Name: Mindy Frehe
Department/Title: Teen/YA Services
Book you’ve always meant to read but haven’t: I keep thinking one day I will read War and Peace, but always seem to have something else I want to read first.
Book you’ve read too many times to count: Discounting the books I read a thousand times to my girls when they were little, I would have to say Little Women. I have read it multiple times, and each time I take something new from it.
Favorite genre: I like and enjoy a wide variety of books from different genres, but most often it is romances that I turn to. What can I say, I am a romantic at heart!
Do you currently have any overdue items or fines? Not that I am aware of, but I will plead the fifth as to whether I have EVER had fines and/or overdues!
Your favorite book from childhood? When I was a wee lass, my favorite was The Elves and the Shoemaker. I love the illustrations and the happy ending. I remember my first chapter book, because it was also the first book that made me cry. It was called The Five Little Peppers, and it has been lent to me by some friend of my parents. I think that finding an emotional connection with that book was the true beginning of my love affair with books.
What superpower would you like to have? Wow, that’s tough to decide. I would want a power that would allow me to have the time, energy, and good health to do all the things I still dream of doing!
What is your favorite place to eat/shop/hang out? My favorite pace to eat? That wold probably be Panera. I love soup and a sandwich. My favorite place to shop? I guess that would be the Plaza, I love stores with house and home goods. My favorite place to hangout? I was happiest in my home, surrounded by my family either watching movies or playing games.
Interesting bonus fact(s) (special skill? volunteer experience? Etc: I enjoy traveling. I have been to Bogata, Columbia; Bangor, Wales; and Dublin, Ireland. I am currently saving up for a trip to Paris, France.