Job Title: Regional Book Manager
On your nightstand now: Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bislans’s History-Making Race Around The World
Favorite book when you were a child: The Sign On Rosie’s Door by Maurice Sendak
Your top five authors: Judy Blume, Christopher Moore, AJ Jacobs, Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Dorothy Parker
Book you've faked reading: Good To Great
Book you are an evangelist for: Shadow Of The Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Book you've bought for the cover: So many….
Book that changed your life: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (made me a reader)
Favorite line from a book: “Blessed are the dumbf***s” Lamb by Christopher Moore
Book you most want to read again for the first time: The whole Harry Potter series
Book you'd take with you to a desert island: TC Boyle Stories
Favorite quotation: We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it- Willy Wonka
Song that has played the most on your MP3 player: U-Mass - Pixies
Best way to spend a weekend: In pajamas 
Your go-to pick for movie night: Pretty In Pink, she totally should have picked Duckie.
Favorite Vacation Destination: Spain or Ireland or both.
Window or Aisle: Window, how else are you going to see anything??
What is the first giveaway that a book is going to be good: If the first page grabs you and swings you around like a dirty rag doll
Best TV or Movie adaptation of a book: Still waiting
Book character you would like to play in a movie: A better question is who would play ME?
Website you have spent the most time reading: www.thebloggess.com

Shannon's Recent Reviews

A fascinating, insightful and fun read about habits (and we all have them). Broken down into 3 sections- ‘Personal’, ‘Corporate’ and ‘Societal’ The Power Of Habit explains how we develop habits (good or bad), how we can change those habits (good or bad), and how companies use those habits to market their products to us (good or bad).
 
 
 
 
On some level each of us wants to 'fit in'. Some of us achieve that goal, some of us don't and then there is Jenny Lawson. Her "mostly true memoir" is one of the few books I have read that has made me laugh out loud and the ONLY book that made me call various friends around the country to read chapters to them over the phone. My long suffering husband actually asked me to refrain from reading it in bed because, not only was I laughing so hard I was disturbing his beauty sleep, I kept reading passages out loud to him further interrupting said beauty sleep (the chapter entitled "A Series Of Helpful Post-it Notes I Left Around The House for My Husband This Week" was a big hit in that regard). By the end of the book you will not only have laughed yourself into an acute tizzy but you will also feel like you have found the friend that all of us a truly looking for, the friend that can appreciate and point out the absurdities in life but the friend that makes you feel like you truly do fit in.

Read all of Shannon's reviews

SuperfreakonomicsSteven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
The Lonely PolygamistBrady Udall
The Angel's GameCarlos Ruiz Zafon
 
Sh*t My Dad SaysJustin Halpern
 
FoolChristopher Moore
The Wordy ShipmatesSarah Vowell
 
 
 
An Arsonist's Guide to Writers' Homes in New EnglandBrock Clarke

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