I've been a book nerd my whole life. I used to pretend to be asleep when my mom would check in on me, fingers holding my place in the book under the covers. I would take a dozen books with me on even the shortest vacations because What if I Finish Them All?!?! A fate worse than death, of course! In high school I considered A Tale of Two Cities one of my favorite books of all time, and blazed through The Grapes of Wrath in a single weekend. I even used to read for fun in Spanish and Portuguese.