Our Peeps

Great people who love books.

A Staff Person for Every Reader!

What book changed your life?

The Giver by Lois Lowry

What are a few of your favorite things?

Kittens’ whiskers, baseball, traveling to a new country, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, London

What author, living or dead, would you like to sit and have a chat with?

Nelson Demille

What do you think is your best quality?

Will travel WHENEVER!

My Five!

  • The Lion’s Game by Nelson Demille
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” by J.K. Rowling
  • Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

What book changed your life?

Anne of Green Gables, always and forever

What are a few of your favorite things?

(besides books) good food, beautiful lyrics, musicals, old movies, yoga, any and all things British or European in general, personal dance parties, my husband’s goofy self

What author, living or dead, would you like to sit and have a chat with?

C. S. Lewis, please. Or Flannery O’Connor, thank you.

What do you think is your best quality?

I’m a child at heart! My husband would say I have a kind heart, but also that I’m a child. haha Basically, I believe in finding the beauty, wonder, and truth in things, and I think the world could use more of that.

My Five!

  • Anne of Green Gables (series) by L. M. Montgomery
  • The Weight of Glory by C. S. Lewis
  • A Prayer Journal by Flannery O’Connor
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

What book changed your life?

Watership Down by Richard Adams is the book that changed my life. It was the first time I got lost in a book and felt as if I was there. I felt emotions that concided with the storyline and actually missed the characters when I was done. It gave me a thirst for reading and losing myself in another world.

What are a few of your favorite things?

What are a few of your favorite things? I like reading, of course. I also like doing puzzles, watching movies, and spending time with my family.

What author, living or dead, would you like to sit and have a chat with?

Probably, Jayne Austin.

What do you think is your best quality?

I am very organized. I can’t function any other way.

My Five!

  • Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You: A Remix of the National Book Award-Winning Stamped from the Beginning by Jason Reynolds Ibram X. Kendi 
  • Deacon King Kong by James McBride
  • The Lion’s Den by Katherine St John
  • Walk the Wire by David Baldacci
  • A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder by Holly Jackson

 

What book changed your life?

Night by Elie Wiesel

What are a few of your favorite things?

Coffee, traveling, eating tacos, running, naps, and podcasts about murder/true crime

What author, living or dead, would you like to sit and have a chat with?

Madeline Miller (I want to know how she makes Greek mythology so beautifully human.)

What do you think is your best quality?

Goofy/weird humor in almost every situation (when it’s appropriate, duh)

My Five!

  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • The Entire Harry Potter Series (I refuse to pick one!)
  • Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered by Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark
  • The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer
  • Circe by Madeline Miller

What book changed your life?

The Foot Book by Dr. Seuss – the first book I could read by myself, really read not just memorize the words and rhymes

What are a few of your favorite things?

French Fries, boat rides, smiley faces, dogs, Paris

What author, living or dead, would you like to sit and have a chat with?

Ian Fleming – he wrote James Bond AND Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

What do you think is your best quality?

Curiosity

My Five!

  • The Secret of The Old Clock by Carolyn Keene
  • The Way to Rainy Mountain by M. Scott Momaday
  • Ferdinand the Bull by Munro Leaf
  • Circe by Madeline Miller
  • A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

What book changed your life?

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

What are a few of your favorite things?

November, rainy days, fog, earl grey tea, 19th century Russia, weighted blankets, contemplating existence

What author, living or dead, would you like to sit and have a chat with?

Fyodor Dostoevsky

What do you think is your best quality?

My dog-spotting abilities

My Five!

  • Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
  • Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky
  • Nausea by Jean Paul Sartre
  • Confessions by Saint Augustine

What book changed your life?

None that I can think of! I live in a world of thrillers, horror & historical fiction. Not really life changing but great reads!

What are a few of your favorite things?

Family, friends, dogs, cold weather, music, books & boots!

What author, living or dead, would you like to sit and have a chat with?

Bram Stoker – can we chat in Dracula’s Castle?  🙂

What do you think is your best quality?

Easy going

My Five!

  • The Shining by Stephen King
  • Salem’s Lot by Stephen King
  • Dracul by Dacre Stoker & J.D. Barker
  • The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
  • The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

What book changed your life?

Tough one to answer, I’ll keep thinking

What are a few of your favorite things?

The marsh, pluff mud, a hoppy IPA, travel to (almost) anywhere, anything Italian, a good book😉 and Duke basketball

What author, living or dead, would you like to sit and have a chat with?

Edgar Allan Poe

What do you think is your best quality?

Innate sense of adventure

My Five!

  • Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy
  • The Water is Wide by Pat Conroy
  • Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • The Hunger Games bySuzanne Collins

What book changed your life?

Harry Potter

What are a few of your favorite things?

Dogs, baking extravagant cakes, Downton Abbey, tennis, Libro.fm, adventures

What author, living or dead, would you like to sit and have a chat with?

Marina Abramovíc

What do you think is your best quality?

I’m a “Yes” person

My Five!

  • The Martian by Andy Weir
  • The Hunger Games by Susan Collins
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
  • Walk Through Walls: A Memoir by Marina Abramovíc
  • Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (audio version)