Say hello to our January customer of the month!
Hi! I'm Kimberly. I'm a 34-year-old tax attorney living in Tallahassee. I'm recently married and have an amazing husband and stepdaughter who indulge my need to line our home with books. I'm a fierce Gilmore Girls fan (but we need to talk about that revival, right?), a loyal watcher of Gator basketball, and endlessly fascinated by what the Duchess of Cambridge does and wears. I'm a hardcore introvert but I'd love to talk to you about what you're reading- let me know what I should try next in the comments!
1. What books were on your shelf?
KB: Love and Gelato, Jenna Evans Welch
The Royal We, Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan
Ready Player One, Ernest Cline
Notorious RBG, Irin Carmon & Shana Knizhnik
The Heretic Queen, Michelle Moran
Truth & Beauty, Ann Patchett
tiny beautiful things, Cheryl Strayed
Ex Libris, Anne Fadiman
Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, Robin Sloan
Tell Me Three Things, Julie Buxbaum
I realize it's a pretty random assortment, but I think it's representative of what I read - some YA, some sci-fi, some non-fiction/essays, and basically anything ever written about Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
2. Do you prefer hardcover or paperback?
KB: I love both, but I prefer hardbacks. As a child, I was lucky enough to receive gorgeous hardback editions of Anne of Green Gables, The Railway Children, and Heidi from my grandparents. After reading those dozens of times each, I was a hardback fan for life.
3. Do you read one book at a time or several books at once?
KB: I usually read 3-4 at a time, at least one fiction and one non-fiction. I also usually have a long-term "pick up for a break" book- currently these are mostly narrative cookbooks like Ruth Reichl's My Kitchen Year or Jenny Rosenstratch's Dinner: A Love Story. It's comforting to have something that you come back to every few days, especially if it comes with soup recipes!
4. Where is your favorite place to read?
KB: I have a hand-me-down, oversized, overstuffed chair from my parents' house that's my prime reading spot. I like to curl up in it with coffee and my latest Bookshelf preorder on weekend mornings.
5. What are you currently reading?
KB: I'm finishing Graduates in Wonderland (Jessica Pan and Rachel Kapelke-Dale) for my book club selection for this month, and I'm re-reading Bread and Wine by Shauna Niequist. I'm hoping to start Veronica Roth's new novel, Carve The Mark, this weekend (I just picked it up today!).
Make sure to come to our event with author of Among the Living, Jonathan Rabb, this Thursday (1/19) from 5-7pm.