Hooksett Library Role:
Library Director. I’m often hidden away in a back office, but I’m happiest when I get to connect with our patrons.
My Reading Interests:
Cozy stories set in England, romance or general fiction. I also really enjoy armchair adventure nonfiction and memoirs from time to time.
Shadow Divers by Robert Kurson is one of my all time favorite adventure nonfiction reads.
Jill Mansell is my go-to for easy, comfort reading, set in small towns in England.
Current fiction: Ann Patchett and Barbara Kingsolver are two of my all-time favorite authors.
Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto is an amazing book to read and listen to. It’s been many years since I read it and I can still remember how the story stayed with me for weeks after, now, twenty years later, I can distinctly remember the story and look forward to reading it again. For memoir readers, her story Truth and Beauty is a beautiful memoir of her friendship with Lucy Grealy.
What are you reading or listening to now?
I’m listening to Meditation for Fidgety Skeptics: a 10% Happier Book, Dan Harris and Jeff Warren. I recently subscribed to the Calm app to learn meditation and instantly connected with Jeff Warren’s meditation guidance and being a librarian I immediately had to find a book that he was connected with to learn more! It’s a great blend of Dan Harris’s humor, personal stories and guided meditation with Jeff Warren - I could listen to his voice all day.
Books on my to-read list:
Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver
The Authenticity Project by Clare Pooley
What HPL online resources do you use and recommend? Why?
Universal Class - There are so many classes available for lifelong learning and improving your professional work. I recently signed up for an introduction to accounting to help me understand the bookkeeping side of my work. For myself, I registered for flower arranging - something I’ve always wanted to learn more about since I was a little girl and accompanied my grandmother to the Deep River Historical Society, where she volunteered each week to create new arrangements for them.
Any words of advice for people using Libby or Cloud Library for the first time?
Log in to Libby before browsing. We purchase additional titles and additional copies of titles for our cardholders only. If you’re looking for a recent popular title, check Cloud Library - there is often a title available that has long hold lists in Libby.
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