Better Know a Library Staffer: Sheryl

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 first interview comes from our Marketing and Community Relations Manager Sheryl!


What book are you reading at the moment? What are your thoughts on it? The Quick by Lauren Owen (a matchmaker recommendation!), and a book about Route 66, to prepare for an upcoming vacation. What kind of books do you typically read? I typically read mysteries, and adventures with a sci-fi/fantasy element. I also love to read travel books and cookbooks. Have you ever pretended to have read a book? If so, which one and why? Yes. I’m so ashamed!  The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind by Julian Jaynes; my older sister talked about it so much, incessantly, I felt like I *had* read it. It is a daunting, fascinating book, so I would talk with people about the concepts in the book as though I had read it.


Which do you prefer: movies or television? Television! In the past decade it has improved so much. Better female characters, longer story arcs, more interesting ideas. Have you ever binge-watched a show? If so, what was it? Oh, many times, most recently Stranger Things, Peaky Blinders, and…Bob’s Burgers! In the past: Six Feet Under, the new Battlestar Galactica.


What kind of music do you enjoy? Jangly , folky, cerebral alternative like the Decemberists and Belle and Sebastian, classic punk like the Clash and Iggy Pop, 90s alt like the Pixies and REM, and newer artists like St. Vincent. So much amazing music out there! Have you found any new or new-to-you artists/bands lately? A very old punk band called the Mekons. Saw them live last year. I am now a huuuuuge fan. Do you listen to different music based on the seasons? I like spooky stuff in October. Nick Cave, for instance. Murder ballads.    Anything else you’d like to add? I wish I could bring myself to read more non-fiction, but fiction is just so enticing.

Thanks for sharing Sheryl!

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