Here on the blog the other Matchmakers and I share what we are reading, watching, or listening to quite frequently, but we don’t often hear from our other staff members all over the library system. Now, we will be sharing interviews from other staff members so that you the reader can see what we’re reading/watching/listening to all over the Heights Library system!
This interview comes from our Deputy Fiscal Officer Amy!
What book are you reading at the moment? What are your thoughts on it?
I am reading Wait Till Next Year: A Memoir by Doris Kearns Goodwin. It was recommended to me by someone who knows my love of baseball. It is well written and I am enjoying the personal anecdotes she includes about her family, friends and the Brooklyn Dodgers.
What kind of books do you typically read?
I have several favorite authors: David Baldacci, Harlan Coben, Daniel Silva, John Grisham, Vince Flynn, Faye Kellerman and Alice Hoffman are among them. I watch their websites for when their new releases are due. I have been in a book discussion group for over 20 years which has included all types of books. I prefer fiction, mysteries, and historical fiction.
Have you ever pretended to have read a book? If so, which one and why?
No. I can honestly say that in all the years in my book discussion group, I have only not finished two books: Emma by Jane Austen and Beloved by Toni Morrison. I told them that I couldn’t get through them. There were many that were a struggle, but those are the only two I didn’t finish.
Which do you prefer: movies or television?
Television. I am not a big TV watcher. What I do more is take the shows’ DVDs out of the library to watch. Doing it this way lets me watch them in order without commercials so I can see the characters’ growth and plot developments. I’m usually watching very old shows that I didn’t see when they were on the air. Examples are I recently watched The West Wing and Frasier.
Have you ever binge-watched a show? If so, what was it?
What kind of music do you enjoy?
‘60’s and ‘70’s
Have you found any new or new-to-you artists/bands lately?
Do you listen to different music based on the seasons?