Better Know a Library Staffer: Jackie

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 Technology Librarian Jackie!


What book are you reading at the moment? What are your thoughts on it?

I’m currently reading (well, listening, to the audiobook), America’s First Daughter by Laura Kamoie and Stephanie Dray. So far I’m enjoying the book. I’m learning so much about the life of Thomas Jefferson and am also enjoying the narration of the audiobook. It’s fun to listen to the accents of Southern gentlemen and belles on my commute.

What kind of books do you typically read?

I love historical fiction and mysteries. Last year I tried to read books outside of my preferred genres which was a fun challenge. If you enjoy mysteries, I highly recommend listening to Murder on the Orient Express. A version produced by BBC is available on OverDrive and it’s like listening to a dramatic play!

Have you ever pretended to have read a book? If so, which one and why?

I’m sure I have done this, but can’t think of a specific instance. I will say that as a librarian, it can get intimidating when someone outside of work asks me if I have read certain books. I do read a lot but it’s impossible for someone to have read everything, even if they are a librarian.


Which do you prefer: movies or television?

I like both, but I definitely watch more television shows.

Have you ever binge-watched a show? If so, what was it?

The last show that I binge-watched was Downton Abbey. I also did this recently to finish up Call the Midwife. Do you see a theme here? I love all of the British shows!


What kind of music do you enjoy?

I like a variety of genres of music. Folk, classic rock and for a while in college I was really into country music. I will gladly admit that I still like certain country artists!

Do you listen to different music based on the seasons?

Not really, I think I more listen to music based on my mood or what I’m doing during the day.

Anything else you’d like to add?

If you’re not a reader or if you don’t feel like you have time for reading in your life, I encourage you to find a way to pick up a book. Personally, listening to audiobooks, has made such a difference in my life. My commute is forty minutes and listening to a book is a great way for me to pass the time.

Thanks Jackie!

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