I love talking about books! The more you work with books, the more you realize just how many are out there. I love finding and sharing hidden gems and connecting people to a title they might never have realized was available.
I always liked Victorian literature for its melodrama and restraint, and I’ve loved it since middle school. I’m fascinated by psychology and the mind. I enjoy lighthearted reads too which plays well with my sense of humor. I also love music and play the piano but if I may paraphrase Elizabeth Bennett in Pride and Prejudice: My fingers do not move over the instrument in the masterly manner which I see so many women’s do. They have not the same force or rapidity, and do not produce the same expression. But then I have always supposed it to be my own fault — because I would not take the trouble of practicing.
My favorite genre to discuss — though it’s difficult to choose — is LGBT fiction: Anything by Alison Bechdel (of Bechdel Test fame, though she feels that’s been misattributed to her, since one of her friends came up with it); The Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee; Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. For Victorian fiction, I love Arthur Conan Doyle to bits. I also love The Woman in White and Bleak House. Anything Jane Austen (Gregorian, but on the cusp of Victorian lit!).
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In my job as the branch manager at the Thomas Jefferson branch my hours vary. You can usually find me during weekdays and every other Saturday. I'm usually quick to respond and eager to get back to you, so reach out!
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