Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Staff Selections - Katie, Circulation

What is your favorite genre? I'm not picky. If a book can make me laugh, cry, and/or teach me something... then it gets my vote, regardless of author, genre, subject, etc.

Who are your favorite authors? I’m slightly obsessed with any and all works by Maggie Stiefvater (Likewise, I enjoy stalking reading her blog: Words on Words). I’m also fond of J.K. Rowling, Ellen Hopkins, Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss, and Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

What are you reading now? The Book of Container Gardening by Malcolm Hillier, Eat Right 4 Your Type by Peter D’Adamo, Linger by Maggie Stiefvater, and Easy Elegance: Creating a Relaxed, Comfortable, and Stylish Home by Atlanta Bartlett.

What have you read recently? Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater; The Complete Herb Book by Jekka McVicar; Beastly by Alex Flinn; and Eat Cheap, but Eat Well by Charles Mattocks.

What is your favorite classic? The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams – sad, but oh so touching.

What is your all time favorite book/series? The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold; The Cook’s Herb Garden by Jeff Cox; Shiver, Lament, and Ballad by Maggie Stiefvater; Small Spaces: Maximizing Limited Spaces for Living by Elizabeth Wilhide; Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging (and the rest of the Georgia Nicholson Confessions, too!) by Louise Rennison; Eat This, Not That! 2010 by David Zinczenko; Hello, Cupcake! by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson; Evernight by Claudia Gray; The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons by Dan Brown; The Healthy Lunchbox by Rallie McAllister; Fairest and Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine; Big Ideas for Small Spaces by Christine Brun-Abdelnour; Twilight by Stephenie Meyer; [the nest] Home Design Handbook: Simple Ways to Decorate, Organize, and Personalize Your Space by Carley Roney; Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling, Don’t Throw It Out: Recycle, Renew, and Reuse to Make Things Last by Lori Baird; and Crank by Ellen Hopkins.

What are your favorite recommendations? See my all time favorites, I recommend them all! I’m frequently on the children’s side of the library shelving and so I’ve racked up a rather long list of cute and clever books that you’re never too old [or too busy] to flip through. Amongst my favorites are: Runny Babbit by Shel Silverstein; Baby Food, Fast Food, and Dog Food by Saxton Freyman; Spot It by Delphine Chedru; Duck! Rabbit! and Spoon by Amy Krouse Rosenthal; and Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis.

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