Editor by day, book blogger by night, Nicole Perrin somehow finds time to read in between. A New England transplant to Chicago, she has embraced the Midwest with probably-inappropriate Romanticism. She devotes most of her reading life to classic literature, out of an overdeveloped desire to always understand where everything comes from–and it’s literature all the way down. She can sometimes be spotted at Chicago’s excellent indie bookshops, and not just when she’s picking her partner up from work. The best bookish thing she’s done in her life is to read all of Melville, in chronological order, and she will recommend this wild pursuit to anyone who will listen.