I'm Adam, a former theater student, film major, book store clerk, video rental manager, stand-up comic, improviser, and vinyl record snob. In my time at the library I've purchased books for the graphic novel section, Photography, DIY, Humor, Transportation and more. I order video games for the library and use that as my excuse for continuing to play them at home. I review comics and graphic novels for the website noflyingnotights.com, which helps librarians, teacher, and parents learn more about new books and how they stack up. My film background exposed me to a lot of World Cinema, independent film, and gave me very firm opinions on the Noir genre. As a self-professed "comedy nerd", I've read a lot on the history of comedy and the comedians who shaped our appreciation of it nationally. One of my favorite duties at the library is ordering for the Humor section and seeing what new books are coming out beyond just comic strips.

One of my favorite fiction genres is Fantasy, which is more than just The Lord of the Rings and A Game of Thrones. Fantasy is having a moment right now as some great books are being adapted for TV and movies. I enjoy some of America's great novelists like Steinbeck and Hemingway, but thanks to my theater studies, I also have a deep love for Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams.

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Favorite Books & Audiobooks

East of Eden by John Steinbeck
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Born Standing Up by Steve Martin
Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin
Created in Darkness by Troubled Americans: The Best of McSweeney's Humor Category by Dave Eggers
Seed of Destruction by Mike Mignola
The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
A Study in Scarlet by Arthur Conan Doyle
All My Sons by Arthur Miller
Lone Wolf and Cub by Kazuo Koike
What is the What by Dave Eggers
Saga by Brian K. Vaughn

Favorite Movies & TV

The Anatomy of a Murder
Star Wars: A New Hope
A Mighty Wind
Best in Show
Stalag 17
Little Miss Sunshine
Shawn of the Dead
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Jerk
Spider Man: Into the Spiderverse