Matchmaker – Mary A.

Mary's desert island reads:

  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Riddlemaster Trilogy by Patricia McKillip
  • Homicidal Psycho Jungle Cat (Calvin and Hobbes) by Bill Watterson
  • Lore Olympus by Rachel Smythe

What Mary does when she's not reading:

  • Go for nature walks with my kids
  • Papercrafts
  • Dream of travel locations
  • Bake
  • Practice piano

If Mary could meet any literary character, or visit any literary world, it would be:

I would like to visit the world of Howl’s Moving Castle, because I’m fascinated by the idea of being able to walk through a door and step out into a completely different location, and I would love to explore the moving castle.

Ask Mary what to read.

Mary's Recommendations

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