I am Carrie Smoot, a Washington, D.C., area nonfiction writer, copy editor, and proofreader who loves relaxing with a good book and a cup of tea. I was very shy growing up, and I often hid behind a book. I don’t need to do that anymore. These days, there is nothing I would rather do in my down time than discuss books. I belong to two local discussion groups and another one that is online. My aunt and I often read to each other, which is a lot of fun. Now, she likes it when I read to her. I’ve just started getting into audiobooks.
So, here are all of my musings about everything literary. Enjoy!
A Riddle: Letters have nourished ne, but I know not what letters are. I have lived in books, but am no more studious thereby. I have devoured the Muses, and yet so far have not myself made progress.
Answer: A bookworm.
(From The Enigmas of Symphosius, by R.T. Ohi, 1928. Quoted in The Oxford Book of Word Games, 2003)