Thursday, October 1, 2009

Staff Selections - Jessica, Circulation

What is your favorite genre? I’m a total YA fantasy nerd—if it involves faeries, I’m there!  I love anything that has to do with mythology and fairy tales. Anything FRANCESCA LIA BLOCK writes is gold in my eyes, her books changed my life growing up—I view her as a genre unto herself. I’m also really into MANGA, which is a medium rather than a genre, but there was nowhere else to state my MANGA-FAN-NESS!!

What are you reading now? Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith, which, as the title suggests, is Pride and Prejudice with added zombie action. I’m also reading Foxmask by Juliet Marillier, a historical fantasy that draws a lot from Norse culture.

What have you read recently? Lament by Maggie Stiefvater, Wings by Aprilynne Pike, the manga We Were There by Yuki Obata, all of which I loved.

What is your favorite classic? Lewis Carroll’s Alice‘s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. There are very few things I adore more than these books.

What is your all time favorite book/series? As far as books go, it’s between the Harry Potter series, The Prydain Chronicles by Lloyd Alexander, The Hitchhiker’s Guide books by Douglas Adams, and the Sevenwaters trilogy by Juliet Marillier.  My favorite manga series are Death Note by Tsugumi Ohba, Fullmetal Alchemist by Hiromu Arakawa, Alice 19th by Yu Watase, and Sand Chronicles by Hinako Ashihara.

What are your favorite recommendations? Neverwhere by Nail Gaiman, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, Graceling by Kristin Cashore, Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith, Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You and The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick....I could keep going on and on.

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