My Sister Reads Nonfiction
My sister is a total weirdo.
She bought a book about eels from Half-Price books. “I can’t wait to dive into this!” she said on the car ride home. EELS: the slimy icky snake fish creature. Who wants more data about those damn things?
This is also the same person who found reading the journal of a sea captain’s wife ‘riveting.’
She invites Matilda over to watch a PBS documentary on crows and then Matilda is telling me little factoids from her Auntie’s “Crow Show” all the time.
Jigsaw puzzles. Bird-watching. Weeding the cracks in my driveway. She has the habits of an 80-year-old.
Goes to Culvers and orders…GASP – a tuna melt.
Once made Sid, Owen and Matilda watch this movie about bats that gave them all nightmares for weeks.
Makes her family watch The Alfred Hitchcock Hour once a week.
Real quote: “The idea of having to write anything fills me up with dread.”