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About meI am a former pastry chef and perpetual student; I hope to get my MLIS in the not-too-distant future, but for now I am in that limbo-land of "am a librarian or not?" I am the director of our system's senior and home bound outreach program, and work at the circulation and reference desks, among many other "hats."

What you can probably tell by my library: I am a crafty feminist food-loving Buffy fanatic who has thought far too much about religious mythology in pop culture.

What you probably can't tell by my library: I am an oft-pierced Minnesota-born Anglophile (though I consider Boston my 'hometown') with a physical urge to buy anything with a paisley pattern on it.

About my libraryAll of the books in my library I own, though lately my "read but unowned" collection has been exploding, due to my inability to leave the library after my shift empty-handed. There are just too many interesting things in the world!

Also, I somehow managed to choose a major in university that ranks among the highest for quantities of required reading. Most of the theoretical and classic anthropology, religion, and gender books were originally purchased for a class (though they will never be parted with).

A note on tags: I only tagged books as "read" if I had read the book in its entirety recently enough to remember major plot points and how much I liked it (basically, after puberty). Those marked "TBR" are ones that I either haven't read at all, or if they were required for a university course, I either wasn't required to read all of it, or had to read it so quickly that I only remember vague ideas in it. "TBR" also means I do have the intention of reading the book sometime in the future.

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Favorite authorsGene Ambaum, Karen Armstrong, Michael Cunningham, Ali Smith, Sarah Vowell, Joss Whedon, Oscar Wilde, Virginia Woolf (Shared favorites)


Favorite bookstoresBarnes & Noble Booksellers - Boston University Bookstore, Book World, Boston Book Annex, Brookline Booksmith, Cattale's Books & Gifts, Harvard Book Store, Porter Square Books, Simmons College Bookstore, The Harvard Coop, Trident Booksellers & Cafe, Turtle Town Books & Gifts

Favorite librariesBeatley Library - Simmons College, Boston Public Library, Boston Public Library - Brighton Branch, Boston University - Mugar Memorial Library, Kitchigami Regional Library System - Brainerd Public Library, New England Historic Genealogical Society Library, The Public Library of Brookline - Coolidge Corner Branch, The Public Library of Brookline - Main Branch

Other favoritesCenter for New Words, Museum of Fine Arts (museum and shop)


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Member sinceJan 19, 2008

Currently readingSaga. Vol.1 by Brian K. Vaughan
Batgirl. Volume 1, The darkest reflection by Gail Simone

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