Meet your teen librarians! Meet Keelia!

May 14, 2018

Meet Keelia!

Why do I love the library? Well to put it simply, I just enjoy the idea of a place a person can go - spend their whole life - and learn something new every day. Libraries can make a community come alive and unify all sorts of people just by being there. The people, events, and selection of any library is precious and fun. I will probably always love libraries, just like I will always love books. I will take my kids to the library and hopefully they will take their kids - Vive la Library!

 What is your favorite genre?
Fantasy

Who are your favorite authors?
Alice Croggon, Meg Cabot, Shannon Hale, Kiera Cass, Gail Carson Levine, Rainbow Rowell, Gail Carriger, Sophie Kinsella, and many more

 What are you reading right now?
The fandom by Anna Day
Split second by Kasie West
Suitors and sabotage by Cindy Anstey
To kill a kingdom by Alexandra Christo

What have you read recently?
Jesse's Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Textrovert by Lindsey Summers
How to Keep a Boy from Kissing You by Tara Eglington
Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst
Soulless by Gail Carriger

What is your favorite classic?
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austin

What are your all-time favorite books/series?
The Pellinor Series by Alice Croggon, Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot, and the Lunar Series by Marissa Meyer

What are your favorite recommendations?
Well I am very into teen fiction with an emphasis on female lead characters. My main character has to be witty and make me laugh, otherwise what’s the point, right? So if you like the same types of books that I do then I would recommend: Tricksters Choice by Tamora Pierce, The, Almost to Die For by Tate Hallaway, The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale, and Etiquette and Espionage by Gail Carriger.

What is your favorite sub-genre?
I like dark fantasy. And “dark” is a very broad term, but pretty much, for me, it means that I like plot elements with magic, otherworldly creatures like vampires and werewolves, witches, swords and bows, etc.

What are a few books you are looking forward to reading?
Holly Jolly Summer by Tiffany Stewart
From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
My Plain Jane by Brodi Ashton, Cynthia Hand, and Jodi Meadows

What is your favorite short story?
A Rose for Emily by Faulkner

What is your favorite play?
Once Upon a Mattress

What is your favorite magazine?
Cosmopolitan

How do you get you news?
Mostly internet, but sometimes I watch the news on TV

Do you prefer books or e-books?
I tend to like books better. Why? Because I don’t have a kindle or a nook and I like to be able to hold my books in my hand. I do partake in audiobooks when I am on a long car ride. They really help the time fly by.

What type of plots do you enjoy?
Romantic comedy and slice of life

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