What are you currently reading?
I'm reading Blue Plate Special: An Autobiography of My Appetites by Kate Christensen. I've been reading it on my bus ride to work, though it makes me hungry with all the recipes and food references and I want to eat the moment I arrive.
Recommend one book on Village Books' shelves that you wish to handsell.
If you want a goofy and quick read, check out All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman. The superheroes have the types of powers that would seem ordinary. The main character is "The Perfectionist," which I completely related to!
If you had to recommend one author a reader should try, who would it be?
I recommend reading Alice Munro's short stories. She is very thoughtful in her writing and knows just how to impart the mood of each story or scene. She captures darkness and light perfectly.
What do you love about bookselling?
I love telling someone about a book I enjoyed and seeing them actually take it home to try it out. I don't even care if they like it or not, but just the willingness to read, and share in that experience with me is exciting.
What's the best book a customer recommended to you?
Want more recommends from Christina? Check out her staff picks page.