|Read All Over celebrates the bookworm in all of us, showcasing readers in Vancouver and the books they love most.|
Jamie is a newly minted librarian with the Vancouver and Richmond Public Libraries. As a professional book selector and monger, you can imagine his wide eclectic eye for books and music. Whenever we work together, I’m always amazed at all the newest and coolest graphic novels and children’s illustrated books he’s got on hold. With Jamie’s interview you really get the sense that a life-long love of reading begins at a young age. I’ve already tracked down some of Jamie’s childhood favourites to read myself! I hope you will enjoy his generously sincere, well-considered answers as much as I did. Thanks Jamie!
What’s on your nightstand right now? Are you enjoying it?
I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit that at this exact moment it’s The Settlers of Catan… the novel. I saw the original German version several years ago in the multilingual section of the Central library and was unduly excited that someone had been commissioned to write an official novel based on the board game, though a translation didn’t exist at the time. I completely forgot about it until I spotted an English copy at a bookstore in Toronto last month. Of course, I checked the library catalogue as soon as I could (VPL had ordered it!) and immediately placed a request. I haven’t started it yet, other than reading the enthusiastic introduction by Catan game designer Klaus Teuber. The novel itself was written by Rebecca Gablé.