I’m an avid reader. Nothing pleases me more than having a stack of unread books to read. Favorite authors include Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Steven Millhauser, George Orwell, Fannie Flagg, and Jean M. Auel. Honorable mentions include Ann Fadiman, Aimee Bender, and Elizabeth McCracken. I love quirky fiction, a generous dose of sci-fi, and old school mysteries. My favorite book is “A tree grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith.
I ♥ to bake and cook. I went vegan back in the summer of 2012 and never looked back! I ♥ being vegan and love to try new recipes! (If you are a vegan cookbook author, publisher, or plant-based company check out my review policy.)
I’m pretty nerdy. I got glasses back in October 2012 but only need them for “distance activities” like driving (definitely!), watching movies, walking the dog, etc…. However, I love how my glasses make me look nerdy chic and I admit that I might be guilty of wearing them a bit more often than I actually need to (do I really need to wear them at the grocery store?) Other nerdy activities I adore include crossword puzzles, Jumble puzzles, playing Scrabble, playing chess, doing hand embroidery, and sewing.
Random things that make me happy: rainy days, q-tips, vegan mac n’ cheese, sleeping in, fresh and clean bed sheets, my hubby, wet kisses from my dog, autumn leaves, bare naked winter trees, the sound of the dryer, the dance of the sugar plum fairy song, silly rated G jokes, bird watching, Canada geese, homemade vegan chocolate chip cookies, and maybe even sneaking that last cookie when no one is looking.