Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Just One Item - Alison

We have challenged every member of our staff to pick just one item to recommend to our patrons. It's easy to rattle off a list of favorites but to single out and stand by just one suggestion requires discipline and commitment. This succinct and straightforward approach will not only provide passionate suggestions but will offer a tailored window to learning a little bit about each staff member's unique personality and tastes.

Alison has been with the library for ten years and is the resident Children's Librarian. She hosts Preschool Storytime every Tuesday at 10am and Baby Boogie every Wednesday at 930.  She also moderates the Blum House Book Club, currently reading Orange is the New Black for the September meeting.  Alison's pick is A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

"They said I could only write one paltry sentence about one of the most amusing, quixotic, off the wall, satirical books (complete with horribly tragic author back story) that has ever been penned, so forgive the abysmal grammar you are about to be assaulted with, but A Confederacy of Dunces is a masterclass in character and I appreciate it so much that it's one of the few books I re-read; after all these years it still makes me laugh out loud, if it doesn't make you laugh, Ignatius would say, in a typically grandiose fashion, that you are an affront to both theology and geometry...just try this book if you have a slightly warped sense of humour or if you want to check out what won the Pulitzer in the year I was born, ok?"

Posted by Terry Pierson, Library Clerk