Who would play you in a movie? Would it be weird to ask Chimimanda Ngozi Adichie to play me? I play her all the time. 

What's in the trunk of your car? Emergency supplies? Extra cardigans, sure, but mostly books for if I'm every stranded in my car. Books to keep my soul warm. 

Using only one word, describe yourself. snacking?

What's your favorite smell? Food being *All Things* to me, probably the scent of various curries? Possibly the abrasive scent of tea tree oil. I'm not sure I'm approaching this question correctly. 

If you had a super power, what would it be? Be able to converse with people without referring to cue cards/notes. Cocktail parties are my kryptonite. 

What do you think your job is at Left Bank Books? Keeping Spike happy and recommendings book that will allcaps 

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The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate--Discoveries from a Secret World Cover Image
By Peter Wohlleben, Tim Flannery (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781771642484
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Greystone Books - September 13th, 2016

Peter Wohlleben's Hidden Life of Trees may be the most surprising and satisfying book you read this year. Wohlleben draws on his decades of experience as a forester to explain the social connections, curious adaptations and even the relationships that trees cultivate amongst one another. Filled with incredible anecdotes and observations (did you know that trees on the Savannah signal each other about giraffes feeding on their leaves by sending warning toxins downwind?), Hidden Life of Trees is a fascinating and approachable read. -Wintaye's Holiday Staff Pick, 2016