I like working with my hands and problem-solving. Building things with wood and cooking large meals for small groups of people.
Books occupy the core of my life - I care about them more than most things; frequently I geek out over them & sometimes I can be a snob (gracefully, I hope). I am a bookseller at an awesome bookstore and I am okay with how succinctly this statement summarizes my life.
Generally I find it hard to be as eloquent as I'd like, but I like to think these apply:
"On the quiet side. Somewhat peculiar. A good companion, in a weird sort of way." (Calvin, on Hobbes)
"I have a great weakness for these dry, reserved characters who once or twice an evening come out with a vivid, penetrating remark that shows that there is a volcanic core smoldering away at high pressure underneath." (John Collier)