Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Introducing Jennifer!

SCPL Teens has gotten a lot of new faces this summer! Over the next few weeks, we'll be featuring them here so you'll know who to look for when you need a recommendation for your next awesome teen read. 

Today, meet Jennifer of the Headquarters library!


HOMETOWN: Augusta, Georgia


THEN WHAT: I have a Bachelor’s degree in communications, with a focus in journalism, from Augusta State University. I’ve worked as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. Currently, I’m working on my Masters of Library and Information Science through USC-Columbia.


FAMILY: I have a 9-year-old son, one sister, two brothers, two step-brothers, two step-sisters and three sets of parents. My family tops the charts when it comes to blended families!


HOBBIES: I am an avid reader (like a book every day or two), and I watch far more television than anyone should. I’m a huge fan of science fiction and fantasy, and that carries over from reading into movies and television. (Ask the other Teen Room staff – I’m horribly addicted to Doctor Who!) I also enjoy playing RPGs on my computer when time permits. (Skyrim and Guild Wars 2 are my two current games).


FAVORITE QUOTE: "People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually — from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint — it's more like a big ball of wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff."— The Tenth DoctorDoctor Who


“Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose.” 
― Neil Gaiman


FAVORITE TEEN BOOKS: It’s so hard to choose just one! Some current favorites include Divergent, anything by Kristin Cashore, Daughter of Smoke and Bone and Cinder.


FAVORITE NON-TEEN BOOKS: I’m a huge fan of George R.R. Martin, and I am impatiently waiting on his next book in his A Song of Ice and Fire series. I also enjoy Patrick Rothfuss’ Kingkiller Chronicles. And I can’t forget to mention classic dystopian fiction books – Fahrenheit 451, 1984 and The Handmaid’s Tale.


RECENTLY READ: I just finished reading Crewel, an awesome blend of dystopian and fantasy fiction by Gennifer Albin, which will be released in October. I’m also reading the Obernewtyn Chronicles by Isobelle Carmody and the Chaos Walking series by Patrick Ness.


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