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Right now, I'm reading:
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt

My favorite story of all time is:
Charlotte's Web. It holds a special place in my heart because it was one of the first books I read on my own and I was so immersed in it, that I cried when Charlotte died. It was the first time I cried over a book and that is special.

In bed I like to read:
News. I don't know why my bedtime is the time I choose to catch up on all the happenings of the world.

Besides SMITH, I read stories at:
online I mostly read the news from CNN and The New York Times and my guilty pleasure, People. Did I just admit to that?

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?
Annoying students

What six words would I tell my teen self if I could go back in time?
Don't worry, college will be fun.

The song that encapsulates the soundtrack of my life is?
Blurred Lines...just kidding. Young at Heart by Frank Sinatra

If I could have one person read my writing on SMITH it would be?
Someone I haven't met.

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“Just played sims for five hours”

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