I can't remember if I ever mentioned it on this blog, but I love dinosaurs. If I liked science more, then I would have become a paleontologist. No joke.
My love for dinosaurs first goes back to the book Danny the Dinosaur by Syd Hoff. It's the first book I remember reading as a child.
Then, in eighth grade, I read Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park. It's one of my favorite books and favorite movies. I love the "what if" about it. Although, personally, I don't think we should ever recreate velociraptors. Big no no. I am also fond of Michael Crichton's The Lost World and the other two Jurassic Park movies.
When I was applying for a children's librarian position, I used dinosaurs for a pre-school activity. I didn't get that position, but I'm glad. I had fun creating my dinosaur project, and I have a much better job now as a library assistant for a small academic library.
I think my favorite dinosaur is the brachiosaurus or former brontosaurus or whatever the hell they're calling it these days. I'm also very fond of the stegosaurus. Like me, they're all vegetarians. *grins*
Someday, I would like to write a dinosaur book.
And, what brought this topic of dinosaurs? For one, I'm bored out of my mind but too tired to do actual work on my upcoming NaNoWriMo novel or a short story. For two, they had this cool article over at AOL news about the Tyrannosaurus Rex possibly being a cannibal. How exciting! I love when they figure out new things about dinosaurs. You can read the article here.