New readers keep asking, “Who is this Children’s Librarian?” “What’s wrong with her?” Well, here are some answers:

Name: Adrienne Pettinelli
Profession: Library Director, freelance writer
E-mail: [email protected]
Sign: Yield
Favorite Color: purple, but I sort of like them all
Favorite Food: fried egg sandwich
Least Favorite Food: Miracle Whip
Favorite Defense Mechanism: humor
Favorite Book: How Reading Changed by Life by Anna Quindlen
Some Favorite Picture Book Authors and Illustrators: Tony Johnston, Kevin Henkes, Jules Feiffer, David Shannon, Mo Willems, Ellen Stoll Walsh , Simms Taback, Margie Palatini, Harry Bliss
Some Favorite Chapter Book/Teen Authors: Jack Gantos, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Richard Peck, Linda Sue Park, Lemony Snicket, Meg Cabot, M.T. Anderson, and J.K. Rowling
Favorite Authors for Grown-Ups: Sarah Vowell, David Sedaris, and Anne LaMott
Favorite Comics: Calvin and Hobbes, The Far Side, Amelia Rules, For Better or For Worse, Pickles, Unshelved, and The Boondocks.
Favorite Movies: Too many to even think about listing. Reality Bites is a movie I’ve watched repeatedly and still enjoy. I will watch literally any horror movie, especially if it features zombies.
Favorite Directors: Easier question — Wes Anderson, P.T. Anderson, Jim Jarmusch, Kevin Smith, Tim Burton
Favorite Television Shows: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Babylon 5, Veronica Mars, Robot Chicken, The Office (BBC and US), The Daily Show, Jericho
What I’m Listening to These Days: White Stripes, REM, Fiona Apple, The Bens, Green Day, Weezer, They Might be Giants, Frank Sinatra (as if you don’t love him), Ok Go, Ani DiFranco, Hellogoodbye, The Mountain Goats, The Llama Song