Who Are We
Get to know the FC Library Staff
Margaret’s dislikes vary from sci fi (understandable) to Nancy Drew (wait what?). She finds the young detective obnoxious and raises the profound question, “what does she even do?”. Mrs. Ryan’s theory is that Margaret’s just jealous that Nancy gets to drive around in that cute little convertible. Moving on. Margaret also scoffs at all time travel plots which are obviously the mark of a desperate author. She does however like Stephen King and Sarah Dessen-esque books are her guilty pleasure (we needed a fifth member, okay? We had no choice but to let her into our QRT).
Flora is one of our resident artists who always helps with library displays, which might have something to do with that time she jetted off to Paris. She generally thinks that all books are special in their own way but when pushed will admit that she strongly dislikes unnecessary sequels (Cursed Child, anyone?) and books that try too hard to be literary. Her hobbies also include studying for AP world history. In fact she was too busy doing actual schoolwork to continue with this interview. So that will be all.
Emma has also jumped on the post-Divergent no more Dystopia bandwagon. But she is still a fan of classic fantasy with strong female leads as well as steampunk. She’ll also throw some memoir in there for good measure. Emma is the senior resident artist. She likes horror movies- her favorite is the Blair Witch project. She has 14 chickens, 2 dogs, and 5 cats- one of which is named Salem like the cat from Sabrina the Teenage Witch. Are you sensing a theme here?
Becca is president of many clubs which are unimportant and need not be named aside from, of course, FC BOOK CLUB. One might wonder how she got this position when she admits to not being, quote, “that big a fan of Harry Potter”. In order to protect her identity from the Potterheads, Becca may or may not even be her real name. Obliviate! You will forget you ever read this… now let’s move onto some general musings on books that could have been made by any person ever. “Becca” is not a fan of books that are poorly written. She is also tired of orphans who have to take on the repressive government alone. She refused to read the Fifth Wave for this reason. Oh, and she plays the trombone.
Nina, on the other hand, is seldom found anywhere but the library. Especially this year since she’s the student worker- a job that involves very important top secret duties (hint: the aforementioned duties may or may not involve crafts). She is embarrassed to say that her favorite book for a long time involved vampires and that she only read Harry Potter last year. She is a fan of YA where the ratio of deep thoughts about the expanding nature of the universe to love triangles is 2 to 1. Mysteries that aren’t detective novels and first person are also essential components in a good read. Her superpowers include calling what will happen next in book, especially surprise pregnancies. Not surprisingly then her career goals include but are not limited to midwifery. So note to authors everywhere- if your character’s hand flutters to her stomach, she’s onto you.
Meet Mrs. Ward
Let’s set the record straight right off the bat- Mrs. Ward does not like Hemmingway. Well, she doesn’t like adult literature in general but I mean she really hates Hemmingway. You may therefore be surprised to hear that this nonfiction hating librarian was once an English teacher. But you will be less surprised to hear that her dog’s name is Atticus. Her kids are also named after characters in books (that she has never read). She claims when she was a teacher she was a mean one (perhaps the students triggered her fear of escalators), but she’s a pretty cool librarian.
Meet Mrs. Ryan
Mrs. Ryan is the only sophisticated reader among us. Fitzgerald and Salinger are on her list of favorite authors. She powered right through All the Light We Cannot See without so much as getting slowed down in the middle. Not even the unabridged version of Les Mis was a match for Mrs. Ryan. She can often be found flipping through Encyclopedias and rereading the Epic of Gilgamesh while sipping tea from her fox cup. Aside from successfully reading books that are single spaced, Mrs. Ryan takes pride in her collection of fox themed, well, everything. Mrs. Ward is trying to convince her to switch to panda collecting but that day will come when a lay person can give a summary of War and Peace without the help of sparknotes.