As the Crowe Flies and Reads

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Occupation Bookseller
Location Western Massachusetts, New England, United States
Introduction Reading and travel are my two main obsessions--everything else just falls into a distant third place. A reader by birth and a bookseller by trade, I mainly devour fiction, though anything by Bill Bryson would make my laminated list. I like the classics but I especially love modern fiction, Southern writers, and books set in the Caribbean, my favorite place to travel. I work hard year 'round at a wonderful local independent bookshop, so that I can earn enough money to travel a little. I wanted my blog to be simply As the Crowe Flies, but alas, that name was already taken. So now I fly AND read and all is well.
Favorite Music U2, Over the Rhine, Jimmy Buffett, Toumani Diabate, Robert Crowe, Emmylou Harris, John Fahey, Loreena McKinnit, most Baroque composers, Ry Cooder, Tim O'Brien, Indigo Girls, They Might Be Giants
Favorite Books Cormac McCarthy, Jane Austen, Eudora Welty, Jasper Fforde, Edwidge Danticat, Bill Bryson, Harry Potter *fanfiction*, Richard Russo, Nick Hornby, L. M. Montgomery, Abraham Verghese, Zadie Smith, Jhumpa Lahiri, and just about any book of Caribbeana. Also books about the Indo-Pakistani experience.

If you were a cannibal, what would you wear to dinner?

Nothing white, since blood stains are just as hard to get out as tomato stains.