Q:What’s one of your earliest memories regarding books and reading?
A: The excitement of receiving a book in the mail after my mother bought me a subscription to the Dr. Seuss Book-of-the-Month Club.
Q: What was your favorite book growing up?
A: How to Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell was a favorite. I also loved my collection of Golden Nature Guides. I remember carrying them around everywhere.
Q: What are you reading currently?
A: That changes with great frequency–day to day and even hour to hour–because I devour books. At this moment, I’m just beginning a new collection of essays by Mary Oliver called Upstream.
Q: If we were to walk into a library, what three books would you recommend we get?
A: An impossible question, but I’ll suggest 3 books everyone should read before they die: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving, and Walden by Henry David Thoreau.