliberately

And, collectively to all of them at Thinking Person’s Guide to Autism. 🙂

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