Better Know a Library Staffer: Maggie

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 Youth Services Librarian Maggie!


What book are you reading at the moment? What are your thoughts on it?
I am currently reading Bellweather Rhapsody by Kate Racculia. It won a 2015 YALSA Alex Award – an award given for books written for adults that appeal to teenagers. Racculia has created a hodge-podge cast of really well-developed characters trapped in a historic hotel on the anniversary of an unsolved murder-suicide. In the midst of a blizzard, three hundred teenagers are at the Bellweather for the annual Statewide music festival with their directionless chaperones, an evil music director, a missing body, and the haunted young woman who witnessed the murder-suicide as an eleven-year-old bridesmaid. It sounds sinister, but the story is really entertaining!
What kind of books do you typically read?
I mostly read fiction or mysteries – whether it be children’s, teen, or adult.
Have you ever pretended to have read a book? If so, which one and why?
Why, yes, I have totally read Anna Karenina. Why do you ask?


Which do you prefer: movies or television?
Television. With a one-year-old at home I rarely have two hours to sit down to watch a whole movie, but it’s nice to be able to take a half hour or so to zone out and watch a show in the evening.
Have you ever binge-watched a show? If so, what was it?
Most recently – STRANGER THINGS! Oh. My. GOSH. If you haven’t watched it already, do it! You won’t regret it, I promise. I also love British murder-mystery shows, so I binge-watched Poirot, Miss Marple, Midsomer Murders, Rosemary and Thyme, Sherlock, and the Australian show, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. Wintertime in Cleveland is perfect for fireside binge-watching!

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