I'm often asked if I read all the books I recommend. I would love to say YES!! In reality, although it would be incredible to read through everything in our store, it just isn't feasible. Partly because I relish watching a well-fought football game on a brisk fall afternoon; I enjoy an evening relaxing at the theatre or an orchestra concert; and I crave the opportunity to spend time with family. All of which take away from reading time.
Karla is the events coordinator at Dragonfly Books. When she's not hosting one of our fantastic author events, you can find Karla reading and doing various crafts, including making gnomes out of Nordic sweaters, upcycling old windows, and using rhubarb leaves to create cement garden decor.
When I was a child, I read books. I had them stashed all around the house in case of a reading emergency, perfected the art of reading while walking, and even spent an entire Minnesota Twins game reading The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. I preferred magical lands to middle school and reading to sleep - and some things never change. I live amongst stacks of books on every surface, to the point that when we first started dating, my husband asked if I knew that I had an abnormal amount of reading material.
I'm a long time fan of words and books! I've loved reading and writing since I've known how to. As a mother of three active school aged children, I don't have nearly as much time to read as I'd like to, but I supplement with audio books on Libro.fm. I just finished "A Man Called Ove" by Fredrik Backman and it had me both laughing out loud and wiping a few tears from my eyes. It is a wonderful book, and I will definitely be reading more of his books in the future. My favorite books are typically character driven stories in any genre, but mostly feel-good general fiction. I love to forget I am reading a book and feel like I am an extra in the story and know the characters.
Odin-Thor is widely regarded as the handsomest and most revered staffmember at Dragonfly Books. Adventurer, Viking, Teddy Bear, and Master Storyteller: there’s nothing Odin-Thor can’t do!