Media Squad Member Kelley

I’ve loved reading forever. Even in college and grad school when all I did was read for class, I still loved reading on my own. And I’m a huge music fan with tastes ranging from Andrew Bird to Van Morrison to Sidney Bechet to Kendrick Lamar. Currently, I’ve discovered Foreverly which is a collaboration project of folk songs between Billie Joe Armstrong and Norah Jones. I’m also listening to great Jazz singer Melody Gardot’s newest album, Sunset in the Blue

Give me a ringy-ding if you’re looking for a good memoir, some great poetry or a book that will chill or thrill you! I’m also good for movie recommendations (though I’m easy to please in that category, you’ve been forewarned) and TV shows. A few recent favorites: Ted Lasso (AppleTV), Squid Game and Midnight Mass (Netflix). I’m also always re-re-re-re-watching Parks and Recreation and falling for Ron Swanson again and again.

I find books I want to read in mysterious and not-so-mysterious places: the usual library publications like Bookpage, BookRiot, GoodReads (of course) and NPR. But also various podcasts like On Being and Young House Love Has a Podcast. And also the shelves at Urban Outfitters! I run 2 book clubs at the library; a nonfiction group on Monday afternoons and a Grown-Ups Reading Children’s Books on Thursday evenings. Join us! Find out more here.

A few of my quirky bits:

  • I feel like wind turbines are harbingers of doom; like end-of-the-world/apocalypse type stuff. So, while I’m not afraid of them exactly, I’m very suspicious when I see them.
  • A few of my favorite movies: The Burbs, Bringing up Baby, The Goodbye Girl, Call Me By Your Name (also a great book!) and Bedknobs and Broomsticks.
  • I love to dance and have no shame about loving #discoforever.
  • Last fall I just moved to a new (much smaller house) and I named her Mini-Pearl.
  • In another life I think I was an interior designer.