Jen F.

Jen F.

"When in doubt, tell the truth" - Mark Twain.

What I do when I'm not at the library:
I (try) to play guitar and read quite a bit in my spare time.

I also just like walking around DC and learning new things.

The last thing I read:
The last great book I read was So Far So Good : Final Poems 2014-2018 by Ursula K. Le. Written just before she died, and published posthumously, this collection reads like a collection of paintings covering a variety of topics Le Guin found meaningful in their temporality including homes, rivers, memory, and universality (among other things). It is written with a bright clarity and patience that I found grounding and meaningful.

My top 5 favorite books:

What I'm reading now:
I'm currently reading The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate - Discoveries from a Secret World by Peter Wohlleben, translated by Jane Billigshurst. Wohlleben's book taps into the natural world's social network to uncover how trees communicate with one another while drawing on his love of studying them to share how they show love to one another, warning of danger and sharing nutrients with those that are sick.

Favorite genres and subgenres:

  • Poetry: Contemporary Poetry, Prose Poetry
  • Picture Books: Story Time Books, Books about Feelings
  • Graphic Novels: Stand-Alone Titles, Young or New Adult Protagonist, Biographical
  • LGBTQ: Coming of Age Stories, Romantic, Heartbreaking, Socially Aware
  • Memoir/Biographies: Creative Non-Fiction, Short Essays, Reflective Genre Blending

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