UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite villain?

Question: Who’s your favorite fictional villain?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: So many, but I’ll go with the White Witch in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the witch, and the Wardrobe….Tilda Swinton really brought her to life in the movie!

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Hilly Holbrook in The Help by Kathryn Stockett or Dolores Umbridge in Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Can I say “The Man?” Like, when a group of scrappy friends go up against The Man/Authority? Okay, probably not. In that case, I currently really love President Snow from The Hunger Games. I won’t say too much – spoilers! – but he is creepy in the best way.

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianHmm…hard to just pick one, but I’ll go with Dexter Morgan in the Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay.  I guess he’s considered a villian, but he has a good side too.

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: Miranda Priestly in A Devil Wears Prada. You can consider her a villain but it depends on the day.

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Miss Breakbone from the children’s book “The Dunderheads” by Paul Fleischmen

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Best Reading Related Memory

Question: What’s your best reading related memory?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: I read a book about Helen Keller’s life over and over when I was a kid — I was amazed by her grit and determination. I also loved learning the alphabet in sign language in the back of the book.

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: My high-school best friend had the entire Sweet Valley High book collection and would let me borrow each book until I read the entire series.

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Oh, man. I loved the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release night. I was in a wedding the night the book came out. We all went and got a copy in our bridesmaids dresses (including one for the bride). I stayed up all night reading and finished just in time to make the morning brunch.

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianVisiting the used bookstore in Raleigh, NC right on Hillsborough Street, close to NC State University.  I walked there every summer when I would visit my grandparents.  I usually made multiple trips during my visit and would stock up on the Nancy Drew mysteries.

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: My Aunt use to read to me when I was little during the time she lived with my family.  My favorite book was the Bernstein Bears.

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Reading bedtime stories to my 3 kids when they were little.  I miss it so much!

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Audiobooks?

Question: Do you listen to audiobooks?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: Nope but keep meaning to get some. I’m usually listening to music, NPR, or my 4 year old in the car.

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Yes! I love audiobooks. I started listening to them when I had an one-way, hour-long commute years ago and have been hooked ever since. Jim Dale (Harry Potter) is one of my favorite readers.

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Sometimes. I’m pretty bad about paying attention to them, so that can be problematic.

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianOnly on road trips.

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: No.

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Yes, but have not in awhile.  Use to listen to them more when my kids were younger.  Helped travel time go faster.

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite book turned movie?

Question: What is your favorite movie based on a book?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: For fun? Clueless — as if. Action? Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. On the more dramatic side, Empire of the Sun…I saw it when I was a teenager, and I’ve been a Christian Bale fan ever since.

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.

 

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: I hate to be repetitive and all too recent, but Catching Fire keeps coming to mind. There quite a few more, though… 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianTo name a few…Shutter Island and Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: The Hobbit

 

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: The Notebook, love that movie, and love that book!

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Reading Distractions?

Question: What easily distracts you when you’re reading?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: Sleepiness….yawn.

 

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: People who interrupt me with questions or ignore the fact that I’m reading.

 

 

KellieKellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Cats. They don’t seem to like when the world does not revolve around them.

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianIt doesn’t take much these days…tv, laundry, pie, etc.

 

 

RachelRachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: No favorite, but The Joy of Cooking is an essential and classic cookbook.  I normally give it as wedding gifts.

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: Anything can distract me…very frustrating!

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: My kids, my hubby, my dog,  and a busy life!

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite Fictional Character?

Question: Who is your favorite fictional character?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: I think Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice. “There is a stubbornness about me that never can bear to be frightened at the will of others. My courage always rises at every attempt to intimidate me.”

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Doug Swieteck in Okay for Now by Gary D. Schmidt

 

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Anne Shirley (when she’s not being annoying). More up-to-date? Hermione Granger.

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianHard to narrow down to one, but a couple of faves are both Scout and Atticus Finch in To Kill a Mockingbird, Bone in Bastard Out of Carolina, and Katniss in The Hunger Games

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: No favorite, but The Joy of Cooking is an essential and classic cookbook.  I normally give it as wedding gifts.

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: I don’t think I have a favorite.

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffanys

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite Cookbook?

Question: What’s your favorite cookbook?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: Any of Ina Garten’s books…haven’t come across a bad recipe yet!

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: The Cake Mix Magic series…all the recipes start with a box of cake mix.

 

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: America’s Test Kitchen! (And anything that shows step-by-step with photos. I am an awful cook.)

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianCan’t remember the last time I read a biography…

 

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: No favorite, but The Joy of Cooking is an essential and classic cookbook.  I normally give it as wedding gifts.

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: Gooseberry Patch Cookbook “Super-Fast Slow Cooking”. I love this book…simple and fast!

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Campbell’s Soup cookbook.  “Best Loved recipes”

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite biography?

Question: What’s your favorite biography?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: The Stranger Wilde: Interpreting Oscar

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Finding Fish by Antwone Fisher  (technically an autobiography).

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: Um. I’m not sure the last time I read a straight biography. Memoirs and autobiographies are another story….

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianCan’t remember the last time I read a biography…

 

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: I’m going to piggy back off of Chris.  I did enjoy Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

 

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: I really enjoyed reading about the life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. I was a fan of Little House on the Prairie.

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

 

UCBA Fun Facts: Favorite reading place?

Question: What’s your Favorite place to read?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: On vacation….anywhere.

 

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: I like to read in bed or in my favorite lounge chair.

 

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: I prefer to read on vacation (a random dream vacation is one dedicated JUST to reading), but more often than not, I read in bed.

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianVacation, couch, bed…just about anywhere except the car.

 

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: No favorite place, but I tend to read in my bed before I fall asleep.

 

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: I like to read in bed. That’s why I can’t make it through more than two pages.

 

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: Poolside in the summer is the best!

 

UCBA Fun Facts: One book or several?

Question: Do you prefer to read one book at a time, or several at once?

HeatherHeather Maloney, Library Director: Several at once and lately not so much luck with finishing….

 

 

Michelle Michelle McKinney, Reference/Web Services Librarian: Accidentally re-reading books. I’ll borrow a book from the library and realize a few chapters in that I’ve read it before.

 

Kellie Kellie Tilton, Instructional Technologies Librarian: I TRY to read one at a time, but I’m easily enticed by new, shiny books.

 

 

LaurenLauren Wahman, Instruction LibrarianI’ve got a better shot at finishing it if I stick with one.

 

 

Rachel Rachel Lewis, Technical Services Manager: If I am in the mood for reading it will only be one book at a time.

 

 

TammyTammy Manger, Public Services Manager: I read one book at time. Otherwise I tend to get lost and find myself looking back in the book to figure out what I’ve already read.

 

ChrisChris Marshall, Public Services Assistant: I usually read just one book at time.  I can enjoy the characters more reading just one at a time.