Pratt Profile: Caitlin and the Motley Crew

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Caitlin StokesYour name?

Your age?

Your local branch?

Your favorite spot in the Library?

What are you currently reading?
Burr by Gore Vidal.

What book would you recommend to readers right now, and why?
The collected short stories of Shirley Jackson... Especially We have already lived in the castle! Her stories are dark, involving, and eccentric (and easy to read)... Similar in tone to Roald Dahl's short stories for adults.

What is one book you could not finish, and why?
I have difficulty finishing books because they often end in ways i dislike or disagree with. I usually come within the last few pages of a book and then put it back on the shelf. I prefer to come to my own conclusions than to be disappointed.

What is the last thing you came to the Library to find?

What is your favorite memory of the Library?
I always enjoy the motley crew of fellow readers in the Central Library's periodicals department. To me this is emblematic of the public library: different people taking time out of their day to read disparate things in the company of one another. I think this kind of space is so very important. A place to gather that is free and open to everyone. A place to make individual choices about what to read, learn, and think about. It's exciting.

What is one thing you want everyone to know about the Library?
That interlibrary loan is amazing and you can get you items that the Pratt Library doesn't have in its own collection.

This is the first post in a new series called Pratt Profiles. This series will feature interviews with Pratt Chat readers, Library customers, and staff published each Wednesday.

Great concept for a new series!
Posted by: rebecca at 11/15/2012 9:08 a.m.

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