Book Riot: My Favorite Animal, the Book Scorpion

On July 10th, 2014, I published the following piece on Book Riot:

My Favorite Animal, the Book Scorpion

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My favorite animal is the book scorpion. I saw one recently in a room where my parents keep old family Bibles, hymnbooks, and cookbooks. At first I thought it was a tick sitting on the wall, and I went to kill it. Then I noticed the claws, and I realized that I was looking at a book lover’s best friend.

Despite its name, the book scorpion (Chelifer cancroides) is not an actual scorpion. It has two claws like a scorpion… To read the rest of the piece, please click here.

In the words of my friend, the Australian, I shall return.

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