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About meI am an Adult Services Librarian with a strong interest in Readers Advisory. I'm interested in connecting people with stories — fiction or nonfiction — whichever they want.

Currently, I am an Adult Services Librarian at Naperville Public Library (NPL) in Naperville, IL. I am responsible for maintaining the adult fiction collection at the Naper Blvd. location. I also do some collection development.

I am a member of the Adult Reading Round Table and its Steering Committee. I am currently participating in the ARRT two-year Speculative Fiction Genre Study.

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Karen D. Toonen

If you apologize for your reading tastes, you are really apologizing for your freedom.

About my libraryBecause I am a librarian who loves connecting patrons with books, I read a lot of books to learn and practice Readers Advisory, not always out of personal desire. A "good book" is one you enjoy -- regardless of other's opinions!

My "reviews" are generally annotations, not critiques. My text will (almost) always try to highlight the positive reasons to appreciate the book. However, my star ratings are based on my personal likes and dislikes.

I read a lot of audiobooks. Narrators I really love are:
Scott Brick
Jim Dale
Susan Ericksen
George Guidall
James Marsters
Will Wheaton

Links I want handy:
My Early Reviewer Books
Fiction Appeal Characteristics Adjectives
Nonfiction Appeal Characteristics Adjectives

GroupsAlmack's, Books in Books, Early Reviewers, Librarians who LibraryThing, Name that Book, Post-apocalyptic Literature

Favorite authorsDouglas Adams, Alan Bradley, Suzanne Brockmann, Jim Butcher, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Sue Grafton, Laurell K. Hamilton, Kim Harrison, Kevin Hearne, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Jon Krakauer, Jayne Ann Krentz, Mark Kurlansky, Erik Larson, Lora Leigh, Courtney Milan, Mark L. Van Name, Kalayna Price, John Ringo, Nora Roberts, J. K. Rowling, John Sandford, Karin Slaughter, J. R. Ward, Simon Winchester (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresAnderson's Bookshop - Naperville, Barnes & Noble Booksellers - Naperville, Frugal Muse

Favorite librariesFountaindale Public Library District - Bolingbrook Library, Naperville Public Library - 95th Street Library, Naperville Public Library - Naper Boulevard Library, Naperville Public Library - Nichols Library, White Oak Library District - Romeoville Library

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Real nameKaren D. Toonen

LocationBolingbrook, IL, USA

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Member sinceAug 28, 2006

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