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Get to Know Guy

How long have you worked at Lemuria?
3 months

What do you do at Lemuria?
I’ve just started to help manage our First Editions Club.

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What are you reading right now?
The Foundations of Early Modern Europe, 1460-1559
Ranger Games – very much looking forward to the reading on November 2

What’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)?
The Iliad and The Social History of Art

How many books do you usually read at a time?
A few, usually different genres

I know it’s difficult, but give us your current top five books.
1. Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany
2. Hieronymus Cock: The Renaissance in Print
3. St. Paul: A Screenplay by Pier Palo Pasolini
4. The Temple of Dawn by Yukio Mishima
5. City of Bohane by Kevin Barry

Favorite authors?
In addition to Delany, Mishima, and Barry: Aldous Huxley, Jorge Luis Borges, John Berger, Frank Herbert, Roberto Bolaño, Alain Badiou, and too many others

Any particular genre that you’re especially in love with?
Science Fiction, always and forever, I hope

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What did you do before you worked at Lemuria?
I taught printmaking courses at Mississippi College

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If you could share lasagna with any author, dead or alive, who would it be?
(Vegetarian) lasagna with Badiou, drinks with Dante and Mishima.

What would you ask them?
How to live.

Why do you like working at Lemuria?
The spirit of the place. Everyone here deep-down cares about books and that’s a very cool thing.

If we could have any living author visit the store and do a reading, who would you want to come?
Patrick Rothfuss for book 3

If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be?
Very intelligent ferrets

If you had the ability to teleport, where would you go first?
In space only – Tikal
In space and time – Florentine Republic

Get to Know Hunter

How long have you worked at Lemuria?
I have been working here for almost a month.

What do you do at Lemuria
I mostly work the register now, but I really like helping people find new books to read.

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Talk to us what you’re reading right now.
I actually just started reading A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R.R. Martin. I also have been reading a short story collection by Richard Matheson off-and-on for the last few months. I am also always reading comic books and graphic novels.

What’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)?
Foundation by Isaac Asimov. I’ve had it for about a year, and it’s a really heavy read. Also several of the old Star Wars books.

How many books do you usually read at a time?
I try to just stick to one at a time, but I usually end up at 2-3.

I know it’s difficult, but give us your current top five books.
Childhood’s End by Arthur C. Clarke
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Road by Cormac McCarthy
A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

Favorite authors?
H.P. Lovecraft, Douglas Adams, Richard Matheson, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke. A lot of authors actually.

Any particular genre that you’re especially in love with?
I love science fiction and horror. Also high fantasy, if it’s really good.

What did you do before you worked at Lemuria?
I’ve been focusing on school for a few years, but before that, I worked at a comic book store here in Jackson.

If you could share lasagna with any author, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you ask them?
One of the older authors who predicted things that came true, like Jules Verne or Aldous Huxley. I’d want to ask them how they knew what they knew.

Why do you like working at Lemuria?
It sounds like a cliché, but I love books. I like working around things that I love, and getting to share them with customers.

If we could have any living author visit the store and do a reading, who would you want to come?
Someone really famous and fun with a lot of buzz around them. Like Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, or George R.R. Martin.

If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be?
That monster book from Harry Potter. The one with the teeth and eyes that tries to bite everyone.monster-book-of-monsters

If you had the ability to teleport, where would you go first?
Mars.

Get to Know Aimee

How long have you worked at LemuriaAbout a month, just in time to get thrown in the deep end during Christmas.

What do you do at LemuriaRight now, I work at the front desk. I love seeing what books people buy; I’m making a mental to-read list based off of what books slide across the counter!

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Talk to us what you’re reading right now. I’m reading Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Steven Spielberg is making this into a movie, so I wanted to read it before it comes out in theaters.

What’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)? My bedside table tends to be Death Valley for unfinished books. I have a very bad habit of starting a book, putting it down, and then never picking it back up again.

Currently there is Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan and The Rabbit Back Literature Society by Pasi Ilmari Jääskeläinen

How many books do you usually read at a time? Usually between 2-3

I know it’s difficult, but give us your current top five books. I don’t really have any “current” favorites, so I’ll give you my all time favorites.

Persuasion by Jane Austen, The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, The Witches by Roald Dahl

Favorite authors? It’s cliché, but I just love Jane Austen. I have been to a Jane Austen festival and I’m convinced that’s the closest I’ll get to heaven on earth.

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Any particular genre that you’re especially in love with? I love science fiction, fantasy, mysteries. I am a total sucker for cozy mysteries.

What did you do before you worked at LemuriaI have a degree in graphic design and I worked at a marketing agency. I decided that I liked the world of books much better than the world of computers!

If you could share lasagna with any author, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you ask them? Dorothy Parker. She’s the only poet I’ve really gotten into. I would love to listen to her hymns of hate in person.

Why do you like working at LemuriaI love the atmosphere. I love that I’m surrounded by books for a living. I was always the kid that got in trouble for reading while the teacher was talking or staying up way past my bedtime reading just one more chapter. Now I’m doing those things as my job!

If we could have any living author visit the store and do a reading, who would you want to come? There’s this cartoonist/children’s book author named Kate Beaton and I would love for her to come. She would come under the premise to do a children’s storytime for Oz, but in reality I would monopolize her attention talking about her hilarious history comics.

If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be? Real: Lemuria’s shelves are just begging for a cat to laze about on them. Or maybe a carrier pigeon to carry books back and forth between rooms.

Mythical: Has house elf been said before? (Ed. Note: Yes.) An independent house elf that wears Lemuria t-shirts.

If you had the ability to teleport, where would you go first? I spent a semester in London when I was in college, and I’ve been itching to go back ever since.

Get to Know Erica

So, to start, I love young adult fiction and beautiful children’s illustrations. All I really want from a book is for it to drag me in, give me the romance I want, and have pretty pictures. I’m still a kid when it comes down to it.

How long have you worked at Lemuria? Just about a year now.

What do you do at Lemuria? I work in OZ, our children’s section. I mainly handle the different displays, and the other everyday duties. Hopefully I can help out more after school is out.

What I’m reading now.. Okay, so this is the sad part: I’m in a reading funk right now. The beginning of school this year has just taken over my life and I haven’t read as much as I would like. I’ve just finished A Shadow Dark and Burning by Jessica Cluess and really enjoyed her magic- and destruction-ridden Old England. I’ve started about three other YA (young adult) books, but haven’t gotten deep enough into any of them to really say anything about them yet.

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What’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)? I’ve actually started all the ones on my table, but am switching around, willing at least one to kick me out of my book funk. So my books are Spare and Found Parts by Sarah Griffin, Vassa in the Night by Sarah Porter and Kids of Appetite by David Arnold.

Top 5 books:

Ahh! Let’s see, if we’re talking currently favorites then it would have to be

  1. The Book Thiefby Markus Zusak (It will always hold top place for me)
  2. An Ember in the Ashesby Sabaa Tahir
  3. The Dream Thieves(from The Raven Cycle) by Maggie Stiefvater
  4. The Diabolic(comes out Nov. 2016) by S. J. Kincaid
  5. A Child of Booksby Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston (because I’m still a child at heart)

Favorite Authors This is a bit harder than picking favorite books. I’m not the best with names, so, sadly, I don’t always remember them. I don’t necessarily find one author that I like and then go read all their books, but I do love Markus Zusak, William Joyce, Oliver Jeffers, Maggie Stiefvater and Sabaa Tahir.

Any particular genre that you’re especially in love with?Ha, yes! I love YA and have no shame in saying it. It’s really the majority of what I read. I also have a huge love for children’s picture books. I’m an artist and am a sucker for beautiful illustration.

What did you do before you worked at Lemuria? I’m still a college student and thought I had a work study job, until I didn’t. Besides that, I have worked at two libraries and as a pool assistant.

If you could share lasagna with any author, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you ask them? Maggie Stiefvater, I just finished her Raven Cycle books. I want to know what lead her to ending the series the way she did. It took me by surprise in the quietest and best way possible.

If we could have any living author visit the store and do a reading, who would you want to come? I would LOVE Sabaa Tahir to come and do a reading. By far, An Ember in the Ashes is one of my all time favorite books. She creates beautiful and broken worlds with the most vibrant and often violent characters. I’m always captivated by her books and I can’t wait to see what she does next.

If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be? I have this feeling that Lemuria is being haunted by a friendly but mischievous ghost that likes to rearrange displays and push books off the shelves right when you walk out of the room.

If you had the ability to teleport, where would you go first? Cancun, Mexico. They have sunken underwater coral reef statues that I would love to see. Really though, I’m just a total beach bum at heart and winter is coming soon in Jackson. I would give anything to feel hot sand between my toes

Get to Know Julia

JuliaBefore we start I’d like you to know I love lots of things, so this is going to include the word “love” approximately one hundred times.

How long have you worked at Lemuria?  Almost two months.

What do you do at Lemuria? I am currently working in the fiction room. I am also starting to learn about the First Editions Club at Lemuria.

Talk to us what you’re reading right now.  I just finished Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi, and, just as everyone else has, I absolutely LOVED it. I also read the June First Editions Pick, Miss Jane by Brad Watson. I’m working on three books right now: Mothering Sunday by Graham Swift, We Come to Our Senses by Odie Lindsey, and Dispatches from Pluto by Richard Grant. So far, I’m loving We Come to Our Senses and Mothering Sunday. My dad and I are passing Dispatches back and forth, so there’s no telling when I’ll finish, but so far it is a hilarious read and living up to its reputation for me.

18387c20-0252-0133-501f-0ec273752cbdWhat’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)? Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut (which apparently will never get finished), A Thousand Miles From Nowhere by John Gregory Brown, and The After Party by Anton Disclafani. Also, candy. Because I love candy.

How many books do you usually read at a time?  Usually no more than two, but I’m being ambitious this summer and trying for three to four.

I know it’s difficult, but give us your current top five books.  Oh, man…
Homegoing – Yaa Gyasi
The Descendants – Kaui Hart Hemmings
The Revolution of Little Girls – Blanche McCrary Boyd
Giovanni’s Room – James Baldwin (I had to include an all-time favorite)
Sleeping on Jupiter – Anuradha Roy

Favorite authors?  I have so many… I love them all…
Edgar Allen Poe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, William Faulkner, Blanche McCrary Boyd, James Baldwin, Maya Angelou, Kate Chopin, Edwidge Danticat, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Robert Frost, Dylan Thomas, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Tennyson, T.S. Eliot, J.K. Rowling, Anuradha Roy, Suheir Hammad…
I love every author I’ve ever read, honestly. These are just some of my top favorites. We’d be here all day if I kept listing them!

Any particular genre that you’re especially in love with? Generally speaking, fiction is my favorite. More specifically, it’s a toss up between Southern Lit and Expats.

What did you do before you worked at Lemuria?  I graduated from LSU in May, and my parents took my siblings and I to Hawaii, so basically I was crying on my couch because we couldn’t stay there forever.

If you could share lasagna with any author, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you ask them?  This is also a hard question… I think right now I’d like to meet J.K. Rowling and ask, “what’s your secret?”

Why do you like working at Lemuria?  I really love literature. I love talking about literature, reading it, and writing about it.

If we could have any living author visit the store and do a reading, who would you want to come?  There’s quite a few authors I’d like to hear read, but I’d probably go with Suheir Hammad, because listening to her read her poetry is life-changing.

If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be?  A phoenix because they are awesome and Dumbledore had one.

If you had the ability to teleport, where would you go first?  Probably Paris, France, and then Hawaii. Then back and forth until I decided which I loved more.

Get to Know Abbie

bc8ab1de-2c47-4736-bed9-34d35e955034How long have you worked at Lemuria? 6 months

What do you do at Lemuria? Check out/answer phones/keep the religious section nice and tidy

Talk to us about what you’re reading right now. Just finished Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. It’s great!  Now I’m onto Sweetbitter by Stephanie Danler.

What’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)? The After Party by Anton Disclafani, The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson, and several YA books.

How many books do you usually read at a time? I love to read multiple books at the same time. Usually 2-3, but I’ve done up to 5. I like having options if I get bored with one, and it makes each story seem fresh when I return to it.

I know it’s difficult, but give us your current top five books.
(I’m guessing you mean “of all time,” right?)
5. If You Find This Letter by Hannah Brencher
4. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
3. Holes by Louis Sachar
2. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J.K. Rowling
1. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

Favorite authors?
Rainbow Rowell, Leigh Bardugo, Victoria Schwab

Any particular genre that you’re especially in love with?YA, memoirs, and books with magic

What did you do before you worked at Lemuria? After I graduated from college, I went to work at the Grand Canyon for the summer. I was at the front desk at the North Rim Lodge.

If you could share lasagna with any author, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you ask them?
Louisa May Alcott, and I would ask her, (SPOILER) “Why in the world didn’t you let Jo and Laurie be together in your book?! They were meant to be!”

Why do you like working at Lemuria?
I love the bookish community and how many authors and great reads I’ve discovered because of Lemuria. And the people are awesome! Plus, it’s super cozy (have you seen our green carpet?).

If we could have any living author visit the store and do a reading, who would you want to come?
J.K. Rowling, duh! But I would probably be making a scene with all my ugly crying over how happy I was to be in the same room as her.

If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be?
I’ve actually discussed this with someone in detail. It would be a bear. His name would be Bear E. Hannah, and we would train him to grab books off the shelf for us. However, he would never bring the right one, so we’d comically be like, “Bear E!” And he would get into other hilarious shenanigans while wearing a Lemuria t-shirt.

If you had the ability to teleport, where would you go first?
Harry Potter World at Universal Studios!

Get to Know Katie

IMG_1900How long have you worked at Lemuria? About 5 months.

What do you do at Lemuria?  Whale, I am part time so I usually come in during the afternoon and do some shelving and annoy my co-workers at the front desk who are ready to leave for the day 🙂 I just finished high school and will graduate in July, so I will be around a lot more now and will really experience the everyday flow of the store.

Talk to us what you’re reading right now.  I recently dove into Murakami’s 1Q84 and am enjoying my swim around in it a whole lot. It’s the first Marukami I’ve ever read, and I can’t really seem to put it down or stop thinking about the characters. I am also reading my first graphic novel, Watchmen by Alan Moore, and am looking into becoming a superhero.

What’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)?  Stephen King’s Doctor SleepBrave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley, Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, and Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

How many books do you usually read at a time?  Always 2, sometimes 3. There are definitely exceptions to this. If I start reading a book and know it needs my full and undivided attention, I won’t cheat on it.

I know it’s difficult, but give us your current top five books.  We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver, The Shining by Stephen King, Searching for the Sound by Phil Lesh, 1984 by George Orwell, and Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

Favorite authors?  George Orwell, J.D. Salinger, and Chuck Palahniuk

Any particular genre that you’re especially in love with?  Fiction. I love fiction.

What did you do before you worked at Lemuria?  My first job was as a hostess at a restaurant and Lemuria is my second job.

If you could share lasagna with any author, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you ask them?  I’d eat some lasagna with J.D. Salinger. He was a pretty reserved guy while he was alive and wrote some really great stuff. All of his works have a TON of underlying meanings, and I’d love for him to explain those to me. I know I’ll never figure all of them out.

Why do you like working at Lemuria?  Man, I learn so much. Whether it’s from the books or my coworkers or the customers or the visiting authors, I am always learning something.

If we could have any living author visit the store and do a reading, who would you want to come?  Stephen King. The man has got fear figured out. To have him read part of a chilling story in the dimly lit DotCom building… amazing.

If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be?  We do have a jar for bear money… or it may be beer… but either way it has like $7 in it so I think we should get a bear. Abbie had the great idea of naming it Bear-y Hannah, and he could reach all the high shelves for me since I can only comfortably reach the fifth.

If you had the ability to teleport, where would you go first?  I would love to go camping on an uninhabited (but safe) island in the middle of the ocean.

Get to Know Nicola

How long have you worked at Lemuria? About a year, part time.

What do you do at Lemuria? I assist customers, and help organize and shelve books. My section is World History, and I do a bit of design work for Lemuria from time to time.

Talk to us what you’re reading right now. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara. I’m not even done with it and I know that it has my vote for the National Book Award.

What’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)? It’s not really in purgatory, since I just read it, but it’s Genghis Khan by Frank Mclynn .

How many books do you usually read at a time? Never more than 2. To read more makes me finish less.

Favorite authors? Edward Gibbon, Lemony Snicket, Joseph Campbell, and J.R.R. Tolkien.

unnamedAny particular genre that you’re especially in love with? Nonfiction and history especially, because you learn something; and fantasy/fairytales (you can see me as Alice on the left, back when I was blonde).

What did you do before you worked at Lemuria? I was an intern at Fresh Ink (very cute place next to Lemuria)!

If you could share lasagna with any author, dead or alive, who would it be? What would you ask them? Joseph Campbell, because it’s rare to read an author you can learn so much from and can show you just how beautiful and interconnected people are. He’s a poet of history and philosophy!

Why do you like working at Lemuria? I get paid to be around books and people who like them.

 

If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be? I keep asking Kelly for a cat but she says no because there’s a restaurant downstairs, and she doesn’t see my point that we wouldn’t have to feed it then. Kelly please. We could call him The Great Catsby. Or Mew-dora Welty. Or Purr-man Melville.

 

Get to Know Andrew

unnamedHow long have you worked at Lemuria? I started working at Lemuria on June 1 of this year.

What do you do at Lemuria? My primary job right now is to be the Receiver, which is not a job title I usually employ because it makes me sound like I’m part of a Lois Lowry dystopia. I’m basically the air traffic controller of books—I make sure that we get shipped all the books we order, run the first level of quality control to make sure they’re not damaged, check them into the inventory, and help make sure they get to where they need to go.

Talk to us what you’re reading right now. I’m about eight chapters into Garth Risk Hallberg’s City on Fire, one of our October FEC picks. I am also about a chapter into John Irving’s Avenue of Mysteries, due out on November 3.

What’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)? Well, I don’t really want to make any promises on what books I’m going to read next, because my guiding principle in reading selection is “you just never know.” But I will say that I might have bought the following hardback books: Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, Let Me Tell You by Shirley Jackson, Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson, and Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie.

Favorite authors? In alphabetical order: Howard Bahr, John Green, John Grisham, Lewis Grizzard, Greg Iles, John Irving, John D. MacDonald, Gabriel García Márquez, William Shakespeare, and Donna Tartt.

Any particular genre that you’re especially in love with? I’ll read almost anything that seems interesting to me, but I do seem to keep reading books about the South (especially Mississippi), character-driven series of mysteries (like Travis McGee, Tres Navarre, Penn Cage), books about football, and books that tend to end up in our culture section. Also, I love a good bildungsroman.

What did you do before you worked at Lemuria? I spent the last four years teaching high school English and history in Flora, MS, and Tensas Parish in Louisiana. I’ve also been employed as a cashier, a substitute teacher, a busboy, a writing tutor, a camp counselor, a babysitter, and a freelance sports reporter.

Why do you like working at Lemuria? The books, of course, which are their own brand of magic, but also the people who care about them. Also, it’s my best point of entry into Jackson, which I love, since I graduated from Belhaven some time ago.

If we could have any living author visit the store and do a reading, who would you want to come? Pretty much anybody on my favorites list (who are alive), but I think maybe John Irving most of all. Of all my favorite authors, he’s the one I’ve read most extensively.

If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be? This is the easiest question so far. Lemuria should have a phoenix, like Dumbledore’s pet Fawkes. And it should be green, because those are the best kind.

 

Get to Know Matt

image1How long have you worked at Lemuria? Just shy of a year, I came to the mythical land of Lemuria last November.

What do you do at Lemuria? I work at some of our off site events (Fondren’s First Thursday WOOP WOOP), I help keep our new website updated, and I work in our art, drama, movies and tv sections. Oh, and sometimes I bring snacks.

Talk to us about what you’re reading right now. I’m currently reading City on Fire, a debut novel by Garth Risk Hallberg that will be released October 13th (and is our First Editions Club pick for October). It’s a long book and I’m only about halfway through it, but I think it is worth the marathon of a read. So far I am really enjoying the scenes of NYC in the 70’s and how the layers and complexity of the city are seen through the characters he writes about. Ask me again when I’m finished! P.S., Garth will be here on October 19 at 5:00 for a signing and reading.

I’m also almost to the end of this new collection, Adam Johnson’s Fortune Smiles is reminding me why I love short stories. I have a tendency to react audibly to what I am reading (sorry, again, to everyone in Cups), and the stories here have brought out all sorts of loud and rude reactions. I also just finished reading John Logan’s Red, a play about the abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko, and I am a few pages into In Montmartre: Picasso, Matisse and the Birth of Modernist Art by Sue Roe, a sort of group biography of a number of artists in Paris.

What’s currently on your bedside table (book purgatory)? My “book purgatory” IS my bedside table and now stands taller than any other furniture in my home, so I’ll just list the books up to bat: Salman Rushdie’s newest novel Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, Jesse Eisenberg’s book of stories Bream Gives Me Hiccups, and A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin. I can’t decide which is stronger: the feeling of accomplishment at finishing a book and moving it out of the purgatory, or the excitement of picking another one up and making room to add to the table…

I know it’s difficult, but give us your current top five books. You’re right. This is difficult. Here are five books that are floating around my head for one reason or another.

Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. This novel is at the top of the list of books I’ve read this year; an instant favorite. If you haven’t picked it up yet, shame on you! Go! Now! Run to Lemuria!

Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino. Another favorite, this is the kind of book that will strike a variety of people for a variety of reasons. I like the conversations that follow recommending it; conversations about imagination and perspective, and the possibilities people see in the world.

The Secret Wisdom of the Earth by Christopher Scotton. I mention this one because I was really, really surprised by how much I liked reading this book a few months ago. It wasn’t a big blip on my radar at first, but when a coworker could not stop talking about it, I decided to give it a shot. I admit it, I cried.

Naked by David Sedaris. It is very difficult to choose which of his books is my favorite, but for anyone unfamiliar with David Sedaris, I think Naked is a good place to start. To say that he is a funny writer writing funny stories about the sad/funny things in his life is doing a great injustice.

The Neverending Story by Michael Ende. I don’t read as many children’s books as I should these days, BUT I DARE ANYONE TO FIND ONE BETTER THAN THIS. The Neverending Story was one of my favorite books as a kid and it still holds up. It was books like this that made lil Matty believe having an imagination was a good thing. Kids need that. So, I don’t care how old you are, I don’t care how cool you are, and I don’t care how you feel about the 1984 film adaption (a classic in its own right), you MUST read this book.

What did you do before you worked at Lemuria? Before I came to Lemuria, I was doing freelance design work and living like a nomad. Before that, I worked for a printing company, a blue jeans store, a screen printer, a university, a daycare, etc…

Why do you like working at Lemuria? Never a dull moment. If you visit and hear loud laughter, its me. Those Lemurians are a funny bunch. Really, Lemuria is such a unique environment. You can see it on the faces of new customers walking in for the first time; the atmosphere of the place truly has a power over anyone inside. It is why people keep coming back and it is what makes coming to work every day so easy. It’s the combination of the people in the place, their ideas, the conversations, and everyone’s desire to read and to learn. Lemuria offers a shared experience that is hard to find anywhere else.

If we could have any living author visit the store and do a reading, who would you want to come? Hmm. JK Rowling? I think it would be a lot of fun to see that many people just lose their minds in the presence of that kind of magic and celebrity.

If Lemuria could have ANY pet (mythical or real), what do you think it should be? We aren’t counting the Basilisk in the walls? Yeah, HP references are still cool.

 

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