What was your favorite reference/reader’s advisory question?
I once helped a lady who needed to know what vitamins and minerals were in certain foods. When I showed her the USDA Food Composition Database, http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/
, she was thrilled. It was nice to be able to answer her question with such a great resource!
Book You’re An Evangelist For
by Edith Wharton. I always like to recommend this one to the kids who need to read a “classic” for school. It’s not only fantastically depressing, but it’s a really thin book! Read it and rejoice in the fact that you’re none of the dismal characters in the story! And then maybe you’ll want to read more of Edith Wharton’s work (try Summer
—even MORE achingly depressing!), but just because she’s my favorite author doesn’t mean I have an ulterior motive.
Book You Faked Reading:
I’ve tried reading The Turn of the Screw
by Henry James a few times and just can’t do it—it’s so ridiculous! I mean, is it really supposed to be scary? I finally gave myself permission to check it off my “need to read” list even though I never finished it.
Do you have any pets?
I have a sweet bunny named Clarence.
If I Wasn’t a Librarian, I Would Be…
An electrician! And I’d have the best lighting in town.
Guilty Pleasure (book, movie, TV, music)
I just love 48 Hours Mystery and Dateline Mystery. Nothing beats a good crime show and a bowl of popcorn.