Hello! My name is Amy and I will be your librarian today!

The Basics:

Name: Amy Holland
Age: 28
Birthplace: Rochester NY
Pets: 1 cat named Gordon
Favorite Color: Hot pink and turquoise

10 (Or More) Things About Me:

1. How do you like your steak? Non-existent; I am vegan!
2. Coffee Drinker? Heck yeah! Coffee and books totally go together.
3. What kind of car do you drive? A silver Chevy Cavalier named Silvia II. Silvia I was named when I was reading the Bell Jar!
4. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full? Half full! Even if you don't have a half-full kind of life, the way you look at it can make a world of difference.
5. Store where you would max out your credit card? Probably a book store like Quimby's, Myopic Books, or Powell's (all book stores!).
6. When you were little, what did you want to be? Lots of different things - teacher, archaeologist. Librarian isn't too far off from either of those, when you think about it!
7. Do anything spontaneous lately? I do a lot of things spontaneously (as opposed to planned)...but I just call it going with the flow.
8. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Right where I live now - Rochester, NY, because it's close to a lot of my friends and family.
9. Favorite time of day? Whenever I get to spend time with a good book. I also love taking walks at dusk.
10. Cat or dog person? I'm an animal person!
11. What is your favorite defense mechanism? I will kill you with kindness!
12. What items could you not go without during the day? Chapstick, a book, and hugs.
13. Do you smile a lot? I try to. It makes everyone feel better.

Things I Like:

Favorite Books: Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger; Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger; The Devil's Arithmetic by Jane Yolen
Some Favorite Picture Book Authors and Illustrators: Mo Willems, Peter McCarty, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Leo Lionni, Eric Carle, Mini Grey, Beatrix Potter
Some Favorite Chapter Book/Teen Authors: Rebecca Stead; Mary Downing Hahn; Zilpha Keatley Snyder; Meg Cabot
Favorite Authors for Grown-Ups: David Sedaris; A.J. Jacobs; Augusten Burroughs; Neil Gaiman; Audrey Niffenegger
Favorite Comics: Yotsuba &!; Peach Fuzz; Local; Blankets
Favorite Movies: Amelie, anything by Miyazaki
Favorite Television Shows: LOST; Ghost Hunters, Arrested Development, Gilmore Girls, Black Books, Father Ted
What I'm Listening to These Days: Ani DiFranco; Kimya Dawson; Neko Case; Nirvana; the Cars