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Member since July 28, 2011


Right now, I'm reading:
Portrait of a Spy by Daniel Silva.

My favorite story of all time is:
Jitterbug Perfume. This book challenged some fairly rooted assumptions about life. It provided the equivalent of an earthquake in my consciousness, blowing the dust of assumptions all over the place. In short, this hard-to-categorize fiction changed my life as no other book has done. And it's for that reason I keep re-reading it.

In bed I like to read:
Nothing at all. My mind is too active all day, and if I read at night, I'd never sleep.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
No where on the net. I'm enjoying the unceasing flow of books afforded by the advent of e-book technology. In one tool - the iPad - there is a crowd of books waiting for my consumption. It is an essential requirement for literary pigs.

If you were to throw up your hands in exasperation and yell "it's the story of my life," what would you be talking about?
Is it only after you reach a certain age that you realize that everything is in constant motion? Every time I thought I had it figured out: God, the universe, my place in it - it all changed.

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