Hello, allow me to introduce our newest MN Reads’ reviewer, LeAnn Suchy. She found MN Reads on twitter (@mnreads) and didn’t believe being a reviewer was as easy as asking. See, it really is that easy! LeAnn’s a librarian from St. Cloud who recently moved to our lovely Twin Cities to take classes at The Loft and to be a bigger part of the literary scene. Aren’t you a little in love with her already? I am. LeAnn said she’s a fan of most genre fiction (aside from murder mysteries and romance) so you genre-loving booknerds can look forward to having some representation here. Welcome LeAnn!
What book(s) are you currently reading?
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen, Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld, and The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court by Jeffrey Toobin. I’m always reading some sort of poetry collection, too, and the most recent is One Secret Thing by Sharon Olds.
Have you ever had a crush on a fictional character? Who?
Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice had me at 14 and never let go. I also had a brief affair with Rob Fleming from High Fidelity.
If your favorite author came to Minnesota, who would it be and what bar would you take him/her to?
I would go to any bar with Neil Gaiman, but in true Gaiman fashion it would have to be a dark, seedy bar, with an eerie mist surrounding us, and strange (and maybe non-human) people filling the bar stools.
What was your first favorite book?
I wanted to be Ramona Quimby when I was a little, so Ramona the Pest is up there as one of my first favorites. I really loved Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There, too.
Let’s say Fahrenheit 451 comes to life, which book would you become in order to save it from annihilation?
In undergrad I was an English major so I’d have to become The Complete Works of Shakespeare. If I allowed Shakespeare to burn I think they’d take away my degree.
What is one book you haven’t read but want to read before you die?
Gone with the Wind. I loved that movie and before I die I should really find out if Scarlett is as annoyingly awesome in the book as she is in the movie.