Say hello to our March Customer of the Month!
Check out our interview with Boo Ivey and learn about her shelf picks and reading habits!
1. What books are on your shelf?
BI: Books on my shelf at home include the list of 25 or so books included
for Bookshelf shelf display. In addition to those, are several
versions of the Bible (King James, NIV, Living Application Study Bible,
etc..to name a few), several Alexandra Stoddard books ( Living Beautifully
Together, Things I Want My Daughters to Know among others), Living La
Dolce Vita by Raeleen D'Agostino Mautner, all 8 of Diana Gabaldon
Outlander series, all 3 of Steig Larson's Girl with Dragon Tatoo series,
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts by Neil W. White, Shel Silverstein's A Light
in the Attic, Because ofWinn Dixie by Kate DiCamillo, The Screwtape
Letters, C.S. Lewis, Saints and Sinners (a history of First Presbyterian
Church, Thomasville), Rosemaryby Kate Clifford Larson. So many others
too...my shelves runneth over.
2. Where is your favorite place to read?
BI: I love reading everywhere...keep a book with me at all times, waiting at
doctor's office,etc...but my favorite place to read is sitting in a beach
chair on the edge of the water as the waves come in at the end of the day
as the sun is getting ready to set (after a full day of reading sitting on
3. Were you always a reader? How have your reading preferences changed?
BI: Always have loved books. Listening to my 5th grade teacher, Eula McGraw
read Island of the Blue Dolphins aloud to our class hooked me! After that,
read all of the Black Stallion series and anything horse or animal related
I could find. Being a teacher (and a parent) brought a true love of
children's literature. Over the years I do think my preferences have
broadened more than changed. Being in a book club opened me up to reading
a variety of genres...love biographies, enjoy time travel and some science
fiction, historical fiction. I tend to enjoy long, descriptive paragraphs
over a lot of dialogue.
4. What is more important to you, the characters or the plot?
BI: I believe characters are more important to me than plot. As layers of a
character are slowly revealed, it's like opening a gift slowly,
especially when you are pleasantly surprised. For example, Ove, in A Man
Called Ove by Fredrik Backman.
5. What are you currently reading?
BI: I am currently reading a book my son handed me, Hillbilly Elegy by J.D.
Vance, and really enjoying it, fascinating actually.
Make sure to check out Boo's shelf in-store!