Lauren W.

Lauren W
What I Do When I’m Not at the Library:
Watch funny things, perform funny things, do the NYT crossword and gleefully follow Rex Parker Does the NYT Crossword Puzzle, cook, complain that I don’t cook as much as I want to, wear sweatpants.
 
If I wrote an autobiography, its title would be:
Is It Time for Sweatpants Yet?: A Daily Devotional
 
The Last Thing I Read:
MacBeth by Jo Nesbø
 
My top 5 favorite books:
A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
Cat’s Eye by Margaret Atwood
The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin
The Arrival by Sean Tan
Theft By Finding: Diaries 1977-2002 by David Sedaris
 
Favorite genres and subgenres:
Graphic Novels: biographies/memoirs, feminist superheroes, horror, children’s
Humor (Fiction): dark comedy
Humor (Nonfiction): comedian memoirs, comedic essays, David Sedaris (as far as I’m concerned, this is a subgenre)
Literary Fiction: contemporary fiction, lyrical language, morally ambiguous characters, dark and looming and full of dread
Picture Books: humor, rhythm & rhyme, wordless, nonfiction in picture book format
Science Writing: popular science, natural sciences, neuroscience
Short Stories: fairy tales, fractured fairy tales, first person perspective, science fiction, unsettling