Actually, Children’s Services librarian Jessikah Chautin has answered six of our questions about books!
On your nightstand now:
I’m pretty ambitious. I read several books at a time in various reading levels. Children’s, adults, graphic novels, YA. Its often difficult to to this because I will be in one mind set then pick up another book and have to change my tone right away. I also sometimes pick up other books and finish earlier ones months after starting them.
All things Rudyard Kipling.
The Story of Ferdinand by Leaf Munro was a nightly read for me.
I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith. I have an old edition of it at home and used to make all my friends read it. Recently J.K. Rowling mentioned it was one of her favorite books growing up and they have reissued it.
WE KNOW THERE IS NO GOOD ORDER EXCEPT THAT WHICH WE CREATE… THERE IS NO HOPE BUT US. THERE IS NO MERCY BUT US. THERE IS NO JUSTICE. THERE IS JUST US. – Spoken by Death in Reaper Man By Terry Pratchet. This is actually a small section of a very powerful speech.
I didn’t so much FAKE reading it as I seriously skimmed it. McTeague by Frank Norris. It wasn’t a bad book, but my professor for the class I was reading it in, had made it a serious labor to get through. I had seen the film version “Greed” in my film history class and had a general idea what was going on but I really wish I had read this book under different circumstances. I may have liked it, then again I may have simply skimmed it as well.