Job Title: Book Buyer
On your nightstand now: Half-Drowned King by Linnea Hartsuyker, First 90 Days by Michael Watkins, Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen, Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick, and the current issue of Harvard Business Review.
Favorite book when I was a child: Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle and Socks by Beverly Cleary
My top five authors: Anne McCaffrey, Anne Lamott, Margaret Murie, Anthony Trollope, and Terry Tempest Williams
Book I’ve faked reading: Not too many…I admit when I haven’t read something. Maybe Moby Dick…
Book I am an evangelist for: Perdido Street Station by China Mieville and When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams
Book you’ve bought for the cover: Summer Dragon by Todd Lockwood
Book that changed my life: When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams, Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott.
Book I most want to read again for the first time: Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Book I’d take with me to a desert island: Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway
Favorite quotation: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?” -Mary Oliver
Song that has played the most on my MP3 player: Acrobat by U2
Best way to spend a weekend: Being outdoors bird watching or bike riding, spending time with my partner, and walking my dog.
Your go-to pick for movie night: Anything by Alfred Hitchcock
Favorite vacation destination: Any National Park; Crater Lake is one of my favorites
Window or Aisle: Either, just not in the middle!
What is the first giveaway that a book is going to be good: If there is a character that I want to get to know better…
Best TV or Movie adaptation of a book: Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
Book character you would like to play in a movie: Evie O’Neill from Libba Bray’s The Diviners, although I’m probably too old.
Website you have spent the most time reading: New York Times