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My life is books. Always, always books.

10 Fun Facts About Me

  • I’m a cat-lover, but I own the worst cats! Faulkner eats everything in sight (especially potato chips), and opens cupboards, doors, drawers, and the trash can. He taught all his bad habits to Edison, who used to be an innocent tabby.
  • I once made a “snow globe” by dropping fleas (from my cat) into a bottle of cologne. When you shook the bottle, perfectly-preserved fleas swirled in a dark blizzard.
  • My stuffed elephant Ellsworth is over 60 years old. I stole her from my older sister when I was five.
  • I love all animals, especially the unpopular ones like spiders, turkey vultures, and alligators.
  • I can still spell “antidisestablishmentarianism,” which used to be the longest word in the dictionary, without taking a breath. (Look up the longest word!)
  • The only sport I was ever good at was kickball. Instead of kicking the ball with my toes, I slammed it with the arch of my foot. And I played barefoot! 
  • When I was a kid, I desperately wanted to live in a haunted old house with secret passageways and rooms.
  • Everything I was interested in as a kid—dinosaurs, rocks, birds, trees, weather, stars, explorers–are still exciting.  I’m always reading a nonfiction book on one of those topics.
  • I can burp most of the first sentence of the Constitution if I drink enough Sprite.
  • If I could only have three books on a desert island, I’d take The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien, Watership Down by Richard Adams, and The Once and Future King by T.H. White. (What are your three desert island books?)