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As I am an English major it should be a given that I love reading--I always have. I remember the first chapter book I ever read was, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe and I was seven. (I was an early reader, and my neighbor whom I carpooled {who was much older than I was} told me it was a good book). I remember in elementary school my favorite books were The Little House on The Prairie books--I also loved Where The Red Fern Grows and Summer of the Monkeys. 

In middle school I started my love for "chick-lit." I read all of the Clique by Lisi Harrison books and so many other books that I cannot even remember. I went through books so fast! (This is when I also discovered the wonderful Jenny Han novels.) I was always reading a book, probably because I didn't have a phone unlike the rest of my classmates, so I would actually get my book taken away from me in class. And to make matters worse, I would read all the time at home... while I was washing the dishes, I would leave a page open to read, or while I would eat (this is why all of my YA novels that I own have nasty ravioli stains or cake icing frosted on the pages) and this would get on my mother's nerves, but I didn't care, I loved reading--still do. 

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Reading in high school was a rare thing for me. My time was scarce between school-work, the dance team, and my friends. For a while, I am not sure why-- I remember people thought reading was lame. My classmates hated reading in class and loathed when we had pick a book outside of class to read in our English classes. I remembered if you were seen in the cafeteria reading a book, you were instantly labeled as a loser, or uncool. And of course being a typical high schooler-- I believed that as well (which i am mad at myself now for,,, I could have read more books that time than the time life has allotted me with now). So I would normally read in the library after sneaking away from my friends after I ate lunch. 

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So, while reading was uncool, and all of my classmates hated reading classic literature in-class, I grew to love it. I secretly loved reading new books in class. I love Shakespeare. I looked forward to every year in English class because we got to read one of his plays. Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar were the only ones I got to read at the time because junior year, my teacher favored the transcendentalism period over my good ole William. Luckily, I moved to BA, OK my senior year and we read Macbeth. And now don't laugh... We had to act out scenes in class... AND I WAS GIVEN THE LADY MACBETH MONOLOGUE SCENE. I HATE MY LIFE. 

Aside from that embarrassing moment, in college, after taking my literature classes, I have enjoyed classic lit as well. Some of my favorite authors (YA and Classic): Jenny Han, Fitzgerald, Emily Giffin, Tolstoy, Shakespeare, Bronte Sisters, J.K. Rowling, and many more. 

I prefer reading YA novels, but I love the classics as well. My absolute favorites are: The Great Gatsby, Wuthering Heights, Anna Karenina, Jane Eyre, This Side of Paradise, and my favorite play of all time-- Hamlet. 

So this is me... I don't care about those labels now. Here I am, a nerdy bookworm. Sometimes I feel like Belle, out of place in this world, and having to explain to people like Gaston the wonder of reading. 

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Demi's bookshelf: read

The Iliad
Romeo and Juliet
Julius Caesar
Wuthering Heights Sb-SC
Jane Eyre
Uncle Tom's Cabin
Little Women
Little Men
Anna Karenina
Huckle Berry Finn
The Hound of the Baskervilles
The Jungle
This Side of Paradise
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
The Beautiful and Damned
The Great Gatsby

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