Next, meet Emily of the Headquarters library!
NAME: Emily Green
HOMETOWN: Inman, SC
THEN WHAT: I graduated from Converse College in 2010 with a BA in English and a minor in Secondary Education. I spent most of my life wanting to teach middle school students, and I have taught in several schools as a long-term substitute, including McCracken and Woodruff Middle School. These days, though, I’m happy to be surrounded by books in the library, and I’m excited to get to know the teens who come to HQ.
FAMILY: I’m an only child, and my parents are Tom and Janie Green of Inman, SC.
HOBBIES: It’s a given that I love to read, and curling up with a book I’m excited about and a white chocolate mocha is my favorite way to relax. I also enjoy cooking, crocheting, and being crafty in general. On the flip side, though, I can be quite loud and silly. I love listening to music and breaking out into song at unexpected times (though you won’t find me doing that here in the library!), and I also love hearing my favorite bands live.
FAVORITE QUOTES: “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well.” – Psalm 139:13-14 (NKJV)
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” – Matthew 6:25-26 and 33-34 (NKJV)
FAVORITE TEEN BOOKS: I love anything by Sarah Dessen, as well the Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty. I’m a bit obsessed with all things Hunger Games, and I wish I had Katniss Everdeen’s fire and strength (as well as my own older version of Peeta).
FAVORITE NON-TEEN BOOKS: Blue Like Jazz by Donald Miller, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
RECENTLY READ: Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality is the best book I’ve read in a long time. My favorite teen book that I’ve read this year is The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. I used at least half a box of tissues on that one, but I loved it because the characters were so honest and real to me.