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Madison, WI

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November 25, 2013

What's one of your favorite books or characters?

Nabokov's Lolita: brilliant writing, amazing use of language, a complex narrator who is both charming and deeply disturbing. Not. an easy read, certainly in terms of its premise alone, but I've read it several times and always find something new in it each time.

Coffee or tea?

Both, depending on mood, time of day, etc.

Favorite genre?

Fiction, novels or short stories. Willing to read most anything, if it's well-written.

Which is better, the smell of a book or the touch?

Interesting question. I never thought of books as having a smell, really, but I do like the smell of older bookstores. I'll go with touch.


I recently moved to Madison from Texas and am a librarian working at the main library at UW. True to the old cliche about librarians, I am a life-long reader and book lover. Looking forward to making new friends and spirited discussion

What Taryn is saying about this Meetup Group

Lives up to its name! Even if the book disappoints (and I really enjoyed this one), the discussion and insights never do.

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