Monday, January 29, 2018

TTT: I Can't Believe I Read That When I Was That Young!

With the delightful bloggers at The Broke and the Bookish moving on to other things, TTT is now hosted by just one of their contingent, That Artsy Reader Girl .  If you want to quadruple the size of your TBR AND find a bunch of great book blogs to follow head on over and check it out!

The topic this week is Books I Can’t Believe I Read

to which I am adding "when I was that young."

1. Clan of the Cave Bear and its even racier sequels, when I was in middle school. SO educational.

2. Watership Down in second grade. My older sister, a freshman in college, got it for Christmas the year it came out, and I read it first, which really annoyed her. Which, of course, I loved.

3. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest sometime in late elementary or early middle school. The same sister had a copy in her closet, and I was fascinated by the story, in part because our mom did a rotation at that mental hospital when she was in nurse's training, and she said it was pretty accurate to the conditions in the 1950s.

4. Oliver Twist was my first Dickens. The SAME SISTER started reading it to me during an ice storm that knocked power out for a week during fifth grade, and I loved it.

5. Then when I had appendicitis in sixth grade, she brought me some Agatha Christie in the hospital, and I spent the rest of middle school with Poirot and Miss Marple as my steady companions.

Basically, I owe it all to my sister, Peg.  Thanks, Peg!


  1. Ha, my sister and I are the same :-) I have let her borrow a book I haven't read yet but I got it second-hand so it isn't the same!

  2. I read several of the Earth's Children books in middle school as well!

    Here is our Top Ten Tuesday.

  3. I’ve read these, but I was a teen or adult when I read them. I did start reading Stephen King in fifth grade. My parents were not happy when they found out.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

  4. I had to read Oliver Twist when I was 12 for school....I don't think I finished it.
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  5. Wow! You definitely read well beyond your years. Impressive. When I was in grade school, I would hide out in the library, and I became obsessed with classics. I remember reading books like Plato's Republic and having absolutely no clue, and now I read fluff. Fantastic!

  6. You do owe it all to Peg. She deserves a gift. Now. Send her a book.

  7. I had a bit of an awakening reading the Clan of the Cave Bear series, too! :D

  8. When I was a freshman, I read Clan of the Cave Bear as a free choice book and wrote a report on it. When my biology teacher saw it and I told her that, she was HORRIFIED! LOL!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction


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