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The Quilty Reader

Lawyer, mother, avid reader. Game host extraordinaire! Partner in crime to Obsidian Black Plague! My bookish weaknesses include classics, fantasy, YA, and agreeing to read more books than is even remotely possible.

Ten things about Moonlight Reader

I am also going to steal hijack borrow Grim's idea because it is a lot of fun! Here are ten things about Moonlight Reader:


1. I am middle-aged. My 48th birthday is in ten days. I was born on February 28, which is the last day of the month. Growing up, I had three best friends who all had birthdays on the first day of a month. I always thought that I jumped the gun by about four hours, and that I was actually supposed to be a March 1 birthday. The fact that I am middle-aged is sometimes terribly shocking to me, since I feel like I graduated from law school about a week and a half ago most of the time. It has actually been over 20 years.


2. I am a lawyer and I am a prosecutor. Up until a few months ago, I was a child abuse prosecutor, and that is where my heart will always be. Sometimes, though, when the work gets to be too much, breaks must be taken, so I am doing a different and less wrenching type of work right now. Which is a good thing.


3. I am a mom. I have a daughter who is going away to college this year and a son who is starting high school next year.


4. I am a lifelong learner. I love picking subjects - especially related to history - and learning about it. My current obsessions are the Victorian period and World War I.


5. I am a Tolkien nerd. I love everything about Middle Earth. I have read The Silmarillion - twice. I have listened to all of The Tolkien Professor's available podcasts, and I've watched all of the background material on the Peter Jackson adaptations. I have written an Eowyn/Faramir fan fic.


6. I love dogs. Also horses. If I had a large enough property, I would rescue a horse, and I would name him Atticus.


7. I had an abortion when I was 19. I went off to college in the eighties, and no one ever said a word to me about birth control. I have never regretted that decision, not even for one day.  I went on to have two children that I desperately wanted, and I adore them with every bit of energy contained in of my body. I am no longer hiding this fact from anyone and I refused to be shamed.


8. I am addicted to sunflower seeds. Sometimes I eat so many of them that my mouth hurts from the salt. It's insane.


9. I know a lot about autism. When my son was diagnosed, I did what I always do when confronted with something unfamiliar. I read about fifty books on the subject. Do not try say any of the following things when I am around: that autism is caused by vaccines, that kids with autism don't feel love, or that there are limits to what my son can accomplish because he is autistic. I will cut you.


10. To Kill A Mockingbird is my favorite book.