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My Librarian: Anne

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My Librarian: Anne

I’ve been a reader since day 1, where family read-alouds were a daily occurrence.  So it was an easy jump to being an English major in college, a high school English teacher and later a school librarian.  I still tend to read mostly YA and Children’s books, and I probably read more fantasy than anything.  The most satisfying part of being a teacher and librarian is connecting someone with a book that they LOVE, that changes them and opens them up to new ways of thinking.  It’s knowing that words matter  and that the connection that we make to a great book or story is one that can also connect us to others in very fundamental ways.

I definitely prefer a book that has a hopeful ending, even if parts of it are bleak.  A starkly realistic book like The House of Sand and Fog or one with rather unlikeable characters (Gone Girl) just isn’t my cup of tea.  And perhaps I should have been born a Brit….

Favorite authors


J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien
Robin McKinley
Robin McKinley
C.S. Lewis
C.S. Lewis
Chris Bohjalian
Chris Bohjalian
Anna Quindlen
Anna Quindlen
J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling
Laurie Halse Anderson
Laurie Halse Anderson
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare
Jane Austen
Jane Austen
Rae Carson
Rae Carson
L.M. Montgomery
L.M. Montgomery
Max Lucado
Max Lucado
Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison

Favorite books


                 

Code Name Verity and Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Left to Tell by Immaculée Ilibagiza

Call the Midwife by Jennifer Worth

Rose Daughter, Beauty, and Shadows by Robin McKinley

The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis

Wonder by Palacio

Ranger’s Apprentice Series and Brotherband Series by Flanagan

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall

Uprooted by Naomi Novik

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card

Favorite music


Coldplay
Coldplay
Keane
Keane
Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan
The Indigo Girls
The Indigo Girls
Wailin' Jennys
Wailin’ Jennys
Pentatonix
Pentatonix
James Taylor
James Taylor
Loreena McKennitt
Loreena McKennitt

 

Ask Anne what to read

Ask Anne what to read